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The Arkansas Educational Television Network original production "Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe," as well as AETN's national PBS feature "State of the Art," will be shown during the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, AETN said in a news release.

"Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe," which examines Beebe's life as he rose from humble beginnings to serve as Arkansas governor, will screen Monday at 7 p.m. A conversation with Beebe will follow the screening. Producers Kathryn Francis Tucker and Gabe Mayhan will be in attendance.

"State of the Art," a documentary following seven diverse artists chosen for an exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, will screen Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.

The film, a reflection of the groundbreaking work in contemporary art in America today, was produced by Arkansas filmmakers Craig and Brent Renaud and AETN and presented nationally by PBS, the release said.

Tickets for "Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe" and "State of the Art" are $12 per film and may be purchased at http://www.hsdfi.org.

Additionally, AETN has partnered with HSDFF to host the Emerging Filmmakers Program -- a hands-on filmmaking workshop for junior high and high school students -- Monday and Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The program immerses students in the documentary form as they work in small groups led by professional filmmakers to plan and implement their own productions.

As part of the workshop, documentaries produced for AETN's "Student Selects" will be screened Monday at 12:45 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public. Workshops on Monday will include a screening of "Making Waves," a Q&A with top sound designers and a hands-on master class.

Thursday's workshops will include a screening of "RUNNER," Q&A with Olympic marathoner Guor Marial, a sports storytelling master class and a screening of sports short films. The Emerging Filmmakers program is accessible both to beginners and more seasoned filmmakers, the release said.

Entertainment on 10/18/2019

Print Headline: AETN, PBS productions to be screened at film festival

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