CINEMA ON THE BAYOU PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "ZYDECO CROSSROADS: A TALE OF TWO CITIES" WITH FILMMAKER ROBERT MUGGE
- Posted on Tuesday, September 01 2015
On Tuesday evening, October 13, 2015, Cinema on the Bayou Film Society will present the world premiere screening of the highly anticipated "ZYDECO CROSSROADS: A Tale of Two Cities," by veteran filmmaker Robert Mugge. The 87-minute film documents Philadelphia public radio station WXPN's exploration of the Creole culture of Southwest Louisiana through its yearlong Zydeco Crossroads project. It features performances by Buckwheat Zydeco, C.J. Chenier, Chubby Carrier, Nathan Williams, Major Handy, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr., Rosie Ledet, Creole United, Soul Creole, Chris Ardoin, Lil' Nate Williams, Corey Arceneaux and Vasti Jackson. Featured on National Public Radio, the film also includes interviews by World Cafe host David Dye with many of these musicians, as well as interviews with Zydeco club owner Sid Williams and Zydeco music experts Herman Fuselier and Michael Tisserand.
The film screens at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at the Vermilionville Performance Center, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA, as a fall fundraising event for Cinema on the Bayou Film Society, the Section 501(c)(3) non-profit that presents the annual Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival.
Admission for the film screening is $10.00 per person, and tickets can be purchased in advance through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-world-premiere-of-zydeco-crossroads-a-tale-of-two-cities-with-filmmaker-robert-mugge-tickets-18388149450.
After the film screening, Robert Mugge and producer Diana Zelman will participate in a Q&A with the audience, followed by a reception. There will be a cash bar and food available for purchase from Vermilionville.
The 11th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival will be held on January 20-27, 2016, expanding from 5 to 8 days to accommodate the screening of at least 15-20% of the hundreds of film submissions the festival has received to date through its international partners.
- Posted on Thursday, June 04 2015
Submissions are now open for the 11th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival through FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. Thanks to the tremendous response of filmmakers from around the world, Cinema on the Bayou will expand to an eight-day festival to be held on January 20-27, 2016, in varous venues around Lafayette, Louisiana. In this way, we can accept more official selections of high quality films.
See the ABOUT section for more information about the Festival and submission guidelines.
- Posted on Friday, January 30 2015
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