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THE 15TH CINEMA ON THE BAYOU FILM FESTIVAL OPENS JANUARY 22, 2020 WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF "WHEN WE KILL THE CREATORS" STARRING SHELBY LYNNE

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On January 22, 2020, the 15th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival will kick off an incredible eight days of films and the filmmakers who make them with the World Premiere screening of WHEN WE KILL THE CREATORS, a film by Los Angeles-based writer/director Cynthia Mort and starring Grammy Award-Winning singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne.  The film tells the story of a singer's improbable journey to reach her dreams, and when she does, the price she has paid.  The film also features Ally Walker and Tony Joe White.  All original songs were written for the film by Cynthia Mort and Shelby Lynne.  
 
Ms. Lynne and Ms. Mort will attend the screening along with producer Jan O'Connell.  

 

Come join us at the Vermilionville Performance Center for this Red Carpet event on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.  The film screening will be followed by a gala reception with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.  Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite using the Get Tickets button, above.

 

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The Festival, which will screen nearly 200 films from across the United States and around the world, including over 50 French language films, will continue through January 29, 2020, at venues across Acadiana, including the Vermilionville Performance Center, Cite des Arts, the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Parish Library South Regional Branch in Lafayette and St. Landry Cinema in Opelousas.  
 
The Festival will close on Wednesday evening, January 29, 2020, with the International Premiere of POUR MIEUX T'AIMER (TO BETTER LOVE YOU), a narrative feature film by Moncton-based directors Denise Bouchard and Gilles Doiron, who will be in attendance for the film screening.  The film, which made its World Premiere at the Festival International du Cinema Francophone En Acadie in November, won the Leonard Forest Prize for Best Acadian Long Film.  
 
Come join us at the Vermilionville Performance Center for this Red Carpet event on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.  The film screening will be followed by a gala reception with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.  Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite using the Get Tickets button, above.

 

A complete schedule of film screenings, filmmaker expert panels and social events will be posted in early January 2020.  Festival passes are available for purchase now.

 

15th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival Official Selections - Feature Films

Narrative Features

DĂ©rive (The Far Shore) / Canada (Longueuil) / 104 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  David Uloth 

Effigie - Das Gift und die Stadt (Effigy - Poison and the City)/ Germany / 85 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Udo Flohr

Electric Swan / Greece / 40 min / Southern U.S. Premiere / Director:  Konstantina Kotzamani

Empty Nester’s Handbook / U.S.A. (Texas) / 87 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  David N. Reyes

History of Love / Slovenia / 105 min / Southern U.S. Premiere / Director: Sonja Prosenc

Hydra / Japan / 77 min / Southern U.S. Premiere / Director:  Kensuke Sonomura

Inside the Rain / U.S.A. / 90 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director: Aaron Fisher

La Cinta de Alex (Alex’s Strip) / Spain, India / 115 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  Irene Zoe Alameda

Les fleurs oubliĂ©es (Forgotten Flowers) / Canada (MontrĂ©al) / 102 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  AndrĂ© Forcier

Mad Dog Labine / Canada (MontrĂ©al) / 77 min / U.S. Premiere / Directors:  Renaud Lessard, Jonathan Beaulieu-Cyr

Moi sans toi (Me Without You) / Canada (MontrĂ©al) / 70 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  Guillaume Collin

Nipponia Nippon Fukushima Rhapsody / Japan / 112 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  Ryo Saitani

No Such Thing As Monsters / Australia / 95 min / U.S. Premiere/ Director:  Stuart Stanton

Philophobia / United Kingdom / 125 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director: Guy Davies

Pour mieux t’aimer (To Better Love You) / Canada (Moncton) / 111 min / International Premiere / Directors:  Denise Bouchard, Gilles Doiron

Romance Analyst / U.S.A. / 92 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Rachel Wortell

Spiral Farm / U.S.A. / 90 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Alec Tibaldi

The Last Earth Girl / U.S.A. / 93 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Jim Weter

Things I Do For Money / Canada (Toronto) / 89 min / U.S. Premiere / Director: Warren P. Sonoda

Tokyo Offerings Flower / Japan / 83 min / Southern U.S. Premiere / Director:  Masaya Kato

When We Kill The Creators / U.S.A. / 95 min / World Premiere / Director:  Cynthia Mort

Wretch / U.S.A. / 85 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Matthew Dunehoo

Documentary Features

Avec un sourire la revolution (And With A Smile, The Revolution) / Canada / 87 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  Alexandre Chartrand

Barefoot:  The Mark Baumer Story / U.S.A. / 87 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Julie Sokolow

Des histoires inventĂ©es (Imaginary Tales) / Canada (QuĂ©bec) / 71 min / International Premiere / Director:  Jean Marc E. Roy

Entre mer et mur (A Wall Within) / Canada (MontrĂ©al) / 75 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  Catherine Veaux-Logeat

Ever, RĂŞve, HĂ©lène Cixous / France / 118 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  Olivier Morel

Felix In Wonderland / Germany, France / 50 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Marie Losier

Last Night I Saw You Smiling / Cambodia / 78 min / Southern U.S. Premiere / Director:  Kavich Neang

Le prince de l’acadie / Canada (Moncton) / 48 min / U.S. Premiere / Directors:  Gilles Doiron, Julien Robichaud

Les Coasters (Coasters) / Canada (QuĂ©bec) / 85 min / International Premiere / Directors:  Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay, StĂ©phane Trottier

Life After Life / U.S.A. / 63 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Christopher Boulton

Patrinell:  The Total Experience / U.S.A. / 94 min / Louisiana Premiere / Directors:  TiaYoung, Andrew Elizaga

Que l’amour (When Love Is All You Have) / France / 80 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  Laetitia Mikles

ruth weiss, the beat goddess / U.S.A. / 85 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Melody C. Miller

The Condor & The Eagle / U.S.A. / 79 min / Louisiana Premiere / Directors:  Sophie Guerra, Clement Guerra

The Raven and the Seagull / Denmark / 71 min / Louisiana Premiere / Director:  Lasse Lau

Un homme sage-femme (Midwife Man) / Canada (QuĂ©bec) / 64 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  Martine Asselin

Vague d’Acadie (Acadian Music Wave) / Canada (MontrĂ©al) / 100 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  Phil Comeau

Vaillancourt:  regard si c’est beau (Vaillancourt:  Isn’t It Beautiful) / Canada (QuĂ©bec) / 80 min / U.S. Premiere / Director:  John Blouin

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