The AcA is proud to present its 2nd Annual Local Filmmakers Showcase.
This event will showcase films that were written, directed, edited or
produced by Louisiana natives or those with strong local ties, providing an opportunity for area filmmakers to display their talents on the big
This event is free and open to the public.
SATURDAY, May 12, 2012 @ 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM Showcase of Students from UL's Moving Image Arts and Visual Arts Programs
SATURDAY, May 12, 2012 @ 9:00 PM Screening of Tchoupatoulas with Filmmaker Q&A
Tchoupitoulas is a story of the New Orleans night. Abstractly aural and visual, it is a sensory document of one night in the many lives of a thriving nocturnal populace. Three young boys act as our wide-eyed conduits to a parade of entertainers and revelers as they dance through the lamp lit streets and doorways of the Crescent City. From dusk to dawn, from Rampart to the river, we explore the lives and locales of one of the world's most unique cities. In moments surreal, and others patiently observational, Tchoupitoulas is a kaleidoscopic odyssey into another side of New Orleans.
Bill and Turner Ross' first feature length film, 45365, was the winner of the 2009 SXSW Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award in 2010. They went on to receive numerous accolades, including nominations for Editing, Cinematography, and Debut Feature at the Cinema Eye Honors; the film was also broadcast as part of PBS’ Independent Lens Series.
Bill and Turner Ross were born and raised in Sidney, Ohio, and both graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bill Ross’ documentary, fiction, and multi-media short films have been featured at festivals that include Cannes and the Seattle Film Festival. He has taught filmmaking to students at the elementary and secondary level, and conducted a summer film program for children in the Los Angeles area. Turner Ross has worked in the art departments of studio features such as Déjà Vu, Skeleton Key, My Own Love Song, and Idiocracy, as well as a handful of independent features.
SUNDAY, May 13 2012 @ 6:00 PM Screening of T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Storywith Filmmaker Q&A
Creole cowboys and Cajun jockeys, Cotton Knights and Mardi Gras revelers reveal the long history and blend between Creoles and Cajuns and the horses they love. This equine love affair began more than 250 years ago on the first ranches of South Louisiana. Creoles and Cajuns are some of America’s first cowboys. Not only essential to hard ranch work, horses were often the focus of French Louisiana’s renowned joie de vivre. T-GALOP romps playfully across South Louisiana through professional sports to community rituals bearing witness to a modern horse culture that that was born many centuries ago.
Folklorist Conni Castille has written, directed and produced T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story, I Always Do My Collars First, Raised on Rice and Gravy and King Crawfish have been supported by the Louisiana Division of Arts and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. By using the everyday to convey universal meaning, her hope is that audiences leave with a new point of view, not just about Cajun or Creole culture, but about the power and worth of everyday people doing everyday things.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Center for Moving Image Arts.