Friday, September 26, 2008

Scene Screened: 'Under the Sycamore Tree' attracts good crowd

Pictured (L to R): Alexandyr Kent, Chris Shields
and Shane Dean. Originally uploaded by
Robinson Film Center
If you got a chance to drop by last night's screening of "Under the Sycamore Tree," thanks! We had a good house. About 90 showed, and many were happy to welcome back actor/screenwriter Chris Shields to Louisiana. (He's from Natchitoches but lives in Vancouver, where the movie was shot.)

My Aqua Net hairdo hosted a post-screening Q&A with Shields and Shane Dean (director). They made the film for $60,000, which is a good indication for any local indie filmmakers. The more vendors, talent and infrastructure Shreveport attracts, the more likely Shreveport will be able support low-budget and microbudget filmmaking.

RFC's Chris Jay snapped a picture of the audience during the Q&A for "Under the Sycamore Tree." (Chris Jay/Robinson Film Center.)

In case you missed it, here's a shot of Treat Williams and RFC's Chris Jay during a post-screening Q&A for Tuesday night's screening of "Hair." (Alexandyr Kent/The Times)

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