In Clark Duke’s directorial debut, Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich, Vivica A. Fox). However, after one too many inept decisions, Kyle and Swin find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire. Based on John Brandon’s book of the same name, ARKANSAS weaves together three decades of Deep South drug trafficking to explore the cycle of violence that turns young men into criminals and old men into legends.

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Clark Duke



Director: Clark Duke
Executive Producer: Philip Kim, Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard, Patrick Muldoon, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Douglas, Jean-Luc De Fanti, Alexis Varouxakis, Andre Relis, Jason Allison, Michael S. Smith, Franchesca Lantz, David Gilbery, Charlie Dorfman, Kyle Tomlin, Tim Osby, Ryan R. Johnson, Rob Moran, Stephanie Caleb, and Cindy Cowan
Producer: Patrick Hibler, Jeff Rice, Clark Duke, and Martin Sprock
Screenwriter: Clark Duke, Andrew Boonkrong
Cinematographer: Steven Meizler
Editor: Patrick J. Don Vito
Production Designer: Scott Enge
Sound Designer: Brad Whitcanack
Music: The Flaming Lips
Principal Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Clark Duke, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Eden Brolin, Chandler Duke, John Malkovich, Vince Vaughn
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Ashley Heathcock, Music Supervisor: Ashley Waldron, Music by: Devendra Banhart, Music by: Noah Georgeson, Casting by: Brandon Henry Rodriguez


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Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Thriller
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 115 mins