Saturday, September 02, 2006

Hello, Louisiana: travel film by Monty & Marsha Brown to air on LPB Sun, Sept 10, at 3:30 pm

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"Hello Louisiana", a film by Bossier City filmmakers Monty & Marsha Brown, is scheduled to be aired on Louisiana Public Broadcasting Sunday September 10th at 3:30PM, says Monty. It is a musical travelogue highlighting our state's unique culture, cuisine, history, and.... music.

Hello Louisiana is of particular interest to Northwest Louisiana because of the film content featuring Elvis and the Louisiana Hayride, Leadbelly and his cottonfields, Mudbug Madness, the Red River, Oil City, Lake Bistineau, the story of Bonnie & Clyde in Bienville Parish, and an entertaining and historical segment on Natchitoches.

Hello Louisiana also provides a humorous and fascinating view of the whole state. The Browns originally based their film on a musical program they devised and performed for middle school students in the Northwest Parishes. That program was a historical overview of Louisiana music and was underwritten by The Louisiana State Division of The Arts.

The travelfilm industry keeps Monty and Marsha on the go. This film, as well as two others the Browns have made, "La Belle France" and "It's Great! Britain" are booked throughout the country by TRACS (Travel Adventure Cinema Society), starting in Seattle, WA. on October 2nd. They spent two months in Europe this summer filming their fourth film "La Manche-Reflections on the English Channel", which Monty is currently editing.

DVDs of "Hello Louisiana" are available locally at Artspace, 710 Texas Ave., Shreveport, and Tubbs Cajun Gifts, 615 Benton Rd., Bossier City; and in Natchitoches at The Book Merchant and Georgia's Gift Shop, both on Front Street. Also online at

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