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LFT: Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival - Jan 23 thru Jan 30, 2019

Jan 22, 2019 08:41AM ● By Press Release
The 14th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival (hosted by the nonprofit Cinema on the Bayou Film Society) will take place beginning on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, through Wednesday, January 30, 2019, and will screen over 180 films at venues in and around Lafayette. The 2019 lineup of official selections includes 41 feature-length narrative fiction and documentary films and 140 short films, including narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films. The majority of the films are World, U.S. or Louisiana premieres from across the United States and Canada as well as from France, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, Haiti, Belgium, South Korea, Thailand, India, Lebanon, Germany and Brazil, with over 60 French language films screening. In addition to film screenings, the Festival will present panel discussions, workshops, music and parties with over 200 directors, producers, cinematographers, distributors, actors, grant sources and other industry professionals expected to attend from across the United States and Canada as well as France, Australia, Japan and Lebanon.

The Festival will open with the U.S. Premiere screening of BLACK INDIANS on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion, Lafayette, LA, 70501. Paris-based filmmaker Edith Patrouilleau will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the film screens at 6:30 pm, followed by music provided by Yvette Landry & the Jukes and a reception with hors d’oeuvres, complimentary Grey Goose Vodka and a cash bar. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at or at the door on the night of the event. This beautifully shot and moving documentary film, from an outsider’s perspective, pays tribute to the passion, spirit and traditions of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indians, whose Call and Response musical form is a living tradition of African culture and one of the sources of American Jazz.

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