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Contact: Marcia Groff, 310-721-11592
Listening Room Monthly Film Series
Last Saturday of Every Month Beginning April 29
Showcasing Films by Louisiana and Regional Filmmakers
Baton Rouge, LA (March 27, 2023)…Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room Museum Foundation is pleased to announce a monthly film series the last Saturday of every month, beginning on April 29 at 8:30pm and continuing into 2024. The films showcase Louisiana and other regional filmmakers with a focus on the arts, music and industry. The series will be held at Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room located at 2733 North Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Admission is $10.00 and includes a Soul Food Side Dish. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are available for sale. For additional information please visit www.htjmuseum.org or call 225-802-9681.
The opening film, scheduled for April 29 is “Steel Dreams” by Charles Bush. It is about African American artist Albert “Al” Lavergne who is internationally known for his life size and larger than life metal sculptures. A graduate of Southern University he also was become a professor at Western Michigan University. Some of his work is still on display in Baton Rouge, “Awakening” on the Southern University Campus and “The Musicians” near the State Capitol.
The second film, scheduled for May 27 is “Jessi Campo Live at Mardi Gras.” Filmed at the 2020 7th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival. Based in Miami Jessi Campo is a bi-lingual songwriter and Latin powerhouse torch singer. The documentary was produced by Martin Louper for Fresh Wave Media Solutions in Baton Rouge.
On June 24 the series will present a series of short films by local filmmaker and podcaster Nick Savides. They cover everything from local industries to museums, love and war, war and peace, animation, fairytales and music.
Each film will be followed by an acoustic performance by Henry Turner Jr.
More films will be announced quarterly.
The monthly film series is sponsored by the Louisiana Entertainment, a Division of Louisiana Economic Development, Cutting Edge Music Business Conferences and Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room Museum Foundation.