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AETN's 'Men & Women of Distinction' to feature former Gov. Mike Beebe Aug. 29

Posted 21 Aug 2019

"Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe," directed and produced by Kathryn Tucker for the Arkansas Educational Television Network, will premiere on AETN Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m.

The film examines the life of the Honorable Mike Beebe, a product of Arkansas, born in a tar paper shack in Amagon. Beebe rose from his humble beginnings to practice law in Searcy and run for ArkansasSenate – where he was first elected in 1981 and served for 20 years – followed by successful runs for attorney general (2003-2007) and, finally, governor (2007-2015).

AETN, in partnership with the Arkansas Cinema Society, will host a screening of "Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe" during Filmland Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater,100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

A reception will precede the film at 5 p.m., and an after-party will follow the film.

More information about Filmland is available at arkansascinemasociety.org.

Kathryn Francis Tucker is a Little Rock native and sixth-generation Arkansan. An alumna of Little Rock Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania, Tucker is also a Directors Guild ofAmerica member with experience in still photography, photo editing for film and film production. Tucker founded the Arkansas Cinema Society in 2017 and currently serves as the nonprofit's executive director.

The Arkansas Cinema Society works to nurture new and existing film talent within Arkansas through educational programs, year-round screenings and Filmland, the society's annual film festival.

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