With all the filmmaking and televisions series being shot in Louisiana from north to south it is both inevitable and enjoyable that we would have an annual film festival. The Acadiana Center for the Arts is hosting its 1st Annual Local Filmmakers Showcase starting tonight in its James D. Moncus Theatre. All films being shown have a Louisiana native hand in their production, whether that is in writing the screenplay, direction, editing or other. Those with strong local ties were also considered.
Here is the line-up. All showings are free to the public and all take place in the Moncus Theatre. Filmmakers will be on hand for discussion and the AcA Cafe, run by The French Press, will be serving beverages and food.
Thursday, May 12 6:45 p.m. Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle Trailer Filmmakers: Mr. Al Bohl & Allison Bohl
7 p.m. King Crawfish Filmmakers: Conni Castille & Allison Bohl
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.