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In 1962 a black pianist hired a white chauffer and took off to play music in the South. The film Green Book explores life during Jim Crow and offers a look at the times.

The Negro Motorist Green Book began publication in 1936. It detailed safe places for black motorist to stay and eat while travelling.  Black pianist Don Shirley gave a copy to his white chauffer Frank 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga before they set out on the eight week musical tour. 

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Louisiana Public Broadcasting will air the broadcast premiere of Clementine Hunter’s World – a film by Art Shiver. This is a documentary about the life of a Louisiana treasure; self-taught artist Clementine Hunter. The program was produced in Louisiana and features Louisiana talent. It premieres on LPB Monday, Aug. 23 at 7:00 PM.

 

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council presents the 5th film in their Independent Film Series, 16 Bars on February 24th at 7pm online.

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The Monroe Symphony Orchestra is hosting "An Evening with Hitchcock and Spielberg" Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the Neville High School Auditorium.

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A film starring Academy Award winner Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson and director by John Lee Hancock has started production of “Highwaymen” in Louisiana. The film centers on two retired officers attempting to catch Bonnie and Clyde. Executive Director of Louisiana Entertainment Chris Stelly says they will shoot in Shreveport next month.

 

Stelly says reforming the state’s film tax credit program has encouraged movie producers to come back to Louisiana.  Several projects are underway.