Arts Council Summer Film Series Brings Regional Films

Jun 17, 2019

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is teaming up with Flying Tiger Brewery to present the second annual Summer Film Series.

The Arts Council hosts screenings of films on June 19, July 17, and August 21. All productions begin at 7 p.m. The films being shown this year are As Is, 61 Bullets, and On Va Continuer! More information on the films being presented is at www.nelaarts.org

On Wednesday, June 19, audiences will have the chance to learn about the stories of numerous volunteers, local artists and participants from four social service organizations in the nine-block Shreveport Common neighborhood, all weaved together to create the production, As Is by Nick Cave. For non-Arts Council members there is a $5 admission fee, and attendees must be 21 or over for this production.

June 19: As Is

Audiences can learn the stories of numerous volunteers, local artists and participants from four social service organizations in the nine-block Shreveport Common neighborhood, all weaved together to create the production, As Is by Nick Cave.

July 17: 61 BulletsSeptember 8, 1935. Bullets ricochet through the marble corridors of the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. When the shooting finally stops and the panicked screaming subsides, two men have been fatally wounded. The first: populist United States Senator Huey P. Long, the most powerful man in Louisiana, and one of the most prominent political figures in 1930s America. The second: Dr. Carl Weiss, a respected local physician, and Long’s presumed assailant. Weiss is riddled with sixty bullets, some of which have passed through his body and lodged in the alabaster walls. Blood soaks through his white linen suit and onto the ornate floor of the State Capitol. 

August 21: On Va Contineur!, sponsored by 90.3 KEDM Public Radio

On Va Contineur! is a story of passionate dedication to the preservation of Louisiana Cajun French culture and ancestral knowledge through the tale of Louis Michot, a man whose life revolves around the culture he loves so deeply. From his lively on-stage presence in his Cajun rock band Lost Bayou Ramblers, through his life on the bayous and prairies of Louisiana, to the home he built with his own hands, Louis is a modern-day champion set on breathing life into a culture’s “dying” language using the one form of communication understood by all -- music.