Louis Gossett, Jr. and Beau Bridges, 2016 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
Louis Gossett, Jr. and Beau Bridges

Oscar and Emmy-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and Emmy, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning actor Beau Bridges will serve as honorary co-chairs of the 2016 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, running October 7-16 at the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa.

Gossett is featured in Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, the first full-length documentary centered on the famous Arkansas poet and civil rights activist. Bridges won his Grammy for his audiobook narration of An Inconvenient Truth, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning documentary, and saw a documentary he narrated nominated for an Oscar.

The festival announced the feature films in competition at the 25th Anniversary Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

2016 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Lineup

MOUNTAIN VALLEY SPRING WATER BEST U.S.DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS
FARMER/VETERAN
THE HEART OF NUBA
JACKSON
MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART
NALEDI: A BABY ELEPHANT’S TALE
THE NINE

SPA CITY BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

BROTHERS (NORWAY)
JUANICAS (CANADA)
LE MOULIN (TAIWAN)
LOST AND BEAUTIFUL (FRANCE)
STARLESS DREAMS (IRAN)
TEMPEST STORM (CANADA)

SPA CITY BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY (‘THE BUZZY”)

CROSSING THE LINE
THE FOUNDERS
HIT IT HARD
LOOKING FOR EXITS
OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE
SWIM TEAM

DELTIC TIMBER CORPORATION BEST OF ENVIRONMENTAL STORIES

CITY OF TREES
THE MEMORY OF FISH
SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY
SMALL PEOPLE BIG TREES

SPA CITY BEST OF THE SOUTH AWARD

COMPANY TOWN
FARMER/ VETERAN
I AM THE BLUES
JACKSON
THE JONESES
RELOCATION, ARKANSAS – AFTERMATH OF INCARCERATION
TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’

ARVEST AUDIENCE AWARD

ACCIDENTAL COURTESY: DARYL DAVIS, RACE & AMERICA
BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS
FIRST LADY OF THE REVOLUTION
FOLLOWING SEAS
HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY
MIDNIGHT RETURN: THE STORY OF BILLY HAYES AND TURKEY
OBIT
UNDER THE RADAR

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