FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012: A party for Fest sponsors, volunteers, and filmmakers on the Arkansas Queen, a late-night ferry that roams the Arkansas River. Also known, once a year, as: The Magical Mystery Tour Truth Bus.
(Above) Sneaks of San Francisco filmmaker Jonathan Rosen
(Above) Filmmaker and Fest co-founder Brent Renaud
(Above) New OA Intern James Williamson, left, with new friend
(Above) OA web editor Amy "Duke" Ellingson
(Above) Little Rock Film Festival co-founder Owen Brainard
(Above) Child actor Audrey P. Scott, of Think of Me, in crowd
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012: A showing of the documentary Tchoupitoulas at the work-in-progress OA Business Headquarters on Main Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. The OA’s all-time favorite in-the-flesh band, The True Soul Revue, provided a hypnotic groove (for Smirnoff photos of The True Soul Revue, please visit our online music department).
(Above) In dashing pink (?), "Spirit Man," son of True Soul Revue guru and artist Mr. Lee Anthony
(Above) New OA Intern Caroline Rash storyboarding for filmmaker and Fest co-founder Brent Renaud
(Above) "Miss on Scene" OA film columnist Natalie "Smith" Elliott
(Above) Soundman and vintage Honda enthusiast, Chris
(Above) LRFF Special Events Director Mike Poe, left, doing his Ferris Bueller imitation. "Spirit Man," right.
(Above) Susannah Myers
(Above) OA Publisher and recently victorious politician, Warwick Sabin
(Above) Filmmaker D.C. Marcial, director of The God Phone, with Katy "Cute" Tipton
(Above) Director Martha Stephens, "Best Southern Film" winner for Pilgrim Song
(Above) Tchoupitoulas director Bill Ross
(Above) Director Jared Scheib of The Mayor, facing camera
(Above) Arkansas filmmaker Kelly Duda, right
(Above) More "Spirit Man"
SAME NIGHT, BUT MUCH LATER: At Midtown Billiards, Little Rock's favorite late-night dive.
(Above) UCA student, interior decorator, cat lover Katy "Cute" Tipton
(Above) Kenny, right, new friend of photographer
(Above) Mark's girlfriend, left, with Mark, heavy-metal singer
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012: The Fest’s Award Gala and final after-party (at Crush, a first-rate wine bar on Main Street in North Little Rock, Arkansas).
(Above) Leg shots of Mitchell and McCollum
(Above) Justin Nickels, Kelly Duda's back, and Mallory O'Neal
(Above) LRFF cofounder Jamie Moses doing his locally famous Bill Murray impersonation
(Above) Mr. Kevin Kim, right
(Above) On right, Joshua, singer and songwriter for Velvet Kente
(Above) Actor, director, cartoonist, model Mark Cluvane (very polite, always says "sir")
(Above) Arkansas Times publisher, Southern magazine founder, and OA board member, Alan Leveritt
(Above) Tarantino stuntwoman
(Above) LRFF volunteer Denver Bonds
(Above) Close-up of Reade Mitchell's smoking jacket
(Above) Director D.C. Marcial with a producer of his film The God Phone
(Above) Man about town Reade Mitchell with new OA Intern Cara McCollum
(Above) All-star Festival volunteer, Mallory O'Neal
(Above) New OA Intern, Cara McCollum, with LRFF volunteer, Sam
(Above) Right leg of man about town Reade Mitchell
(Above) LRFF staffer with Megan