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Be sure to check out Olympus Has Fallen which debuts in theaters starting March 22nd. The action thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman which shot in Shreveport was featured as a cover story in last year’s magazine.
If you missed the article, you can check it out in our archives for Issue 5 2012.
Know Small Parts - Book Cover






WHAT:  Local actress Laura Cayouette of the Academy Award Nominated film Django Unchained joins

Garden District Book Shop to discuss her recently released first book, Know Small Parts: An Actor’s

Guide to Turning Minutes into Moments and Moments into a Career.

WHO:  Laura Cayouette of Django Unchained

Mike Scott of | The Times-Picayune

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 20th 5:30pm – 7:00pm

WHERE: Garden District Book Shop

2727 Prytania St.


In her 20 year career, Laura Cayouette has acted in such films as Enemy of the State, Kill Bill Vol. 2 and her most recent role as Leonardo DiCaprio’s sister Lara Lee in the Academy Award nominated film Django Unchained. Laura has also acted in hit shows such as Treme, Friends and more than 50 commercials. Laura recently released her first book Know Small Parts: An Actor’s Guide to Turning Minutes into Moments & Moments into a Career with a foreword written by Academy Award-Winner Richard Dreyfuss. Laura resides in New Orleans where she writes a blog about her love for the city and continues to act.


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Maggie Moore at 504.909.5343 or

Film Festival Flix November in New Orleans Presents “The Athlete”

Film Festival Flix brings the best of the festival experience to select cities every month for your exclusive viewing. On November 12th, we are excited to bring you an exclusive one-night-only program. All ticketholders gain access to the Red Carpet, Reception, and
Filmmaker Interview.

Enjoy complimentary beer from Louisiana Craft Beer, discounts on refreshments from La Cocinita, and lively commentary from your host, B97’s Stevie G!

Ticketholder Reception: 6:30pm
Red Carpet Photos: 7:30pm
Showtime: 8:00pm

Filmmaker Interview: 9:30pm

Official November Selections:
THE ATHLETE feature film by Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew
A LOST LOVE STORY short film by Meg Pinsonneault

About The Athlete: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first African to win a gold medal, and four years later in Tokyo would become the first person in history to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the marathon.

Trailer & Tickets:

‘Trailer Park Jesus’ screening at Chalmette Theater

Shanna Forrestall as “Mary” & Michael Dardant as “Paul”

Trailer Park Jesus, a locally written and produced indie feature will screen at the Chalmette Theater for a week starting this Friday night.  The zany drug comedy has been on a real festival run winning 8 awards in the last 12 festivals it’s screened at.  The film was written and directed by Sean Gerowin of Backyard Shed Films and features many key New Orleans based actors including Michael Dardant, Shanna Forrestall, Brent Henry, Kim Collins, Danie Coleman, Garrett Smith, Holly Ladnier, Mandi Turner and more!

Screening Details here:

Louisiana International Film Festival


Event Summary:
Louisiana International Film Festival hosts “Movies on the Mississippi” on Saturday October 27th at 7:00 p.m. on the levee in Baton Rouge at the U.S.S. Kidd.  Free admission to screenings of the award-winningHush…Hush, Sweet Charlotteand The Last Exorcism.
Come early and get a good seat on the levee’s amphitheater seating! Bring your blanket and dress for a Louisiana Halloween.

7:00 p.m.: General Admission Seating Opens.

8:00 p.m.: Movie Starts.

Levee in front of the USS Kidd Destroyer Ship.

Free Admission. No RSVP required.

305 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

“Movies on the Mississippi” Louisiana Horror! Double Feature Saturday, October 27th @ 7 p.m. at USS Kidd levee

You are invited to our first “Movies on the Mississippi” Louisiana Horror! Come kick off your boots and help us gear up for the inaugural Louisiana International Film Festival (LIFF) slated for April 18-21, 2013 in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The Louisiana International Film Festival presents “Movies on the Mississippi” as part of its Film Series Program for 2012. With the beautiful backdrop of the Mississippi River after Sunset, the outdoor screening is located in front of the USS Kidd. Open to the public free of charge, general admission seating begins at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Bring a blanket and dress for Halloween if you like! LIFF will showcase Louisiana Horror! for a unique movie-going experience with a special screening of the black and white 1964 classic “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte” and a second screening with newly released “The Last Exorcism,” which will start at 10:30pm.

“Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte” (133 min.): Is a thriller film directed and produced by Robert Aldrich, and starting Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotton and Agnes Morrehead. In 1927, young belle Charlotte Hollis (Bette Davis) and her married lover, John Mayhew (Bruce Dern), plan to elope during a party at the Hollis family’s antebellum mansion in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. However, after Charlotte’s father intimidates him, John pretends he no longer loves Charlotte and tells her they must part. John is then brutally murdered and Charlotte discovers the body. She returns traumatized to the party in a bloodied dress, leading most to presume that she is the murderer. The film received seven Academy Awards nominations.

“The Last Exorcism” (PG-13, 87 min.): 
The Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife (Shanna Forestall) and son. Marcus is accustomed to performing fake exorcisms on “possessed” individuals, but when he reads of an autistic child being killed during an exorcism, he comes to realize the potential danger of exorcism. He agrees to take part in a documentary designed to expose exorcism as a fraud, working with a film crew. At random, he chooses an exorcism request sent by farmer Louis Sweetzer (Louis Herthum), who claims his daughter Nell (Ashley Bell) is slaughtering his animals while she is possessed. The team drives to the rural area of Louisiana where the Sweetzers live. The documentary turns out to be very different than the Reverend intended.

The Louisiana International Film Festival previously hosted the screening of “The Big Lebowski” with special guest Jeff “The Dude” Dowd at Manship Theatre and a pre-release screening of Sundance Grand Jury Prize Award-Winning “Beasts of the Southern Wild” distributed by Fox Searchlight with the Cast and Associate Producer in attendance for question & answer. 

We would like to thank our amazing and visionary sponsors! 

The Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge

In-kind event sponsor: