I Promise You Anarchy
Aug
21
4:00 pm16:00

I Promise You Anarchy

  • Argenta Community Theater

Pretty-boy Miguel and the bisexual son of his mother's maid, Johnny, get in way over their heads trying to make some cash at black market blood drives, and their tender, closeted love-story becomes an edge-of-your-seat political thriller. I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY is a wildly directed, energetic youth film about untamed love, repressed desire, internalized homophobia, class relations, and the ongoing problem of organized crime in Mexico City.  Winner of multiple international awards, and nominated for the Golden Leopard at this year's Locarno Film Festival.

First Girl I Loved
Aug
21
4:00 pm16:00

First Girl I Loved

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush - he does his best to get in the way.

"Here's to New Beginnings!" Shorts Block
Aug
21
2:00 pm14:00

"Here's to New Beginnings!" Shorts Block

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

HERE'S TO NEW BEGINNINGS!

Total Runtime: 49 mins

Fresh starts and new beginnings are the central themes of this light hearted shorts block.

SHORTS IN THIS BLOCK INCLUDE:

  • The Visit, Directed by Leandro Corinth
  • Dawn, Directed by Jake Graf
  • Libertad, Directed by Brenda Avila-Hanna
  • Expose, Directed by Ronja Jansz
  • Oh, I Get It, Directed by Danny Tayara
  • Swirl, Directed by Lance McDaniel
Closet Monster
Aug
21
2:00 pm14:00

Closet Monster

  • Argenta Community Theater

A fresh take on the coming-of-age story, this surreal tale follows the artistically driven Oscar (AMERICAN CRIME’s Connor Jessup) hovering on the brink of adulthood. Struggling to find his place in the world after a rough childhood and haunted by images of a tragic incident, Oscar dreams of escaping his small town.  After he meets a mysterious and attractive new co-worker, Oscar follows the guidance of his pet hamster Buffy (voiced by Isabella Rossellini) and faces his demons to find the life he wants.

FANTASTIC CINEMA SPOTLIGHT | "When a Monster Calls" Shorts Block
Aug
21
1:00 pm13:00

FANTASTIC CINEMA SPOTLIGHT | "When a Monster Calls" Shorts Block

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

WHEN A MONSTER CALLS

Total Runtime: 56 mins

Bring some one to hold because the monster is out of the closet! This block, with its arthouse theme, will make you hang on for dear life! This block features 5 short films making their Southeastern US Premiere.

SHORTS IN THIS BLOCK INCLUDE:

  • Fuckkkyouu, Directed by Eddie Alcazar
  • Tonight It's You, Directed by Dominic Haxton
  • A Doll's Eyes, Directed by Jonathan Wysocki
  • Private Waltz, Directed by Marina Waltz
  • Disco Inferno, Directed by Alice Waddington
Departure
Aug
21
12:00 pm12:00

Departure

  • Argenta Community Theater

A 15-year-old poetry-scribbling English boy on vacation with his mother in the south of France falls in love with a French boy in Andrew Steggall’s haunting coming-of-age story about family, friendship and secret desires.

"What is Love?" Shorts Block
Aug
21
12:00 pm12:00

"What is Love?" Shorts Block

  • The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse

WHAT IS LOVE?

Total Runtime: 56 mins

Watch as people from different walks of life define love in their own way.

SHORTS IN THIS BLOCK INCLUDE:

  • Fast Hearts, Directed by Franck Tabouring
  • Pink Boy, Directed by Eric Rockey
  • Pepper, Directed by Patrick Aubert
  • Betty, Directed by Kristiina Kello
  • Dime, Directed by Maxime Gilbert
  • Easy, Directed by Robert Guthrie
  • About James, Directed by Christopher Nold
SPECIAL EVENT | Drag Queen Brunch
Aug
21
10:00 am10:00

