Walton Arts Center plans Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase Jan. 18

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A new event next month in Fayetteville will showcase six filmmakers from around the state of Arkansas.

The first ever Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase is set for Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. at Walton Arts Center.

The event, curated by the Fayetteville Film Festival, will feature short films created by filmmakers from Conway, Little Rock, Calico Rock, Siloam Springs, Fayetteville and Springdale.

Tickets to the event are $15 plus fees, and are on sale now.

To purchase, visit the Walton Arts Center Box Office, call 479-443-5600, or visit waltonartscenter.org.

Arkansas Filmakers Showcase Films

Film descriptions provided by Walton Arts Center.

Unos Huevos (15:14)
Directed by David Cruz from Conway
A boy skips his trumpet recital, instead he has a day exploring the town and running into trouble.

Father (14:52)
Directed by Sophie Barnes from Little Rock
A man under the influence experiences a series of strange encounters as he is haunted by three women from the past and present.

As Sisters As One (13:46)
Directed by Whitney Butler from Calico Rock
Elise struggles to maintain her grip on reality as the position of president of her sorority come within her grasp.

Milk Aisle (21:47)
Directed by Jordan Hunt from Siloam Springs
This film, set during the civil rights movement, shares the story of a young black man who is imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, and the letters he shared with a young woman named Ruby Sanders.

Chronic (11:04)
Directed by Blake Elder from Fayetteville
Sparky Ledbetter is a lonely man. He’s a former cop facing his own mortality. This slice-of-life short gives us a quick peek into Sparky’s morning routine and the complicated relationships he has to juggle.

Before My Eyes (13:25)
Directed by Mason Bowen from Springdale
A reminiscence of a faulted relationship through the eyes of a grieving woman and a regretful man.