LITE hosts premier of 'Lafayette: Lost Hero'

by Dege Legg

The film explores the life and legend of the Hub City's namesake.

The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise hosts the world premiere of the movie Lafayette: Lost Hero, an historical detective story. How did the man known as the Marquis de la Fayette disappear into history and why isn't he a household name? The film, produced by The Documentary Group, tells the story of the life and legend of the intriguing, neglected and controversial figure, who left France at the age of 19 and fought for the independence of the United States.

From the Documentary Group website:

Lafayette: The Lost Hero also explores the ideals of the Enlightenment that Lafayette stood for - ideals that played out in the compelling narrative of his life and became a foundation for America's core values of equality and freedom. No one in recorded history has suffered a fate quite like Lafayette. Once, he was the most famous man in the world; today, few people know who he was or what he accomplished. Ever since he died, there has been conflict over the true meaning of his accomplishments. It is time to re-evaluate his crucial role in the establishment of America's democracy.

The premier of Lafayette: Lost Hero takes place on Sept. 8 at LITE, located at 537 Cajundome Blvd. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with champagne. Café Vermilionville will cater the event along with Mello Joy Coffee. The suggested dress code is "elegantly casual red carpet attire." But of course.

Proceeds will go to purchase programming on LPB and send Acadiana students to France for study. For more information about the event, call 228-767-4289.


To view the trailer for Lafayette: Lost Hero, click here.