Farmsteaders – Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers
November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Join The Arts Council of Central Louisiana on Wednesday, November 14th for a screening of Farmsteaders . This film is part of the 2018 – 2019 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Q & A with director Shaena Mallett will follow the screening.
See the film at the beautiful Inglewood Plantation home located at 6287 Old Baton Rouge Highway, Alexandria.
“People don’t really understand the beauty of life if they don’t understand the tragic side of it,” Nick says. “Everything beautiful is created out of pain.” Nick and Celeste’s meditations on life, legacy, and resistance offer an unexpected voice at a time when the country is so deeply divided. With much of the current rift falling along demographic lines, there is a deepening discussion about the rural white American. And yet here they stand in contrast to all of our expectations – heroic, benign, accessible.
Farmsteaders points an honest and tender lens at the beauty and hardship of everyday life, as the Nolans work to balance their fears and hopes with so much at stake. For the Nolans only three things remain certain: family is everything, nothing ever stays the same, and the land holds it all together.
“It’s not just a story about farming, but of standing up to live one’s life in accordance with one’s beliefs, no matter the sacrifice.” – HUFFINGTON POST
Southern Circuit is the South’s only tour of filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film. Southern Circuit provides organizations with the opportunity to screen work from emerging filmmakers and some of the medium’s most respected directors. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.