The Acadiana Center for the Arts, the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism, and the Media Arts Workshop at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette present Film @ the Center. Film @ the Center is a free film series that will expose local residents and students to films that portray Louisiana’s people and way of life to an international audience while also allowing the current generation filmmakers and film students to screen their work to a hometown audience. Film @ the Center will also have an educational component attached to the series such as Q & As with directors, writers, and casts. The series launches on Jan. 17. Films will be screened every third Sunday of each month at the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ Art House at 2 p.m. The series is open to all ages and is free to the public. For more information, call 233-7060.
2010 Film @ the Center schedule
Jan. 17 – Thunder Bay (1953)
Feb. 21 – Dance for a Chicken (1993)
March 21 – American Creole (2006)
April 18 - Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival
May 16 – UL Lafayette Media Arts Workshop Student Showcase
June 20 – Belizaire the Cajun (1982)
July 18 – Spend It All (1971)
Aug. 15 – Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000)
Sept. 19 – Low and Behold (2007)
Oct. 17 – The Blob (1988)
Nov. 21 - 48th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival (TBA in March 2010)
Dec. 19 – Louisiana Story and Louisiana Story: The Reverse Angle (1948)
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.