Bentonville Film Festival: Features

by IMDb-Editors | created - 17 Apr 2018 | updated - 23 Apr 2018 | Public

These feature-length films will screen at the 2018 Bentonville Film Festival, May 1 to May 6, 2018.

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1. Angelica (2016)

100 min | Drama

Angelica has spent her whole life escaping from her mixed racial identity, but a family crisis forces her to look inside and rethink her life.

Director: Marisol Gómez-Mouakad | Stars: Kisha Tikina Burgos, Yamil Collazo, Willie Denton, Modesto Lacen

Votes: 8

Narrative Competition

2. Banana Season (2018)

104 min | Drama

Banana Season tells the story of a pivotal point in time for two individuals in the endless season of their lives. Peter is a little person with a big dream of flying like the bird species ... See full summary »

Director: Sanghoon Lee | Stars: Sommer Austin, Alec Garland, Alexandra Gonzalez, Sterling Gray

Narrative Competition

3. Benji the Dove (2017)

Adventure, Drama

A tender tale of four boys who are rapidly coming to terms with school, bullies, friendship, and loyalty. Not to be limited by a poor upbringing, they tap their immense creativity and ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Arbouet | Stars: Kelly AuCoin, Lynn Cohen, Karen Pittman, Bridget White

Votes: 12

Narrative Competition

4. Egg (I) (2018)

90 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

Centers on conceptual artist Tina (Reiner), when she introduces her eight-month pregnant art school rival (Hendricks) to her non-traditional surrogate Kiki (Camp). The truth comes outs and the patriarchy fights to hang on.

Director: Marianna Palka | Stars: Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche, Anna Camp

Votes: 322

Narrative Competition

5. Find Me (II) (2018)

104 min | Drama

An emotionally wounded accountant decides to break away from routine and find his missing friend, who has left clues for him of her whereabouts throughout National Parks across the West.

Director: Tom Huang | Stars: Sara Amini, Krizia Bajos, Patrick Batiste, Jaycie Dotin

Votes: 8

Narrative Competition

6. F.R.E.D.I. (2018)

90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

A teenager makes the discovery of a lifetime in the forest behind his Arkansas home, a friendly robot named F.R.E.D.I. (voiced by Candace Cameron Bure). Join James (Lucius Hoyos), Danny (... See full summary »

Director: Sean Olson | Stars: Kelly Hu, Angus Macfadyen, Candace Cameron Bure, Lucius Hoyos

Votes: 600

Narrative Competition

7. More Than Enough (2017)

93 min | Drama

The film follows the relationship between a bullied student, Shelly, whose home life is in shambles, and a wealthy eccentric, Wes, with no friends and issues with women. Things take a turn when Wes offers to become the teen's guardian.

Director: Anne-Marie Hess | Stars: Maddie Hasson, Billy Burke, Dabier, Melora Walters

Votes: 85

Narrative Competition

8. Lez Bomb (2018)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

A still closeted young woman brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, only to have her coming out efforts thwarted by the unexpected arrival of her male roommate.

Director: Jenna Laurenzo | Stars: Adeel Ahmed, Lisa Benner, Laura Cantwell, Joe Carpenter

Votes: 609

Narrative Competition

9. Mary Goes Round (2017)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama

Mary is a substance abuse counsellor with a drinking problem. After getting arrested for drunk driving and losing her job, Mary returns to her hometown where she learns that her estranged ... See full summary »

Director: Molly McGlynn | Stars: Aya Cash, Kimberly-Sue Murray, Jess Salgueiro, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 317

Narrative Competition

10. Miss Arizona (2018)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

Rose Raynes was crowned Miss Arizona - 15 years ago. Now a bored housewife trapped in a less-than-ideal-marriage , and mourning the independence of her 10-year-old-son, Rose accepts an ... See full summary »

Director: Autumn McAlpin | Stars: Missi Pyle, Steve Guttenberg, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Robyn Lively

Narrative Competition

11. Moko Jumbie (2017)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A gothic punk Caribbean love story arises in the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad. Asha is drawn to Roger, the boy next door. Their taboo attraction grows despite family ... See full summary »

Director: Vashti Anderson | Stars: Anthony Blackburn, Keston Dick, Vanna Girod, Melvina Hazard

Votes: 10

Narrative Competition

12. Quest (I) (2017)

86 min | Biography, Drama

A shocking non-romantic love story that does not shelter kids from the reality of what other kids go through. A commentary on our need for healing and empathy from a 12 yr old in crises losing faith in integrity.