SPECIAL EVENT | Drag Queen Brunch

  • 610 Center Bar & Grill

Sponsored by 610 Center Bar & Grill, VJ Big Brown,  Hillcrest Waterbugs, Social Life, The T With Traci, Susan Altrui, Linda Brown, Chris Cranford, Don Deaton

Join Kaleidoscope Film Festival and central Arkansas's top drag queen divas for Sunday brunch and a show! It's a dining experience like no other: drag queens walk up and down the isle performing as you enjoy some great food and beverages! A showstopping experience! Ticket price includes a delicious breakfast buffet, drag performances, and one mimosa. 610 is offering a special drink price of $2 mimosas and $3 bloody marys. Full bar available. Advanced tickets are a must. Two seating times are available. This event will sell-out!!!

FEATURING:

GIGI GALORE
Miss Arkansas America National Star 2014

AMBROSIA BORDEAUX
Miss Gay Arkansas 2014

ROXIE STARRLITE
Miss Central Arkansas Pride 2012-2013

10:00 a.m. Early Bird Seating
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Seating 

$30 per person
(VIP Pass covers this event however reservations are required. You will be contacted to reserve reserve your seats.

Click here to purchase your tickets today!

Lazy Eye
Aug
20
9:00 pm21:00

Lazy Eye

  • Argenta Community Theatre

EXPECTED TO ATTEND: Director of Photography Gabe Mayhan

Passions reignite and hidden secrets are revealed when a graphic designer in Los Angeles (Lucas Near-Verbrugghe) reconnects with an ex-lover (Aaron Costa Ganis) he hasn’t seen or heard from in 15 years. Over the course of a weekend at a vacation house in the desert, they must determine whether or not they have a future together.

You'll Never  Be Alone
Aug
20
5:00 pm17:00

You'll Never Be Alone

  • Argenta Community Theater

The debut feature by singer-songwriter Álex Anwandter is a dark, extremely powerful film about a father seeking justice after his gay son is brutally attacked.  An urgent reminder of social systems which protect homophobia and prevent LGBT equality, YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE is also a film of great tenderness and visual beauty.  Winner of a special Teddy Award at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

Upstairs Inferno | Sponsored by Stonewall Democrats of Arkansas
Aug
20
3:00 pm15:00

Upstairs Inferno | Sponsored by Stonewall Democrats of Arkansas

  • The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse

Sponsored by Stonewall Democrats of Arkansas

EXPECTED TO ATTEND: Director Robert Camina

On June, 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to a gay bar in New Orleans, Louisiana, called the Up Stairs Lounge. For 43 years, the deadly fire was the “Largest Gay Mass Murder in U.S. History”. Featuring interviews from survivors and witnesses, UPSTAIRS INFERNO revisits that fateful day and the utter lack of compassion and awareness that took place after. Narrated by famed New Orleanian and New York Times Best Selling Author, Christopher Rice.

The Nest (O Ninho)
Aug
20
3:00 pm15:00

The Nest (O Ninho)

  • Argenta Community Theater

Four exuberant, colorful episodes plunge us into the long nights and hazy mornings of a group of young bohemians and the army boy they adopt as one of their own.  As the film's young heroes battle homophobia and gender discrimination of all kinds, they remain empowered by each other, dancing through it all, and their sense of pride is truly inspiring.  Recipient of a Special Mention in the International Competition at this year's Outfest.

 Argenta Arts District VIP Filmmaker Reception at Argenta Gallery
Aug
20
1:30 pm13:30

Argenta Arts District VIP Filmmaker Reception at Argenta Gallery

  • Argenta Gallery

FILMMAKER, SPONSOR, & VIP pass holders only.

It's Saturday and Kaleidoscope is in full swing! Join us at the Argenta Gallery for a special reception for our visiting filmmakers.  Enjoy drinks, food, and music while taking in the art exhibit at Argenta Gallery. The "Collaboration of Color" exhibit celebrates diverse backgrounds and ethnicities through a showcase of colorful abstract art.

