PUBLIC SCREENINGS NEWS
Lafayette, LA, Sunday, January 29th, 2017 2PM
Acadiana Center for the Arts 101 W. Vermillion St.
Tickets $5.00, available on line:
Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
New Orleans, LA Saturday, February 4th, 2017 2:30PM
Jazz & Heritage Foundation 1225 N. Rampart St.
Retroperspective Documentary Film Festival
Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 9th, 2016
Center for Contemporary Arts
Santa Fe Film Festival
New Orleans, LA, Wednesday-Thursday, October 18th-19th, 2016
Entergy Giant Theatre/Broad Street Theatre
New Orleans Film Festival
Forgotten Bayou was a semi finalist for a McArthur Foundation grant and honored to have been one of the top fifty films considered out of over four hundred applicant. The Forgotten Bayou team continues to submit for grants, sponsors and opportunities through other avenues in addition to hosting fundraisers. Stay tuned for future events. We will be hosting a movie event early 2016 and show short films produced by local Louisiana filmmakers.
On August 18, 2015 a ceremony held in commemoration of the three-year anniversary of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole was hosted by Forgotten Bayou in Napoleonville. Our hope was that this evening would give current and past Bayou Corne residents the opportunity to look towards the future and visit with old friends, neighbors, officials, and community leaders and we belive that this in fact happened. Father Andrew Merrick from St. Elizabeth St. Jules Church in Napoleonville delivered very moving opening and closing prayers and Mona Dugas entertained the audience with her music both in French and in English. Public and Assumption parish officials were most gracious as they disucssed how the past three years have impacted them both personally and professionally. The speakers included LA State Representative Karen St. Germain, Sheriff Mike Waguespack, John Boudreaux, Director of the OEP and Homeland Security, Henry Dupre, Police Juror and Marin Triche, Police Jury President. Former US Congressman Charlie Melancon was in attendance and a new official Forgotten Bayou trailer was shown. Thank you to all who attended!
Special thanks: LeBlanc's Food Store, Plattenville, LA Bravos Cucina Italiana Restuarant, Metiaire, LA Carol Bidault
Gator Corner Super Stop Truck Stop Mona Dugas William Gill Mari Presido Martin Triche Henry Dupre
Father Andrew Merrick Charlie and Debbie Settoon Karen St. Germain Mike Waguespack John Boudreau
Victoria chatting with students from "The Cool Cooperative", a non-profit organization in New Orleans founded by Felicia Stallard and dedicated to provide at-promise youth hands on training in the film industry. For more information about this program, please visit their website: thecoolcooperative.org
Below is Victoria and Gabrielle at WIFTI screening showcase, March 2016 where Victoria's short, "Monster in the Bayou" won in the documentary category.
Victoria often is a guest lecturer at UNO for documentary film classes to discuss Forgotten Bayou.
The Forgotten Bayou team was invited to have a booth on April 17th, 2016 at Baton Rouge's Earth Day celebration. Below is part of the team along with some Bayou Corne homeowners.
LINKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Assumption Parish's official website detailing the sinkhole: http://www.assumptionla.com/bayoucorne
"The Driftwood Man"
Adam Morales (who is featured on our gallery page) is a true Cajun our team had the pleasure of working with this year. More on him and his artwork can be found on his Facebook page: Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum