A pair of New Orleans filmmakers originally from Shreveport will screen their new documentary Oct. 10 in Shreveport that is a commentary on youth gun violence in New Orleans.
"I would say a gun is way easier to get than a textbook down here," says one teenage boy in the documentary "Shell Shocked." The images show teenage boys in New Orleans neighborhoods flaunting their assault rifles and pointing them at the camera. A classroom erupts in a brawl at a New Orleans public school. Bodies lie on the streets captured by TV news reports.
A nonprofit film center in Shreveport will debut its new digital projection system next week. The independent movie theater has raised more than $140,000 to pay for the new digital upgrade.
The Robinson Film Center began its yearlong fundraising campaign after the film industry announced that it would phase out 35 mm prints at the end of the year, in favor of a new high-resolution digital format.
Bill Beckett talks with Paula Hickman, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana, about the Ideas At Aspen Film series presented at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport beginning Feb. 7. The second film and discussion is scheduled for Feb. 14. The final film and panel discussion will be held Feb. 21. The presentations are free, but RSVPs are requested at 318-221-0582.
Bill Beckett talks with Alexandyr Kent, Executive Director of the Robinson Film Center about several theater experiences including a chance to Skype with Santa, partake of an Elf Buffet, and watch the film Elf with Will Ferrell.
Bill Beckett talks with Alexander Kent, Executive Director of The Robinson Film Center about the award winning comedy Sleepwalk With Me, staring Mike Birbiglia and co-written and produced by This American Life's Ira Glass, which opens this Friday at the Robinson. Find out more by visiting the Robinson's Web Site Here.