Friday, March 19, 2010

March Film at the Center

Remember that really fun James Tancill / Preservation Hall Jazz Band video we featured last October? (To refresh your memory, click here)...well it turns out that the powers that be at the Acadiana Center for the Arts must be Daily Meaux readers (well...maybe they are, or maybe they just know good talent...) but either way, they will be featuring a viewing of that video prior to their next movie screening this Sunday. Here's the info on the event.

March 21, 2010
American Creole
, 2 p.m. at the AcA
American Creole (2006)
60 min. No Rating
Louisiana filmmakers Glen Pitre and Michelle Benoit present this film on New Orleans jazz man Don Vappie. His sidemen are scattered by Hurricane Katrina, his flooded-out mom is sleeping on his couch, and his 8-year-old grandson is clamoring to join the band. Tour the front lines of a devastated city's cultural rebirth: offstage, where race is infinitely more nuanced than black or white; backstage, where which instrument you play can be a political statement; and joyously onstage, where the only thing that matters is music.

Prior to the showing of American Creole, Film @ the Center will be debuting a brand new, locally produced animated music video "St. James Infirmary," presented by Preservation Hall Recordings. Directed by Lafayette-based teacher and animator James Tancill, the music video for the Preservation Hall / King Britt remix of "St. James Infirmary," by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is an animated romp in the style of Max Fleischer (Betty Boop, etc.) that plays out like a storybook caper set against a backdrop of beloved New Orleans characters and institutions both old and new.

For more information on Film @ the Center call 233.7060.


  1. Yes, we at the AcA are avid readers of the Daily Meaux! Thanks so much for the post and everyone who came out yesterday for the film. Don't forget the next one will be on April 18 right before Festival and we will be showing 3 hours of short films part of the Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival, which will include local filmmakers Connie Castille and Allison Bohl. For more info click this link

  2. Yea! We love the AcA too. :)