We The Animals, Fashion Exhibit Kickoff Kaleidoscope 2018

With Kaleidoscope kicking off in one week from today on Friday, August 10,, here's a  look at the opening night of the 4th Annual Kaleidoscope Film & Culture Festival presented by Here TV.


Friday, August 10 - 6pm @ Argenta Community Theater

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Directed by Jeremiah Zagar
2018 | USA | 90 mins
Arkansas Premiere


WORLD PREMIERE: Sundance Film Festival
WINNER: Next Innovator Award (SUNDANCE), U.S. Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize (OUTFEST)


Mesmerizing and dream-like.
— David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Critics pick. Utterly timeless.
— Eric Kohn, Indiewire
This movie is gorgeous. The performances are extraordinarily moving.
— Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.

With a screenplay by Dan Kitrosser and Jeremiah Zagar based on the celebrated Justin Torres novel, We the Animals is a visceral coming-of-age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast – including three talented, young first-time actors – and stunning animated sequences which bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life. Drawing from his documentary background, director Jeremiah Zagar creates an immersive portrait of working class family life and brotherhood.


Fashion and the Moving Image + 1681 Fashion Exhibit

Friday, August 10 - 5pm to 9pm @ Argenta Gallery


Curated by Mark Thiedeman
Featuring Original Artwork by Michael Shaeffer

As the Kaleidoscope Film Festival expands to include the work  of artists in multiple disciplines, we turn our eye to the world of fashion.  Here, we explore the ongoing dialogue between  fashion and film, considering the ways in which motion picture aesthetics inspire designers, as well as the ways in which clothing trends influence film costumers.

We also consider one essential collision of the film and fashion worlds: advertisement — commercials, short videos, narratives and experimental works which capture the spirit of a brand through moving images.

Recently, the “fashion film” has become so popular that there are film festivals dedicated to them entirely. Major filmmakers, including Wes Anderson, Ava DuVernay, Roman Polanski, and Steve McQueen, have been commisioned to create extraordinary short fashion films. But this format also allows filmmakers to work outside the boundaries of classical cinema, and this has resulted in some of today’s most exciting, vibrant and colorful works of video art.


Curated by Michael Shaeffer

Born from two artists half a country away, sharing ideas via social media, 1681 combines illustration along with the construction and design of garments. They began working together to create what they would like to see in the world, a world that could be comfortable and fashionable.  The same time taking it back to the human hand, each piece hand made and using elements of hand drawn images.

One half of the duo is Andrea Bolen. Born and raised in San Diego, she first tried her hand at sewing when she attended Visita Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, making quilts for a local children’s hospital. She is currently the owner and operator of OHZIGGY! Clothing, a Southern California based children’s line.

The other half is Michael Shaeffer. Currently based in Little Rock, he attended school at School Of Visual Arts in New York, where his focus was illustration and the impact advertising has over culture. He now runs House of Shaeffer and is an instructor at the Arkansas Arts Center.

About the Presenting Sponsor

This year’s Kaleidoscope Film & Culture Festival is presented by Here TV.  Here TV presents hundreds of award-winning LGBTQ films and series you won't find anywhere else. Watch through Cable TV such as Xfinity and Spectrum or stream on Amazon, Roku or the Here TV app.  For more information on Here TV visit www.here.tv