Director: Santiago Rizzo | Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Lou Diamond Phillips, Betsy Brandt, Dash Mihok

Votes: 96

Narrative Competition

13. Ride (V) (2018)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action

It is about the life story of John Buultjens, who has dedicated his life to the sport of BMX.

Director: Alex Ranarivelo | Stars: Shane Graham, Ludacris, Sasha Alexander, Blake Sheldon

Votes: 70

Narrative Competition

14. Rust Creek (2018)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

An overachieving college student gets lost on her way to a job interview. A wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the Kentucky forest.

Director: Jen McGowan | Stars: Hermione Corfield, Denise Dal Vera, Jeremy Glazer, Laura Guzman

Votes: 2,626

Narrative Competition

15. Sadie (I) (2018)

96 min | Drama

62 Metascore

SADIE is the story of a girl who will stop at nothing to preserve her father's place on the home front. Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) is the daughter of a soldier and models herself after ... See full summary »

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Sophia Mitri Schloss, Melanie Lynskey, John Gallagher Jr., Danielle Brooks

Votes: 268

Narrative Competition

16. Shine (I) (2017)

R | 95 min | Drama, Music

Two Puerto Rican brothers from New York's Spanish Harlem and the street's best Salsa dancers, are separated after a tragedy only to reunite years later on opposing sides of gentrification.

Director: Anthony Nardolillo | Stars: Musetta Vander, Alysia Reiner, David Zayas, Artem Chigvintsev

Votes: 149 | Gross: $0.33M

Narrative Competition

17. Lost Child (2017)

96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An army veteran who returns home to the Ozarks finds an abandoned young boy in the woods, and as she searches for clues to the boy's identity, discovers the local folklore about a spirit, which comes in the form of a child.

Director: Ramaa Mosley | Stars: Leven Rambin, Taylor John Smith, Jim Parrack, Kip Duane Collins

Votes: 310

Narrative Competition

18. Time Trap (2017)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A professor enters a cave and goes missing. Some of his students come looking for him and get trapped in the cave as well. A few seconds in the cave equals a year outside.

Directors: Mark Dennis, Ben Foster | Stars: Andrew Wilson, Cassidy Gifford, Brianne Howey, Reiley McClendon

Votes: 6,985

Narrative Competition

19. Urban Country (2018)

TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A troubled young girl must choose between a carefree and exciting life in the city and a hard-work, no-frills country lifestyle in order to learn who she really is and what she wants out of life.

Director: Teddy Smith | Stars: Brighton Sharbino, Lou Diamond Phillips, C. Thomas Howell, Jason London

Votes: 54

Narrative Competition

20. When Jeff Tried to Save the World (2018)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

When the manager of an old-school bowling alley discovers the owner's plans to sell, saving Winky's World means pulling himself out of the gutter, too.

Director: Kendall Goldberg | Stars: Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Jon Heder, Jim O'Heir

Votes: 226

Narrative Competition

21. Unlovable (2018)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

77 Metascore

A sex and love addicted woman learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music with a reclusive man.

Director: Suzi Yoonessi | Stars: Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, Melissa Leo, Paul James

Votes: 275

Narrative Competition

22. I Can I Will I Did (2017)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Depressed foster youth Ben is bullied and as a result gets into a car accident. His recovery process is slow, until he meets Adrienne, a wheelchair bound fellow patient at the hospital who ... See full summary »

Director: Nadine Truong | Stars: Ik Jo Kang, Mike Faist, Ellie Lee, Jack DiFalco

Votes: 20

Narrative Competition

23. 6 Weeks to Mother's Day (2017)

93 min | Documentary

Set in the remote jungle of Thailand, 150 underprivileged and orphaned students attending the country's first democratic school prepare a special celebration to honor their remarkable adoptive Mother on Mother's Day.

Director: Marvin Blunte | Stars: Rajani Dhgonchai, Pibhop Dhongchani, Arunee Bunyo, Pondpen Nopparat

Documentary Competition

Documentary Competition

25. Bias (I) (2018)

88 min | Documentary

"Bias" challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Hauser | Stars: Mahzarin Banaji, Iris Bohnet, Joanna Bryson, Angèle Christin

Votes: 6

Documentary Competition

26. Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (2018)

78 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

The never-before-told story of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely-loyal den mother of the original Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Seen by many as regressive and exploitative, this diverse ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Cindy Bennett, Tami Barber, Kim Bateman Bue, Tammie Curren Caruthers

Votes: 121

Documentary Competition

27. The Disunited States of America (2017)

87 min | Documentary

An insight into the lives and minds of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton supporters, a portrait of their fears and beliefs in the months leading up to the unparalleled 2016 election.

