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.
Tia Landrum (right) of Shreveport visits with Adom Grace in Ghana after coming to her rescue and getting her medical help.
One year ago this month, college student Tia Landrum of Shreveport encountered a life altering situation while on an internship in Ghana. She saw an emaciated girl who was lying helpless in a marketplace, and exposed to the West African sun.
“She weighed a little over 17 kilograms (37 pounds) when we picked her up, and she was about five feet tall," Landrum said.
Veteran ghost hunter John Combs of Shreveport has been researching paranormal activity in his home and others for 43 years.
Shreveport’s Downtown Development Authority is putting on the city’s first Paranormal Festival that gets under way today and is expected to draw hundreds of professional ghost hunters and curious first-timers who want to cross it off their bucket list.
Shreveport's oldest municipal cemetery is the resting place of hundreds of Civil War veterans and thousands of residents who died during the 1873 Yellow Fever epidemic.
Restoration projects are under way at Shreveport’s oldest municipal cemetery. A ceremony was held Friday to recognize the work to be done on roads and walkways in Oakland Cemetery made possible by a $279,000 bond issue approved by voters in 2011. The dollars won’t cover all the work that needs to be done on the cemetery that dates back to 1847.
Shreveport mayor Cedric Glover recalls first visiting Oakland on a field trip at age 14. He said many city administrations have wanted to do capital projects, but it’s never been the most pressing priority.
Filmmakers Christopher Raines and Candace McGowen, both of Memphis, plan to use their short film made in Shreveport as a portfolio piece to show investors in their new production company.
Over the past few weeks, a number of small film crews have taken to the streets of Shreveport. They’ve been shooting all around northwest Louisiana, like in a vacant former restaurant in the Highland neighborhood. They’re making short films – that must be shot locally – to enter into this year’s Louisiana Film Prize contest.