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The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Film Society will host a weekend of documentary films at the Ogden that explore Southern culture through music, art, and architecture, while also addressing the future of the region and the United States.
Saturday, July 23 @ 7pm
Live at Preservation Hall: Louisiana Fairytale, a film by Danny Clinch.
Sunday, July 24 @ 2pm
The Big Uneasy, a film by Harry Shearer.
Monday, July 25 @ 6pm
God’s Architects, a film by Zach Godshall and Emilie Taylor
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Since the mid 2000’s, Louisiana has been dubbed “Hollywood of the South.” But filmmakers have long been fascinated with Louisiana. By 1898, the film industry recognized that Louisiana’s diverse landscape, history, architecture and culture provided a great backdrop for films.
Over the years, film studios expanded the use of Louisiana into every genre, time period and location imaginable. From swamps to plantations, metropolitan cities to western plains, and yes, even other planets.
Hollywood on the Bayou has documented over 1,000 films that were made in or about Louisiana. These include feature length films, made-for-tv movies, documentaries and shorts. It covers six specific time periods of Louisiana film history (1898-2010). After a brief narration, the films are listed by title, year, director and other information. An alphabetical listing by title follows.
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