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Geena Davis launches Bentonville Film Festival celebrating women and diversity

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Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment announced the launch of the Bentonville Film Festival, a one-of-a-kind inaugural event designed to champion women and diversity in film. The Festival, which will take place from May 5-9 in Bentonville, Ark., will be the first and only film competition in the world to offer guaranteed theatrical, television, digital and retail home entertainment distribution for its winners. The festival, which is being hosted by ARC Entertainment, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola and AMC Theatres, will be chaired by Davis and will screen roughly 75 films in competition. Read more. TheWrap.com (01/06) Variety (01/06) Blank (01/07)


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