FILM SCREENING: "Songs of Souls"
What song would you play if your life was on the line? That’s the premise behind this documentary film featured in a Film Buffs Institute screening at Loyola University New Orleans Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Director Ronnie Clifton based his documentary on folklore describing how legendary Louisiana bluesman, Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, sang his way out of prison— twice.
“Songs of Souls” not only highlights Louisiana musicians, it also sheds light on Louisiana's criminal justice system and the state’s high per-capita incarceration rate. A panel discussion after the film will feature Clifton, Angola Prison Assistant Warden Cathy Fontenot and Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Director Rob Reardon. Musicians David
Egan and Michael Juan Nunez, who are featured in the film, will perform live.
The event features movie snacks and is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The film screening is set for Bobet Hall in room 332 on Loyola’s main campus at 6:30 p.m. Free parking is available for visitors in the West Road garage, accessible from St. Charles Avenue.
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