by John Tarpley
To qualify, the band or filmmaker must be from Arkansas and the video must have been made in the last two years. Also: there's no submission fee for entrants. Visit the LRFF website for further details.
Past winners include Bryan Frazier's "Angelene and the Alpha Ray," The Moving Front's "Like Zombies" and The Good Fear's "Tools of the Trade." (Let the record state that I just goofed out on that Good Fear song for the first time in way too long.)
Also, on April 27, the festival, in partnership with the Argenta Community Theater, the NLR Visitors Bureau and the Historic Arkansas Museum, will screen "Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind" at the Argenta Community Theater.
The 1998 documentary consists of rare footage from screen tests to deleted film stock as well as interview from the cast and crew. "Gone With the Wind" memorabilia collector extraordinaire James Tumblin will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A. (Check out an article on Tumblin —as well as an amazing photo of Tony Bennett in a "Witness Protection-era Henry Hill" wig — here.)
The reception starts at 6 p.m. and the screening begins an hour later at 7 p.m.