The Bentonville Film Festival is proud to announce its 2017 schedule of events. The Festival will take place May 2-7 in Bentonville, Ark., and will host 38 feature-length documentary and narrative films, in competition. In addition, the Festival is excited to expand this year’s competition to include 18 short films and four pieces of episodic and web series content. Festival co-founder and chair Geena Davis says, “I’m so excited to be heading into our third annual BFF. The Festival has become an important catalyst for change and we look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the past year and setting the stage for years to come.”

 

Bentonville Film Festival will open on May 2 with The Weinstein Company’s transgender drama “3 Generations” starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Gaby Dellal, “3 Generations” shares the story of a family dealing with a life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Festival co-founder Geena Davis said, “I’m so excited to be heading into our third annual BFF. The Festival has become an important catalyst for change and we look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the past year and setting the stage for years to come.”

 


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