Bentonville Film Festival announces several star guests

March 23, 2015 GMT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Robert De Niro and Rosie O’Donnell are among several of the stars that officials say will appear at the Bentonville Film Festival.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( ) reports organizers say the event, which runs from May 5 to May 9, could attract as many as 25,000 visitors to the northwest Arkansas city of Bentonville.

De Niro is expected to attend a screening of a documentary about his father. O’Donnell will participate in a panel discussion about women who manage their own film production companies.

Nick Cannon, host of America’s Got Talent, and news anchor and producer Soledad O’Brien are set to be co-hosts of the festival’s closing-night awards show.

ARC Entertainment and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media announced the festival in January.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,