Lake Charles Film & Music Festival
|Lake Charles Film & Music Festival|
|Time:||See web site for details|
The third annual Lake Charles Film and Music Festival is even bigger and better this year. The three-day event, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 10-12, will be held at the Central School Arts and Humanities Center, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles, and at several other Lake Charles venues. The festival begins Friday with a filmmaker meet and greet from 5-6:30 p.m. at Stellar Beans, 319 Broad St., Lake Charles. The kick-off party begins at 7 p.m. with rockabilly band Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. There will also be film screenings at the kick off. More than 50 independent films will be screened during the festival. Film screenings and seminars and workshops will take place 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Central School.
Ed and Susan Poole will head a seminar on Louisiana film history. Louisiana artist, music composer and filmmaker Felix Matos, will talk about his art. Other workshops topics include special effects makeup, independent filmmaking, stop motion animation and low-budget horror filmmaking.
Also, on Saturday, fans will get to meet Will Eure, the festival guest of honor. A ‘70s heartthrob, he starred as Will Marshall in the campy sitcom classic "Land of the Lost." He also played Mike Horton on the long-running soap opera "Days of Our Lives."
Several live bands will be playing from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday at Stellar Beans. There will be a festival wrap party at 10 p.m. with live entertainment. The festival wraps on Sunday with a costume party, at which festival-goers can dress as a movie character and watch the "best of" festival films.
|Venue:||Central School Arts & Humanities Center|
|Address:||809 Kirby St./In the historic Charpentier District/Suite 202, Lake Charles, LA|
|Admission Cost:||$15 General Admission (Kick-off, costume, & wrap parties sold separately)|