Thursday, March 22, 2007
Robinson Film Center presents documentarian Laura Poitras during La Film Fest screenings and awards; Flag Wars on Fri, Mar 23, 7 pm
Guest filmmaker Laura Poitras is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who was nominated in the category of “Best Documentary Feature” for the 2007 Academy Awards. Poitras will present two screenings and discussions of recent films, says Michelle Glaros, including the Oscar-nominated “My Country, My Country” (that was Wed night; alas) and the Peabody Award-winning “Flag Wars.”
PBS “P.O.V.” Documentary Film “Flag Wars” followed by Q&A with director Laura Poitras: Fri, Mar 23rd, 7 pm
Kilpatrick Auditorium, Centenary College
There are also screenings of the student films. Says Chris Jay, "Documentaries, animation, action epics, sci-fi trips into space – you’ll find all of these kinds of films at the LAFF-SD, and they are all the creations of K-12 students from across the country. This year, more than 70 submissions were received, setting a new festival record. Over 50% of submissions were received from Louisiana-based students. All screenings are free and open to the public."
View the screening schedule at lafilmfest.org.
Michelle Glaros, Centenary College