Local filmmaker Pat Mire's annual Cinema on the Bayou is teaming up with the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the new James Devin Moncus Theater for this year's festival, to be held Jan. 26-30. Local filmmaker Pat Mire's annual Cinema on the Bayou is teaming up with the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the new James Devin Moncus Theater for this year's festival, to be held Jan. 26-30. Cinema on the Bayou has just released the full lineup for the five day festival, which includes events at venues around Lafayette, including the AcA, Cite des Arts, LITE, Pack and Paddle and the Lafayette Parish South Regional Library. Filmmakers will be in attendance from New Orleans, Shreveport, Austin, New York, and Toronto, Canada.
Opening the festival on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the ACA will be the Louisiana premiere of Toronto filmmaker Dennis Mohr's documentary "Disfarmer: A Portrait of America," about the discovery of portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer. On Sunday, Jan. 30, in partnership with the Acadiana Center for the Arts, the festival will feature a series of Mardi Gras films, including Aaron Walker's "Bury the Hatchet" and a panel discussion on urban and rural Mardi Gras moderated by UL Louisiana folklorist Barry Ancelet. The festival closes that Sunday afternoon with a special screening of New Orleans based actor Harry Shearer's "The Big Uneasy" with Mr. Shearer appearing as the festival's special guest at the closing reception. All events on Sunday at AcA are free.
"Cinema on the Bayou is proud to include the Acadiana Center for the Arts and its state-of-the-art James Devin Moncus Theater as the opening and closing venue for this year's festival," said Artistic Director Pat Mire. "We look forward to working with Gerd and his staff this year and in years to come to introduce a wide variety of wonderful films and filmmakers to the Acadiana area."
For more information, and the full schedule, visit cinemaonthebayou.com.