A new documentary will offer insights into one of Arkansas’ most recognizable political figures.
On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Arkansas Cinema Society and AETN are partnering to screen the documentary “Men & Women of Distinction: Governor Mike Beebe.” The documentary, part of AETN’s ongoing “Men & Women of Distinction” series, looks at Beebe’s humble beginnings and his eventual rise to the state’s highest office.
The “Men & Women of Distinction” series aims to highlight Arkansans who have had a significant impact on the state and its people. The series is, in essence, a living-history project that allows those who lived the events to tell their stories.
Commissioned in 2015, the film was directed by Arkansas native Kathryn Tucker. The film features a wide range of familiar Arkansas faces, from his former chief of staff Morril Harriman, director of communications Matt DeCample, John Brummett, Johnny Allison, his wife Ginger and more.
Attendees can enjoy a reception at 5 p.m. in the ACS Sponsor Lounge at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, with an after party following the film screening. There will also be a pre-screening tribute to the late Matt DeCample.
Tickets for the screening are $35.
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