20th Anniversary Screening of "Dirty Rice"

Monday, December 4th | 7:30 PM

Cinema on the Bayou Film Society and Acadiana Center for the Arts are pleased to announce the 20th anniversary screening of “Dirty Rice” at a Red Carpet community celebration of this film made in the heart of Cajun country and steeped in Cajun culture.

Twenty years ago, on December 4, 1997, “Dirty Rice” had its World Premiere in Lafayette at the United Artist Theatre on Kaliste Saloom before an audience of over 1200 people. This debut narrative feature film by acclaimed Cajun filmmaker Pat Mire, filmed in and around Eunice, Louisiana, was released on United Artist screens throughout the state. To this day, “Dirty Rice” holds the record for the longest-running film to play in a Lafayette movie theatre – it was booked for a two-week engagement and was held over for five months.


An official selection at the 42nd London Film Festival, “Dirty Rice” captures the raw essence of the rural Cajun community in South Louisiana in a tale of a man rediscovering his roots and reclaiming his heritage. As renowned movie critic Neil Norman of the London Evening Standard put it, “While The Big Easy, No Mercy and most recently, Eve’s Bayou, have flirted with the Cajun world, this is the real deal, 100% proof.”
This 20th anniversary screening is a fundraiser for Cinema on the Bayou Film Society, a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit which presents the 13th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival on January 24-31, 2018.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the film screens at 7:30 pm, followed by a gala reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.


Tickets can be purchased at Acadiana Center for the Arts, calling AcA at 337-233-7060, or online at http://acadianacenterforthearts.org/dirty-rice-20th-anniversary-screening.


Acadiana Center for the Arts

Monday, December 4th | 7:30 PM

$15 Admission



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