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Contact: The Centenary Film Society, 318-869-5086
or Lynn Stewart or Amy Boltinghouse, Centenary News Service
318-869-5120 or 869-5709

South Louisiana Filmmaker Pat Mire Visits Centenary, Marks North Louisiana Premiere of Film on Thursday, April 16

SHREVEPORT, LA -- On Thursday, April 16 the Centenary Film Society will host the North Louisiana premiere of award-winning Louisiana filmmaker Pat Mire's feature Dirty Rice. The film will be shown at 7:15 p.m. at Quail Creek Cinema and Mire will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards.

Dirty Rice stars Ben Mouton (A Time to Kill) as a New Orleans-based architect who comes home to Cajun country to try to save the family rice farm with the help of his Cajun girlfriend, played by French-Canadian Myriam Cyr (I Shot Andy Warhol).

Filmed near Eunice, Mire's hometown, Dirty Rice is an authentic Louisiana drama filled with gorgeous shots of bayou country and a rousing soundtrack of Cajun, blues and zydeco, featuring the legendary Gerry McGee, Dewey Balfa, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun.

Mire will be speaking in classes on Thursday at Centenary and visiting with students interested in film and communications.

Pat Mire has made six documentaries about South Louisiana, winning awards from the American Anthropological Association and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. His work has been shown nationally on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and TNN.

His visit to Shreveport-Bossier and to Centenary is being sponsored by the Centenary College Film Society, David Nelson and Mine-Cine, and a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

For more information, call the Centenary Film Society at 869-5086.

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