Exciting news for Disney fans! The Arkansas Cinema Society is offering an exclusive sneak preview of Disney’s “Young Woman and the Sea,” featuring the captivating Daisy Ridley as Trudy Ederle, the first woman to conquer the English Channel. This special screening will take place at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Directed by Joachim Ronning and produced by the legendary Jerry Bruckheimer, this film promises an inspiring dive into history. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and while admission is free, advance registration is essential. Grab your tickets at arkansascinemasociety.org, and don’t miss out!

In other cinematic celebrations, the Arkansas Cinema Society is marking the 10th anniversary of the beloved film “Valley Inn” with a free screening on June 7 in Fayetteville’s Walker Park. This local gem, directed by Arkansas native Kim Swink and Chris Spencer, stars Joey Lauren Adams and features special appearances by “American Idol” winner Kris Allen and Oscar-winner Mary Steenburgen. Bring your picnic blankets and enjoy a film that beautifully showcases the charm of Northwest Arkansas.

The Society is also launching its Arkansas Classics Series in June, spotlighting films shot in part or entirely in Arkansas. Highlights include the cult classic “The Legend of Boggy Creek,” the critically acclaimed “A Face in the Crowd,” and Jeff Nichols’ evocative “Mud” starring Matthew McConaughey. Screenings will be held at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. throughout June. Tickets range from $10-$15, making it a perfect Sunday outing for film lovers.

Additionally, the gripping World War II documentary “Rohna Classified” is streaming from now until June 1. This film unravels the harrowing tale of the sinking of HMT Rohna in 1943, a tragedy that resulted in the largest loss of American lives at sea during wartime. This eye-opening documentary shines a light on the event’s long-hidden details, urging viewers to remember and honor the fallen. Access the film at watch.showandtell.film and delve into this poignant chapter of history.

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For more details on these exciting events, visit arkansascinemasociety.org.