Summertime
Aug
20
1:00 pm13:00

Summertime

  • Argenta Community Theater

Sensual and elegant, Catherine Corsini’s SUMMERTIME follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole. An enlightening tale about the infatuation of first love and its universal themes.

Kaleidoscope Humanitarian Award Reception for MIss Major Griffin-Gracy
Aug
20
11:00 am11:00

Kaleidoscope Humanitarian Award Reception for MIss Major Griffin-Gracy

  • Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Transgender Rights Advocate to Receive Kaleidoscope Humanitarian Award

LGBT FILM FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES MISS MAJOR GRIFFIN-GRACY
FOR 40 YEAR FIGHT

Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC), Central Arkansas Pride,
and Human Rights Campaign Join in Recognizing Miss Major

Kaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival, a non-profit organization focused on providing innovative and unique programming and events that engage audiences hearts and minds, will award Miss Major Griffin-Gracy with the Kaleidoscope Humanitarian Award that recognizes individuals who have dedicated their life to fighting LGBTQ indifference, intolerance and injustice. A reception to honor Griffin-Gracy will be held at the Arkansas Innovation Hub from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. The award is part of the Kaleidoscope Film Festival held from August 18-21, 2016, at the Argenta Community Theater.

White Nights/Friday Night After-Party @ SWAY
Aug
19
Aug 20

White Nights/Friday Night After-Party @ SWAY

  • SWAY

After the screening of White Nights join us at Club Sway for a special night of entertainment related to the film. Then stick around as Sway keeps the party going until 2 am! 

More details coming soon!

FILMMAKER/VIP/SPONSOR pass holders receive FREE ENTRY to Sway!

White Nights | SPECIAL SCREENING | Sponsored by Argenta Wealth Management
Aug
19
7:00 pm19:00

White Nights | SPECIAL SCREENING | Sponsored by Argenta Wealth Management

  • Argenta Community Theater

Sponsored by Argenta Wealth Management

The classic love story by Fyodor Dostoevsky is transposed to a world of glittering dance floors and neon lights in the second feature by Arkansas filmmaker Mark Thiedeman.  WHITE NIGHTS is a pseudo-musical, queer adaptation of a tale of love at first sight and all the inexplicable, operatic confusion it brings.  As a hopeless daydreamer falls for a mysterious young man obsessed with his former lover, he finds himself compelled to help — and in doing so, falls madly in love.

Slash | FANTASTIC CINEMA SPOTLIGHT
Aug
19
5:15 pm17:15

Slash | FANTASTIC CINEMA SPOTLIGHT

  • Argenta Community Theater

Neil is an introverted, questioning high school freshman. His main social outlet is the steamy erotic fan fiction he writes about Vanguard, the brawny, galaxy-hopping hero of a popular sci-fi franchise. When his stories are exposed in class Neil is mortified, but the fearless, effortlessly cool Julia comes to his defense. An erotic fan fic writer herself, Julia pushes Neil to publish his stories to an online “adult” forum, where they quickly grab the attention of the site moderator, Denis. When Neil is invited to present his work at a comic con live-read event, he has to face the fact that Denis’ interest in him may be more than simply professional… perhaps like his own feelings for Julia.

"Here's to New Beginnings!" Shorts Block
Aug
19
3:30 pm15:30

"Here's to New Beginnings!" Shorts Block

  • The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse

HERE'S TO NEW BEGINNINGS!

Total Runtime: 49 mins

Fresh starts and new beginnings are the central themes of this light hearted shorts block.

SHORTS IN THIS BLOCK INCLUDE:

  • The Visit, Directed by Leandro Corinth
  • Dawn, Directed by Jake Graf
  • Libertad, Directed by Brenda Avila-Hanna
  • Expose, Directed by Ronja Jansz
  • Oh, I Get It, Directed by Danny Tayara
  • Swirl, Directed by Lance McDaniel
"Welcome to Arkansas" Filmmaker Reception
Aug
19
3:00 pm15:00

"Welcome to Arkansas" Filmmaker Reception

  • Crush Wine Bar

Kaleidoscope welcomes the filmmakers to Arkansas with a Filmmaker Reception at Crush Wine Bar before our "Arkansas Night" night of screenings.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Open to VIP/Sponsor/Filmmaker pass holders featuring free food and a glass of wine.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Reception is open to the public. Please join us in welcoming our visiting filmmakers!

"When a Monster Calls" Shorts Block | FANTASTIC CINEMA SPOTLIGHT
Aug
19
2:15 pm14:15

"When a Monster Calls" Shorts Block | FANTASTIC CINEMA SPOTLIGHT

  • The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse

WHEN A MONSTER CALLS

Total Runtime: 56 mins

Bring some one to hold because the monster is out of the closet! This block, with its arthouse theme, will make you hang on for dear life! This block features 5 short films making their Southeastern US Premiere.

SHORTS IN THIS BLOCK INCLUDE:

  • Fuckkkyouu, Directed by Eddie Alcazar
  • Tonight It's You, Directed by Dominic Haxton
  • A Doll's Eyes, Directed by Jonathan Wysocki
  • Private Waltz, Directed by Marina Waltz
  • Disco Inferno, Directed by Alice Waddington
"What is Love?" Shorts Block
Aug
19
1:00 pm13:00

"What is Love?" Shorts Block

  • The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

WHAT IS LOVE?

Total Runtime: 56 mins

Watch as people from different walks of life define love in their own way.

SHORTS IN THIS BLOCK INCLUDE:

  • Fast Hearts, Directed by Franck Tabouring
  • Pink Boy, Directed by Eric Rockey
  • Pepper, Directed by Patrick Aubert
  • Betty, Directed by Kristiina Kello
  • Dime, Directed by Maxime Gilbert
  • Easy, Directed by Robert Guthrie
  • About James, Directed by Christopher Nold
OPENING NIGHT FEATURE FILM | Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four | Sponsored by Here TV
Aug
18
7:00 pm19:00

OPENING NIGHT FEATURE FILM | Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four | Sponsored by Here TV

  • Argenta Community Theater

Co-Presented with Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Sponsored by Here TV

After being wrongfully convicted of molesting two little girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 80s and 90s, four Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration in this riveting 'True Crime' tale. 

EXPECTED TO ATTEND: Director Deborah Esquenazi & The San Antonio Four; Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, & Anna Vasquez

We kickoff the 2nd Annual Kaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival, presented by Argenta Arts District, with a pre-screening champagne reception.  Arrive early for opening night screening of Southwest of Salem to enjoy free champagne with your friends and festival guests.

Pre-Screening Champagne Reception, Opening Night Screening of Southwest of Salem, and Opening Night After-Party at Diamond Bear Brewing Company is open to  VIP/Sponsor/Filmmaker Passes and Opening Night Individual Ticket Holders. 

Click here to purchase your pass today!

**Limited Quantities of Individual Opening Night Tickets are available to purchase.
**Admission is NOT included with Film Fanatic Pass, separate Opening Night Ticket required.

OPENING NIGHT | Pre-Screening Champagne Reception
Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

OPENING NIGHT | Pre-Screening Champagne Reception

  • Argenta Community Theater

We kickoff the 2nd Annual Kaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival, presented by Argenta Arts District, with a pre-screening champagne reception.  Arrive early for opening night screening of Southwest of Salem to enjoy free champagne with your friends and festival guests.

Pre-Screening Champagne Reception, Opening Night Screening of Southwest of Salem, and Opening Night After-Party at Diamond Bear Brewing Company is open to  VIP/Sponsor/Filmmaker Passes and Opening Night Individual Ticket Holders. 

Click here to purchase your pass today!

**Limited Quantities of Individual Opening Night Tickets are available to purchase.
**Admission is NOT included with Film Fanatic Pass, separate Opening Night Ticket required.