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The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is proud to present to the Central Louisiana region our twelfth consecutive year of quality professional entertainment. Call 318-484-4474 for more information.

Pushing Dead Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, September 22, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8

 

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Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, September 22nd at the Hearn Stage for a screening of Pushing Dead, the first film in the 2017 – 2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Southern Circuit provides organizations with the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors. The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is one of only two screening partners in Louisiana. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the film:

When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of universal care, can he take on a helpless bureaucracy or come up with $3000 a month to buy meds on his own?

Starring: James Roday, Danny Glover, Robin Weigert, Khandi Alexander, Tom Riley

 

 

 

Score: A Film Music Documentary Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, October 27, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8

 

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Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, October 27th at the Hearn Stage for a screening of Score: A Film Music Documentary. This film is part of the 2017 – 2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Southern Circuit provides organizations with the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors. The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is one of only two screening partners in Louisiana. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

About the film:

What makes a score unforgettable? Taking a peek at how composers developed some of the most iconic scores in history, Score: A Film Music Documentary follows the creative struggles of designing a modern soundtrack from scratch, featuring some of cinema’s most recognized names in film music. SCORE explores the power and influence of film scores in the modern world while revealing the evolution of sound and how composers assemble music the complements a picture to achieve powerful reactions from worldwide audiences.

 

 
 

Arts Council of Central Louisiana presents BODYTRAFFIC

Friday, November 03, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $20, Seniors (65+): $12, Students: $10, Family (2 adults and 2 children): $50



Join the Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, November 3rd for acclaimed Los Angeles dance company BODYTRAFFIC. BODYTRAFFIC has performed for sold-out audiences at prestigious theaters and festivals throughout North America, including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and New York City Center’s Fall for Dance.

Founded in 2007 by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2013 and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, the young company is already internationally recognized for their high quality of work. This performance will be held at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.

“Six dancers displayed fierce technique. The company is a welcome addition to the local dance scene.”   – Los Angeles Times, Victoria Looseleaf

“BODYTRAFFIC displays sheer animal magnetism…” – San Francisco Weekly, Irene Hsiao

 

Romeo is Bleeding - Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, November 17, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8

 

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Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, November 17th at the Hearn Stage for a screening of Romeo is Bleeding. This film is part of the 2017 – 2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Southern Circuit provides organizations with the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors. The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is one of only two screening partners in Louisiana. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

About the film:

Donté Clark is a young poet who transcends the violence in his hometown by writing about his experiences. Growing up in Richmond, California, a city haunted by a fatal turf war, Donté and the like-minded youth of his city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’  With the hope of starting a dialogue about violence, will Richmond crush Donté’s idealism? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma?

 

Arts Council of Central Louisiana presents Cirquetacular: Snowkus Pocus

Thursday, November 30, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $18, Seniors (65+): $12, Students: $10, Family (2 adults and 2 children): $45

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After enjoying the opening ceremonies of Alex Winter Fête, prepare to be enchanted by Cirque-tacular’s Snowkus Pocus!

Based in New York City, with artists nationwide, Cirque-tacular Entertainment is considered one of the premiere acrobatic production companies in the United States. In Snowkus Pocus, young Brianna is whisked away to an enchanted winter wonderland where she encounters the colorful characters that inhabit this magical world. This tale is told through dazzling cirque, breathtaking ballet, and incredible acrobatics that will amaze, inspire, and enchant your imagination.

This snow show for all ages will melt your heart! This incredible event will take place at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center during the first night of AlexWinter Fête! More information coming soon!

Snowkus Pocus – Off Broadway Theatrical Production from Cirquetacular Entertainment on Vimeo.

 

Deej Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, February 23, 2018  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8

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Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, February 23rd at the Hearn Stage for a screening of Deej, a documentary about a nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. This film, with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live inclusion.  This film is part of the 2017 – 2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Southern Circuit provides organizations with the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors. The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is one of only two screening partners in Louisiana. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the film:

Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a tect-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses. In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean. In this first-of-its kind collaboration between a veteran filmmaker and a nonspeaking autistic, Robert Rooy and DJ share editorial control as they navigate the challenges of representing autism. Deej, the result of this often difficult partnership, is a story told largely from the inside, by DJ — not by his parents or autism experts or even the camera. At its core, Deej reflects the level of participation that disability rights advocates insist upon: “Nothing about us without us.”

 
 

Purple Dreams – Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, March 23, 2018  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8


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Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, March 23rd at the Hearn Stage for a screening of Purple DreamsThis film is part of the 2017 – 2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Southern Circuit provides organizations with the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors. The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is one of only two screening partners in Louisiana. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the film:

Black youth stereotypes are turned upside down in the feature documentary film Purple Dreams. A two and a half year journey serves as an inspirational window into the lives of inner-city, at-risk students who succeed at their passion while embracing the transformative power of their arts education.

“Purple Dreams” Trailer from GreyHawk Films on Vimeo.

 

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, April 20, 2018  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8

 

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Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, April 20th at the Hearn Stage for a screening of Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. This film is part of the 2017 – 2018 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Southern Circuit provides organizations with the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors. The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is one of only two screening partners in Louisiana. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 
About the film:

Look and See is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of writer, farmer, and activist, Wendell Berry. The first documentary about Berry, undoubtedly one of America’s most significant living writers, Look and See was filmed in and around the rolling hills of Henry County, Kentucky – where Berry has lived and farmed since the mid-1960’s.

Filmmaker Laura Dunn skillfully weaves Berry’s poetic and prescient words with gorgeous cinematography and the testimonies of his family and neighbors, all of whom are being deeply affected by the industrial and economic changes to their agrarian way of life. Often called a prophet for rural America, Berry has long been a voice for the communities that are so often overlooked by the media.

Look and See subverts biopic conventions and immerses audiences into Berry’s world, providing a space for talking about the land and those who sustain it. It’s a conversation that is more urgent now than ever, as we find ourselves in a deeply divided nation where so many Americans are disconnected from the farmers who feed them. Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, and Nick Offerman served as producers on Look and See, which, following its award-winning March 2016 premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, was retitled and updated to reflect the conversations that have emerged since the election.

Click here to view the film’s trailer.

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