Bentonville Film Festival July 30 Update. Things get really rolling August 2!
Gregg W. Morris
An annual cinematic event and globally recognized platform that aims to amplify female, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and people with disabilities’ voices in entertainment. The week-long Festival, presented by the Bentonville Film Foundation, in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola, is known for its dedication to championing marginalized and underrepresented voices in film with 65 percent of the competition titles directed by women, giving voice to directors who are 71 percent female, 75 percent BIPOC or AAPI and 33 percent LGBTQIA+.”
By Gregg W. Morris
From Film Movement, A North American Distributor of Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films Based in New York City Founded in 2002
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 Widescreen
Audio: Dolby 5.1/2.0 Stereo
Language: English/Dutch with English Subtitles
Premiering in U.S. Theatrical venues, Virtual Cinema, VOD and Digital on July 30, Street Date: August 3, 2021. DVD: $24.9 Will be Available Exclusively at Walmart
Synopsis, Edited for Style
Hans, his wife and two kids are on a road trip to visit family, and after their vehicle, driven by dad, gets stuck behind a slow-moving van. Hans blows his cool, regresses to infantile road raging, macho derring-do, infuriating the van driver who just happens to be deranged beyond belief. [Please Note: Road Rage Stats for 2021].
Tailgate is an official selection at the badass film fests Sitges Film Festival and FrightFest.
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The Peabody Awards plan to recognize storytelling achievements across interactive, immersive and new media categories. An additional board of 10 newly appointed jurors, composed of esteemed industry experts, will lead Peabody in expanding the organization’s long-established pedigree to recognize works in digital and immersive formats. – By Gregg W. Morris
WORD reporter Niamh McAuliffe writes: Hunter hasn’t decided, as I’m wrapping up this article, about how classes are to be taught in fall, 2021; yet, I see this as the step in the right direction and a real sign that I and other students could be returning to what student life was like before we ever heard of the Coronavirus.
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Emerging media major David Dekle-Hills, who lives in Howard Beach, Queens, said he experienced a period when he lost passion for his favorite endeavors but eventually brushed off the apathy. Film major Kedar Young, 22, who lives in Yonkers, said he found ways to be productive during the pandemic. Senior Sumaya Nasir, 22, said her friends really have helped her.
By Seon Pollard
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