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Listening Room Film Festival Announces Documentaries, Films, Filmmakers and Panelists

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Event Held December 3-11 at Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room

BATON ROUGE, La. - EntSun -- The first annual Listening Room Film Festival announces some debuting, award-winning,  retrospective music and entertainment documentaries and features along with filmmakers and panelists.

Documentaries include "Out of the Deep Freeze-The Lost Tapes," The Best of the Leon Russell Festivals,' by Jeffrey Haas. Renee Edwards' multi-awarded "One Note At a Time,"  about musicians returning to New Orleans after Katrina. Charles Bush's "Raining In My Heart-A Blues Mosaic," Raining in My Heart-Back to the Blues" and "Music Dreams-An American Story" about blues musicians in Baton Rouge. "Roots of Fire" a Cajun music film by Jason Lavoi. "King of the Strippers." and "Gutter Punks" by Ted Baldwin. "We Live the Blues" by Evan Kidd about SmokeHouse Porter and Miss Mamie losing and rebuilding their house in the 2016 flood. Arlene Russell's "The Life of Dr. Thomas Freeman," Texas Southern University's debate team coach and Greer Goff's "Black Dance in Louisiana: Guardian of Culture." Additional films, shorts and music videos will be announced closer to the date.

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Panelists include Cutting Edge Director Eric Cager, Live Wire's Bob Sanchez, filmmaker and author Gisele Haralson, actress Summer Selby ("The Resident"), singer/songwriter Tawanna Lewis, filmmakers Michele Barnes of Rebirth Shield Films, Ted Baldwin of Third Coast Films and Charles Bush of Mustang Films, Kent Bloxson of My Scene TV, Martin Louper, AJ Spurlock and Joshua Moore of Fresh Wave Media Solutions. Dr. Lucas Fry and Barry McAllister of WLFT-TV and Louisiana Film Channel, Chris Blades from WAFB, Ch.9 and Sarah McKee Pipair from WBRZ, Ch.2. Additional panelists are filmmaker Godric Johnson, journalist and author Hedi Butler who wrote for Black Radio Exclusive and publicist and producer Marcia Groff. Barry Coffing will also hold panels on songwriting for film and television.

The event features live music performances from selected bands who have music in the films.

The Listening Room Film Festival takes place at Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room December 3rd through December 11th, 2022. Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 11:00pm and Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. The Opening Night reception is Saturday, December 3 from 3:30-5:00pm. Followed by a presentation and Q&A by Chris Stelly, Executive Director of Louisiana Entertainment, A Division of Louisiana Economic Development.

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Full festival pass is $50.00. One day festival pass is $10.00. Film block pass is $5.00. For exact screening times and tickets  please visit http://www.htjmuseum.org or call 225-802-9681. The venue is located at 2733 North Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Sponsors are Louisiana Entertainment, A Division of Louisiana Economic Development, Visit Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Film Channel and Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room Museum Foundation.

Marcia Groff

Source: Henry Turner Jr,'s Listening Room Museum Foundaton
Filed Under: Film

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