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AETN's 'LOUPE' to be screened at Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest Jan. 25

Independent films produced as part of the Arkansas Educational Television Network's (AETN) art initiative LOUPE have been named as official selections of the Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest. LOUPE films will be screened at the festival Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11:55 a.m. at The Eureka Springs City Auditorium, 32 South Main Street.

Designed to highlight the arts and artists throughout Arkansas, LOUPE is supported in part by a Cultural Regional Art Grant from the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

The LOUPE initiative is intended to build an arts and culture collection by curating a gallery of information, visuals and events from across Arkansas. A variety of special "artisodes" will be presented alongside articles, events and educational resources on aetn.org/loupe, an engaging aggregate website highlighting various topics related to arts and culture in Arkansas.

"LOUPE" films to be featured in the festival include:

  • "Robyn Horn" - This film documents the life of abstract sculptor Robyn Horn and invites viewers to experience the artist's creative process. Describing her attraction to the artworks' many elements and her exploration of form, texture and geometry, Horn leads the audience through her more than 25 years of active work and varied series and a recent installation at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Produced by Mat Bradley, and edited by Les Galusha.
  • "The Music of Friends" - This film follows the Meadow Lark Trio - made up of Rachel Herman, a violinist from western Pulaski County; Jenny Nulson, a pianist from Greenbrier; and Michael Stiritz, a cellist from Russellville - on their journey to prepare for the Faulkner Chamber Music Festival. Produced by Hans Stiritz.
  • "Westland" - This film explores the life and art of reclusive Winslow, Ark., artist Tim West. Filmed over a period of six years, the film details Winslow's active career - which spans more than 60 years - from his early success to his battles with personal demons and return home. Produced by photographer Diana Michelle.
  • "LeeNora Parlor" - This film follows self-taught folk artist, Arkansan LeeNora Parlor, who creates paintings inspired by her ancestors and other beings who have given her insight into their lives and, by proxy, her own. Parlor depicts and shares how memories of her childhood in Camden drew her back to the country and how her return to the South has enhanced her work and health. Produced by Hop Litzwire.
  • "Love You, Too" - This film profiles Peggie Wallis, an 88-year-old ballet teacher who grew up in New Zealand and studied ballet in Europe. She now lives in northwest Arkansas where she trains young dancers to amazingly high levels of technique using her unique brand of energy and humor. Produced by Dale Carpenter.
  • "BUMP" - This film profiles Dallas Bump, a fourth-generation chair maker who lives and works in a small Arkansas community called Bear. At the age of 94, he continues to teach the next generation of artisans the skills and techniques needed to carry on his family's 140-year-old tradition. With wisdom and humor, his lessons reach far beyond workshop technique to reveal universal truths about joy, loss and the notion of a legacy. Directed by Joe York and produced by the Historic Arkansas Museum.

The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest is a three-day event celebrating the art of independent filmmaking. The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest is a not-for-project of the Arts Council of Eureka Springs and DeVito's of Eureka Springs in partnership with the Arkansas Film Commission, the Arkansas Production Alliance, the Arkansas Motion Picture Institute, the City of Eureka Springs and the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. The festival is made possible through sponsorships, media partners and organizations. A complete list of supporters can be found esindiefilmfest.com.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).

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