August 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Arkansas Cinema Society and The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts are proud to present a special event featuring a selection of feature films and documentaries from this year’s Filmland: Arkansas program.
For the second block of short films, audiences can enjoy screenings of The Arkansas Accent Project and The Hill We Climb.
The Arkansas Accent Project
Runtime: 26 minutes
What sounds and sayings define the various people of the state of Arkansas and what these people may have in common? This creative scholarship draws upon interviews collected from the five major Arkansan regions: the Ozarks, the Arkansas River Valley, the Ouachitas, the Coastal Plain, and the Delta. Through interviews of various Native Arkansans, this study will illuminate the various accents of this state and the people who claim Arkansas as their home. In doing so, the study expands our understanding of who our people are and how their speech makes the Arkansas accent unique among Southern accents.
The Hill We Climb
Runtime: 30 minutes
Follow two residents’ efforts to revitalize a 100-year-old historically African American community in a predominantly white town in Arkansas as documented by their classmate from growing up.