Magazine article Screen International

Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern to Attend Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern to Attend Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival

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Inaugural edition of the festival takes place from May 5-9.

Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment's Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) has unveiled the first series of special events for its inaugural edition, running May 5-9.

Among the events announced, Robert De Niro will headline an intimate discussion series to compliment a screening of Perri Pletz's Remembering the Artist, about De Niro's father Robert De Niro Sr., while Bruce Dern will attend the festival to present the winner of BFF's feature film screenplay competition.

Other events include 'Geena and Friends' which will re-imagine some of the greatest dialogue in cinema history and will feature Rosie O'Donnell, who will also take part in the festival's 'In Control of Her Own Destiny' panel discussion on female celebrities who run their own successful film production companies.

Davis commented: "While it hasn't been long since we launched the festival, the reception we've received has been overwhelming. …

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