Tambou Film Screening at Capitol Park Museum

Tambou Film Screening

Thu, Dec 14, 2023
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Baton Rouge
Capitol Park Museum

Join the cast and crew for a screening of the film Tambou (2022) at the Capitol Park Museum. This film stars Lance E. Nichols who plays an elderly Black Creole grandfather who must make money performing in the streets of New Orleans or move to Oklahoma with his daughter and grandson. Tambou was the recipient of a 2022 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant. The film is primarily in Kouri-Vini (Louisiana Creole) with English subtitles.

Writer and director Luke Harris, a New Orleans native, graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, and created his own production company, Lucky Luke Productions. He wrote and edited The First Day of Being Black (2021), a Jury Award winner at the Directors Guild of America. He also co-wrote and co-produced a show that’s a finalist at the Television College Emmy. Harris was a also finalist at the New Orleans Film Society’s 2022 South Pitch, a platform for emerging southern artists, and was selected to be one of the NOVAC Community Cohort Documentary Filmmakers. His film South Body (2023) premiered at the thirty-fourth New Orleans Film Festival.

The film screening will be followed by a Q and A with some of the film actors and designers. Tickets for this event include access to the Mitoloji Latannyèr/Mythologies Louisianaises exhibition, which explores the French, Creole, and Tunica languages of Louisiana through art and storytelling.

This event is free. Drink tickets will be available for a $5 donation.