Thursday, March 24, 2016

Final Week for City PRIDE Spring Break Festival- Come One... Come ALL

Wristband Provides Admission to Stage Play and TCAA Film Festival 
(see details in the event schedule below)

Filmmakers, Radio Executives, Models, and Stage Play Head to Dumas for Spring Break Uplift

City PRIDE and N.W.A (Now Watch Arkansas) Spring Break Series is set for the final days this Thursday through Saturday, March 24-26 in Dumas, Arkansas. On Thursday night at 6:45pm at HMC- Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith, the Citywide Worship Celebration led by Bishop Alfonso Madden takes place.  In 2015, the city of Dumas suffered greatly because of violence and the untimely death of three of young men; one being the grandson of Bishop Madden.  In an effort to not let their deaths be in vain, Bishop Madden set up the "I Am My Brother Keeper" Memorial Scholarship in honor of Kentarrious Madden, Michael Reeves, and Jeffery Morgan with the mission of reaching other young people in the community by giving them opportunities to have productive lives through education.  The College of Aspiring Artists is providing additional scholarships from its new campus in Dumas. The citywide worship service invites everyone to come together to pray with and for the entire community.

On Friday morning from 11am-1pm a creative class at DTEC will feature image coach and model, Patricia McCullough from Dallas Texas and filmmaker Ken Kautious from Little Rock. They will share insights on image and wardrobe enhancements and preview the feature film, BROKEN GLASS.

On Good Friday evening at 6:45pm, the stage play, Hell Has Changed My Life makes its final appearance at the Arts Center on Main Street. Opening the show will be a spoken-word showcase by North Little Rock teenager, London Alayah Jones.  After the play, there will be a showing of the movie, War Room and a reception.

On Saturday from 11am-11pm, the City PRIDE Film Festival will screen local, regional and major films at the Arts Center. Between the films, Patricia McCullough, Ken Kautious will join other youth and adult panelists to host discussions on how stories in the movies affect the stories in our communities and how leaders can both see and help make a difference and a contribution.  A keynote panelist is J. Eric Mahfouz who is an executive with East Arkansas Broadcasters. Scholarships and cash prizes will be awarded.

Admission to the Friday Creative Class, the play, Hell Has Changed My Life and the City PRIDE Film Festival requires City PRIDE Wristband which is a $10 donation and is available online and at participating locations. All other events are free.  Proceeds are assisting with rebuilding the West Dumas Community Center. The series is being presented by The College of Aspiring Artists and in part by the city of Dumas and HMC- Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith. 


1pm- Broken Glass
Meet and Greet Producer Ken Kautious, an American Actor, Vocalist, MC, Songwriter, Film Writer/ Director and Record Producer from Little Rock, AR 

1:15pm- RAW SAW (with producer and cast members present at screening)

3:30pmThe College of Aspiring Artists Leads NWA Panel Discussion with Film Producers and Leaders Who Care:  “How Do We Help Arkansas’ Creative Talents Get Up and Outta Da-Delta into Their Destiny?”
6pm- Straight Outta Compton (or Producer’s Choice)

~Scholarships and Cash Prizes

9:15pm- Selma

11:00 Finale and Getting Ready for What’s Next