Director: Luis Prieto | Stars: Stephen Bates, Bonnie Bolitho, Patricia Cameron, Try Cissell

Votes: 47

Documentary Competition

28. Emanuel (2019)

90 min | Documentary | Completed

On June 17th, 2015, a white supremacist walked into a bible study and murdered nine African Americans. This is the story of the victims and survivors of that night.

Director: Brian Ivie | Stars: Kyle Leatherberry, Brien Gregorie, Mark Williams

Documentary Competition

29. Intelligent Lives (2018)

70 min | Documentary

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the intellectual disability label from a life sentence of isolation to a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

Director: Dan Habib | Stars: Naieer Shaheed, Naomie Monplaisir, Micah Fialka Feldman, Chris Cooper

Votes: 10

Documentary Competition

30. Living in the Future's Past (2018)

TV-PG | 100 min | Documentary

What kind of future to we want to live in? Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed 4K tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the life challenges we face. This film... See full summary »

Director: Susan Kucera | Stars: Ugo Bardi, Jeff Bridges, Wesley Clark, Ruth Gates

Votes: 161

Documentary Competition

31. Love Always, Mom (2017)

91 min | Documentary, Drama | Completed

A stage 4 cancer survivor's journey to start a family.

Directors: Tricia Russo, Trish Gonnella, Craig E. Shapiro

Documentary Competition

32. Mind Over Matter (2019)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A young man born with Cerebral Palsy battles a paralyzed left hand, bullies and stereotypes about the disabled to defy the odds and make it as a rock and roll guitarist -- Ultimately, ... See full summary »

Director: Sébastien Paquet | Stars: James 'Munky' Shaffer, Brian 'Head' Welch, Jonathan Davis, Brandon Mendenhall

Votes: 9

Documentary Competition

Documentary Competition

34. Origin Story (2018)

106 min | Documentary

When Kulap Vilaysack was 14, she took her father's side in an argument and her mother replied, 'Why are you defending him? He's not your real dad.' Twenty years later, she's finally ready ... See full summary »

Director: Kulap Vilaysack | Stars: Kulap Vilaysack, Scott Aukerman, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael

Votes: 40

Documentary Competition

35. Roller Dreams (2017)

82 min | Documentary

It's 1984 and Venice Beach, CA, is at the epicenter of a pop culture explosion. Young people of color seeking refuge from the turmoil of inner city life flock to the eclectic ocean ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Hickey | Stars: Mad, Sara Messenger, Terrell Ferguson, Larry Pitts

Votes: 31

Documentary Competition

36. Skid Row Marathon (2017)

85 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.'s skid row, where he trains a motley group of homeless people to run international marathons.

Director: Mark Hayes

Votes: 56

Documentary Competition

37. Stumped (I) (2017)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser's limbs are amputated, his life is derailed and he turns to stand-up comedy as therapy. Meanwhile, a world-famous medical team is performing transplants ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Berghaus | Stars: Cheryl Anderson, Carolyn Beagan, Marie José Benjamin, Emma Brady

Votes: 13

Documentary Competition

38. Surviving Home (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

They survived war, yet over the years, U.S. military veterans from four generations must find their own unique bridge of connection in order to survive and thrive back home.

Directors: Jillian Moul, Matthew Moul | Stars: Tracey Cooper-Harris, Richard Green, Robert Henline, Jeff Prutz

Documentary Competition

39. Through the Banks of the Red Cedar (2017)

69 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

In 1963 Michigan State Head Coach Duffy Daugherty gave 23 African American young men the opportunity of a lifetime. The daughter of football legend Gene Washington uncovers how the first ... See full summary »

Director: Maya Washington

Documentary Competition

40. Way Up North: An Arctic Symphony (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Music

Kids from 6 remote northern communities in the Northwest Territories, Canada, collaborate with world-class musicians to create music that speaks to their roots, and puts them on a path of self-discovery.

Directors: Hermon Farahi, PJ Marcellino | Stars: Roman Borys, Carmen Braden, Leela Gilday, Rob Kapilow

Documentary Competition

41. Women Like Us (2017)

92 min | Documentary

Women Like Us is a story about women who are changing the world.

Director: Sally Colon-Petree | Stars: Catt Sadler, Sally Colon-Petree, Joyce Giraud, Caroline Barnett

Votes: 7

Documentary Competition

42. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.

Director: Skye Borgman | Stars: Jan Broberg, Bob Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg, Susan Broberg

Votes: 9,306

Documentary Competition

43. Man Made (2018)

93 min | Documentary

This documentary explores the world of transgender bodybuilding, tracking the path of four hopefuls as they prepare for the Trans FitCon competition in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Director: T Cooper

Votes: 20

Documentary Competition

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