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

The Chipper Experience

Friday, January 31, 2020  7:30 PM

Admission: General Admission: $18 | Senior: $12 | Student/Child (ages 3+): $10 | Family (2 adults + 2 students): $40

 Join us for The Chipper Experience on January 31st 2020. For over 20 years Chipper Lowell has been bringing his odd brand of amusing mayhem to audiences around the world! The award-winning comedian & magician has appeared on TV shows such as The Tonight Show, Don’t Blink!, Show Me the Funny, General Hospital, America’s Funniest People, and been a guest judge on all four seasons of Masters of Illusion.

The Chipper Experience will be presented on Friday, January 31st @ 7:30 PM at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.

Special Sponsors include: The City of Alexandria, The Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority,  Hotel Bentley,  & The Alexandria/Pineville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Community First, A Home for the Homeless Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Wednesday, February 12, 2020  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $5

 Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Wednesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM for a screening of Community First, A Home for the Homeless. This film is part of the 2019 – 2020 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with the Director Layton Blaylock will follow the screening.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

About the film:
 
Community First, A Home for the Homeless, is a documentary about Community First! Village which is a unique residential development that is transforming the lives of homeless people through the power of community. As explained by the founder Alan Graham, “It is specifically designed to lift the chronically homeless off the streets of the Austin area offering them a place to call home, helping them to heal from the ravages of life on the streets allowing them to rediscover a purpose in their lives.”

Community First! Village is not a homeless shelter. Everybody pays rent, there are no exceptions. Residents are given the opportunity to earn a dignified income working at the Village in a variety of areas such as the Genesis Gardens, the Community Cinema (a beautiful amphitheater built by Alamo Drafthouse), the Community Inn, or in the maintenance department. With open access to an “art house” and blacksmith shop, residents also have the opportunity to produce handmade goods that are sold in the Community Market. You’ll hear about the heartbreaking events that cause homelessness, and the heartwarming stories of being welcomed into a nurturing environment where dignity and self-worth are restored.

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Mossville: When Great Trees Fall Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Wednesday, March 04, 2020  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $5

 Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on

Wednesday, March 4th for a screening

of 
Mossville: When Great Trees Fall. This film

is part of the 2019 – 2020 Southern Circuit Tour of

Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with the Director

Alexander Glustrom will follow the screening.

The screening will be held at 7:00 PM at the Hearn

Stage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

About the film:

Mossville, Louisiana is a shadow of its former self—a community rich in natural resources and history, founded by formerly enslaved people and free people of color—where neighbors lived in harmony, insulated from the horrors of Jim Crow. Today, Mossville no longer resembles the town it once was. Surrounded by 14 petrochemical plants, Mossville is the future site of apartheid-born South African-based chemical company Sasol’s newest plant—proposed as a $21.2 billion project and the largest in the western hemisphere. The community struggles to let go of their ancestral home, and at the center of it all is a man named Stacey Ryan, a lifelong resident. In the past ten years, Stacey has lost much of his family to cancer and seen the neighborhood he grew up in demolished to make way for Sasol’s new multi-billion dollar project. He experiences these changes from the view of his parent’s home, a FEMA trailer smack in the middle of where the new Sasol facility is being built—and he refuses to leave. Having promised his dying parents to fight the sprawling chemical companies, Stacey struggles to keep his word as his power, water, and sewage are cut off, and his health continues to decline from ongoing chemical exposure. As Sasol encroaches on citizens’ property with buyout offers, Stacey and other community members have to decide whether to exist in a chemical war zone, or abandon land that has been in their families for generations.

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Aquila Theatre: 1984 Arts Council of Central Louisiana

Wednesday, April 01, 2020  7:30 PM

Admission: General Admission: $18 | Senior: $15 | Student/Child (ages 3+): $10 | Family (2 adults + 2 students): $45

 The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is proud to present Aquila Theatre: 1984!

 

In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth, and personal expression, Aquila Theatre brings George Orwell’s cautionary novel to the stage!

As our modern world grapples with threats and benefits of technological integration, Aquila Theatre’s production of 1984 provides a space to appreciate the value of individual thought. Written in 1944 near the end of World War II, 1984 depicts a society controlled by a perfectly totalitarian government bent on repressing all subversive tendencies. 1984 is a classic by one of literature’s most significant authors and provides the kind of evocative and innovative storytelling that suits Aquila’s bold, ensemble driven, physical style.

Aquila Theatre: 1984 will be presented on Wednesday, April 1st @ 7:30 PM at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.

Special Sponsors include: The City of Alexandria, The Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority,  Hotel Bentley,  & The Alexandria/Pineville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Ticket pricing is as followed:
General Admission: $18 | Senior: $15 | Student/Child (ages 3+): $10 | Family (2 adults + 2 students): $45

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Who Will Write Our History Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

Wednesday, April 15, 2020  7:00 PM

Admission: Adults: $10, Students: $5

 Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Wednesday, April 15th for a screening of Who Will Write Our History. This film is part of the 2019 – 2020 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with the Director Roberta Grossman will follow the screening.

 The screening will be held at 7 PM at the Hearn Stage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

About the film:

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced, and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.

Featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.

NY Times Critic’s Pick – ‘Who Will Write Our History’ Review: A Vital Holocaust Documentary

LA Times – Review: Life in the Warsaw Ghetto rediscovered and recreated in ‘Who Will Write Our History’ Variety – Film Review: ‘Who Will Write Our History’

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