Daisy Ridley stars as Trudy Ederle, the trailblazing swimmer who braved the treacherous waters of the English Channel in 1926, in Disney’s much-anticipated film “Young Woman and the Sea.” The Arkansas Cinema Society has a treat for film enthusiasts with a special free sneak preview scheduled for 7 p.m. this Wednesday at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and admission, though free, requires advance registration, which can be done through the society’s website.

Directed by Joachim Ronning and produced by the legendary Jerry Bruckheimer, “Young Woman and the Sea” promises to captivate the audience with Ederle’s compelling story of grit and determination. Check out the trailer [here](https://youtube.com/watch?v=7tNvrYzPUrk).

In addition to this sneak peek, the Arkansas Cinema Society is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Valley Inn.” This heartwarming film, shot in the scenic landscapes of Northwest Arkansas, features stars like Joey Lauren Adams and Oscar-winner Mary Steenburgen. Join the anniversary screening at 8 p.m. on June 7 at Fayetteville’s Walker Park. Fayetteville’s Department of Parks and Natural Resources has co-sponsored this free outdoor event.

The society continues to spotlight films with deep Arkansas roots with their Arkansas Classics Series, running every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. throughout June at the Museum of Fine Arts. The lineup includes:

– June 2: “The Legend of Boggy Creek,” Charles B. Pierce’s horror docu-drama about the Fouke Monster.
– June 9: “A Face in the Crowd,” featuring Andy Griffith and partially shot in Piggott.
– June 16: “White Lightning,” with Burt Reynolds.
– June 23: “One False Move,” starring Bill Paxton and co-written by Billy Bob Thornton.
– June 30: “Mud,” with Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, directed by Cinema Society co-founder Jeff Nichols.

Tickets are $15, with discounts for children and seniors. More details can be found on the society’s website.

Finally, the powerful World War II documentary “Rohna Classified” will be available for online streaming from today until June 1. This gripping documentary uncovers the tragic sinking of the HMT Rohna in 1943 and the subsequent cover-up by the U.S. government. This film is a must-watch for history buffs and those interested in World War II stories. Access it [here](https://watch.showandtell.film/preview/rohna-memorial-day) and don’t miss the live panel discussions featuring survivors and historians.

What are your thoughts on these exciting film events? Share your views in the comments below and let us know which screening you’re most excited about! Don’t forget to share this story with friends and family and keep the conversation going!

**Source:** [Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette](https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2024/may/23/film-notes-sneak-preview-set-for-disney-movie/)