At a press conference this afternoon, CALS made a number of programming announcements, including the summer film lineup for the Ron Robinson Theater
. Their "Rewind" series continues with "Monty Python & The Holy Grail"
(6/26), "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior"
(8/14) and "Good Will Hunting"
(8/15). Their new "Great Directors" series includes Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps"
(6/27), Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Pt. 2"
(7/11) and Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove"
(8/15). The "Kid Flix" series includes "The Goonies"
(6/27) and "Song of the Sea"
(7/11), and for the week of July 26-August 1, the theater will screen all eight Harry Potter films — offering the whole Hogwarts experience, complete with butterbeer at the concession stand, etc.
CALS also announced the summer and fall lineup for its Arkansas Sounds
monthly concert series. Iron Tongue plays July 17 with Adam Faucett and The Tall Grass, The John Bush Quintet performs August 7, Runaway Planet on September 4, a tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe on October 16 (featuring a screening of "The Godmother of Rock and Roll"), Jimmy Webb on November 7 (presenting "The Glen Campbell Years"), The Cate Brothers Band on November 20 and the Arkansas Sounds Holiday Concert on December 11, featuring the Dave Rosen Big Band and the Maumelle High School Jazz Band.
New publications from Butler Center Books
include Bernadette Cahill's "Arkansas Women and the Right to Vote" (September), David Ware's "It's Official! The Real Stories Behind Arkansas's State Symbols" (September) and Ali Welky's "A Captive Audience: Voices of Japanese American Youth in World War II Arkansas" (October).
Other upcoming events include the Heiskell Distinguished Lecture, to be delivered by ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on October 9; a Self-Published Author and Small Press Book Fair, hosted by the Arkansas Literary Festival and scheduled for November 8; and the Butler Center'
s monthly lecture series Legacies and Lunch, which will feature photographer and author Bill Ward on July 1, author Marci Cohen Ferries on August 5, artist David Bailin on September 2,
For more, check CALS.org.