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Friday To-Do: Reel Civil Rights Film Festival

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Harry Belafonte will be honored Tuesday at the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival.
  • Harry Belafonte will be honored Tuesday at the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival.

REEL CIVIL RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
7 p.m. Peabody Hotel. Free.

The folks behind the Little Rock Film Festival have certainly been making good on the promise to host year-round programming. In addition to the LRFF itself, you've got the ongoing Argenta Film Series (showing "Chrystal" this month), the Little Rock Horror Picture Show (now accepting submissions) and the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival, presented in conjunction with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

As the 55th anniversary of the Central High desegregation crisis approaches, this festival showcases several films that examine civil rights issues. Among the honorees are members of the Little Rock Nine, Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith, and singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte.

Screenings take place at the Peabody, Argenta Community Theater and the Oxford American (here's the full schedule). The festival kicks off with a screening of "Miss Representation" at 7 p.m. Friday in the Conway Room of the Peabody, and winds down Tuesday at ACT with a ceremony honoring Belafonte and the Little Rock Nine and a screening of the Belafonte doc "Sing Your Song."

All events are free, but require tickets, available here.

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