November 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART, 925 Camp St
This screening is a part of the series Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South through Film.
Free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation. First come, first seated.
Join us for a film screening of “Burning Cane,” the first event in a three part film series exploring the South over time. “Burning Cane” was directed by 19-year-old New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts alum, Phillip Youmans. The film, starring Wendell Pierce, is set among the cane fields of rural Louisiana, where a deeply religious woman struggles to reconcile her convictions of faith with the love she has for her alcoholic son and troubled preacher.
With “Burning Cane,” director Phillip Youmans became the youngest and the first African American director to win the Founder’s Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film received the Youth Film Grant through #CreateLouisiana last year, funded in part by the new Orleans Film Society, and was selected as the Centerpiece Film at the 30th-annual New Orleans Film Festival.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with actors Dominique McClellan and Karen Kaia Livers.
This event is free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation.
Limited seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.