If you've been pondering the topic of just who will receive the Diamond Award at this year's Little Rock Film Festival, well ponder no more: Jeff Nichols ("Shotgun Stories," "Take Shelter," "Mud") and Jay Russell ("Ladder 49," "My Dog Skip," "The Water Horse") will receive the honor, which "pays tribute to filmmakers who have made extraordinary contributions to film and Arkansas."
The festival will also host Lea Thompson, known for her roles in the "Back to the Future" films and the show "Caroline in the City," among many others. Thompson will screen one of her latest films, "The Trouble with the Truth," as well as a "surprise screening" of one of her 1980s cult classics.
Organizers have not said which film that will be, on account of it's a surprise and all, so this is probably a good opportunity for some wild speculation.
My vote? "Red Dawn."