Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3:00pm
Category: Local

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) is pleased to announce their participation as one of South Arts’ 21 screening partners in the 2016-2017 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Southern Circuit, the nation’s original regional tour of independent films and filmmakers, coordinates multi-week tours for invited filmmakers and their work. Filmmakers participate in community screenings and audience engagement activities. This season’s screening partners include organizations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. With a variety of events planned to coincide with the film screenings, NCLAC is anticipating a tremendous audience response to the series. “Touring filmmakers attend community screenings and participate in audience discussions about their work and the art of filmmaking. Southern Circuit not only supports the work of indie filmmakers, but encourages the development of independent film audiences,” stated Teresa Hollingsworth, Senior Program Director at South Arts. The films to be screened include: Agents of Change on September 15, 2016; Donald Cried on October 3, 2016; NUTS! on November 17, 2016; Shake ‘Em On Down on February 2, 2017; Some Beasts on March 23, 2017; and Hunky Dory on April 27, 2017. Those who purchase either a “Red Carpet Season Ticket” or an “A la Carte VIP Ticket,” will be able to attend special pre- and post-screening events. Special events include: a post-show “Beer with Jesse” at Sundown (Donald Cried); a pre-show party (NUTS!); a pre-show party at Studio 301 (Shake ‘Em On Down); a pre-show dinner at the Norton Building (Some Beasts); and a pre-show Sponsor’s Part at the Dixie Center for the Arts (Hunky Dory).  For more information on the films, and to purchase tickets, visit www.nclarts.org or call the NCLAC office at (318) 255-1450, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information on the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, visit the South Arts website at www.southarts.org.