FILM VILLAGE will be hosted in the West Auditorium of the LSUE Community Education Building, adjacent to the Main Festival Grounds.

Film Village

11:00 am  Introduction to Experience Louisiana Festival and Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival's participation.

11:15 am  “Secretariat’s Jockey: Ron Turcotte”by Phil Comeau, 75 min.
Secretariat’s legendary Acadian jockey, Ron Turcotte, is one of the few champions to have won the prestigious American Triple Crown. This is the remarkable story of Turcotte’s rise to fame in 1973, his illustrious career with more than 3,000 victories, and his emotional journey back to the people and places that marked his life. Featuring never before seen footage of Secretariat and appearances by Triple Crown winners Steve Cauthen and Jean Cruguet, this road movie takes us deep into the thrilling and dangerous world of horse racing, where Turcotte remains an enduring source of inspiration.

1:00 pm  “By the River of Babylon: An Elegy for South Louisiana” by Don Howard and Jim Shelton, 57 min.
This documentary film tells of the story of the cataclysmic challenges to the environment and the culture of South Louisiana over recent years. The film also serves as a musical lover letter to South Louisiana, featuring archival recordings of Cajun and Creole starts like Nathan Abshire, Clifton Chenier, and Beau Jocque, and present-day performances by Cedric Watson and Corey Ledet, Don Rich, and Jeffery Broussard.

2:15 pm Panel Discussion and visit with the filmmakers and Todd Ortego of KBON who is prominent in this must see film.

3:00 pm "Forever waves" a beautiful and well-acted short narrative film shot in Louisiana staring singer songwriter Kristin Diable and directed by Baton Rouge native, Jeff Roedel, 26 min

5:00 pm "Sushi and Sauce Piquante," at the Queen Cinema in downtown Eunice.  Please Note - this film is already SOLD OUT but will be released theatrically at the Queen in February 2017 - Don't miss it then!  
A Pat Mire film on the life and music of rock and roll hall of famer and guitar great and Eunice native, Gerry McGee, with Kris Kristofferson, Edward James Olmos and a host of iconic musicians.