"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser

Glen Pitre will deliver the… Annual Louisiana Studies Conference Keynote Address

Friday, 9/ 24, 6:30pm at NSU in Natchitoches,

Glen Pitre's first Louisiana films hit TV screens when he was 20. Thirty-four years and a few dozen films later, he's still wrestling with the ornery medium and still learning how best to tell tales. Here he examines important questions like: Why does Louisiana have a story lurking behind every cypress? While we must carefully choose which stories to tell, what happens when they choose us? How do you find inspiration when you're broke, and find funding when you're inspired? And most important of all to the new generation of Louisiana filmmakers, how is making moving images almost exactly like shrimping?

The event is free and open to the public.

Cut Off, LA, born and reared Glen Pitre is best known as writer/director of the big screen “gumbo westerns” Yellow Fever, Huit Piastres et Demie!, Belizaire the Cajun, The Scoundrel’s Wife, and The Man Who Came Back. America’s most famous film critic, Roger Ebert, calls Pitre “a legendary American regional director.”

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