When: Friday November 20
Time: 7-9 p.m.
The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site will host a series of monthly movie nights. This program will be held on the third Friday of each month from 7-9 p.m., showing a different movie each night. The first movie night on November 20 will be free, while the following movie nights will cost $2.00 admission
Movie Nights will kick off on Nov. 20, with Robert J. Flaherty’s Louisiana Story (1948).
Louisiana Story is a 78-minute American, docufiction film.
It was writtten by Frances and Robert J. Flaherty and also directed by Robert J. Flaherty. The story deals with the adventures of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon, who live a somewhat idyllic existence playing in the bayous of Louisiana during the time when major oil companies were drilling for oil. The film was shot on location in the Louisiana bayou country, using local residents for actors and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story in 1948. In 1949, Virgil Thomson won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his score to the film. In 1994, Louisiana Story was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Dates for future Movie Nights will be:
November 20th, 2009
December 18th, 2009
January 15th, 2010
February 19th, 2010
March 19th, 2010
April 16th, 2010
May 21st, 2010
June 18th, 2010.
For more information about Movie Nights call 687-7158 or toll free 1-877-987-7158.