BATON ROUGE – As Louisiana has steadily become the “Hollywood of the South,” LSU students, faculty and alumni have become a major part film industry’s grow in the state. From acting to directing to editing and everything in between, LSU graduates are involved in all aspects of the film industry and that will prominently be on display during the 24th annual New Orleans Film Festival, taking place Oct. 10-17.
During the festival, three films with LSU ties will be shown:
- “Water Like Stone: A Portrait of a Louisiana Fishing Village,” a film by Zack Godshall, filmmaker-in-residence at LSU, and Michael Pasquier, assistant professor of religious studies at LSU, screens on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:45 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Center and again on Monday, Oct. 14, at noon at the Prytania Theatre.
- “A Man Without Words,” a short film by Godshall and scored by Shane Monds, a graduate of LSU’s School of Music, will be shown on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the Prytania Theatre.
- “Father-Like Son,” a film written by LSU graduates Mac Alsfeld and Andrew Megison and includes an LSU cast and crew, premieres on Friday, Oct. 11, at 10:15 p.m. in the Prytania Theatre.