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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.

Some Beasts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, March 24, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8

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Please join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, March 24th at for a screening of Some Beasts, directed by Cameron Bruce Nelson. This film screening is part of the 2016 – 2017 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

About the film:

Working in an insular farming community in Appalachia, Sal Damon, a modern-day Thoreau, seeks solace from a past relationship. After a sudden death in the community and the discovery of a feral child living on the lam, Sal must reconcile his place in a world that lives outside of the law.

Some Beasts is the debut feature of Dallas writer/director Cameron Bruce Nelson, and stars Frank Mosley (Upstream Color), Lindsay Burdge (A Teacher), and Heather Kafka (Pit Stop).

This film was made possible with the generous support and partnership of IFP, USin- Progress, the Austin Film Society, and the Dallas Video Association.

About the filmmaker:

Cameron Bruce Nelson is a 2014 IFP Narrative Lab Fellow, who has written and directed several short films that have screened widely on the U.S. festival circuit. His first feature, Some Beasts, was one of five features selected for U.S. in Progress-Wroclaw and was a recipient of an Austin Film Society post-production grant. Nelson serves as the technical director at the Lone Star Film Festival and as an assistant programmer for Videofest. He lives in Dallas, TX.

 

A-Town Evenings: Caleb Elliott & Louisiana Appleseed

Thursday, April 20, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: $15

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Caleb Elliott is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and cellist based in Lafayette, LA. He’s currently working on a new album entitled “Get Me Out of Here”. On his debut album he’s backed by Louisiana favorites singer Susan Cowsill, Better Than Ezra bassist Tom Drummond and Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys guitarist Sam Broussard. Elliott has performed throughout the United States and on television shows such as CBS: This Morning.

Louisiana Appleseed is a Southern Soul revivalist band from Shreveport, Louisiana. Calling upon artists like the Band and the Swampers, Louisiana Appleseed strives to combine great song writing with groove-heavy rhythm. 

Tickets are $15 and include light snacks. A cash bar will also be available.

 




 

Hunky Dory Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Friday, April 28, 2017  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $8

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Please join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Friday, April 28th at for a screening of Hunky Dory, directed by Michael Curtis Johnson. This film screening is part of the 2016 – 2017 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.


 About the film:
After his ex-girlfriend disappears, Sidney, a glam rock dilettante, is forced to look after his 11-year-old son full-time. His ‘cool dad’ facade quickly falls apart and his life goes into full tailspin as he struggles to let go of his rock-and-roll lifestyle.
 
  
About the filmmaker:
 
Michael Curtis Johnson graduated from the directing program at the AFI Conservatory where he received a Tom Yoda scholarship and the Bridges/Larson Directing Award for his thesis film Flotsam. His first feature, Hunky Dory, was selected for IFP’s 2015 Narrative Film Lab and won a special jury award at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award at the Atlanta Film Festival, and the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival. His second feature, Savage Youth, was selected for the Venice Film Festival’s 2015/16 Biennale College Cinema.

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