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Feb 14, 2013 2:21 PM by KATC

Vermilionville Continues Film Series

The community is invited to join the Bayou Vermilion District's Vermilionville for their new free monthly cultural film series, Les Vues held the last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in their Performance Center.

The free film series is curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state. The films will range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes surrounding various aspects of culture. Following the screenings will be an open discussion between the audience and the curator about the themes of the movie and how they apply to that culture as well as ours.

February's screening will be Reconstructing Creole by filmmaker Jennifer Block and will be held on Monday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. Reconstructing Creole offers an unflinching view of culture, race and history on one Louisiana plantation. In August 2004, an electrical fire burned away the Victorian additions to Laura Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana, leaving the original Creole house. In this film, a young team of builders reverse-engineer the unusual structure, a blend of African, French, and Native American building techniques.

Admission to the film series is free, but a suggested $5 donation will go towards screening and curating costs. Refreshments will be made available for this all ages free film series. To find out more about upcoming films, view trailers or for more details visit Vermilionville.org or call (337) 233-4077.

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