Film director Phillip Youmans made history when he became the youngest contender and first African-American director to win the Founder’s Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. He earned the historic award for Burning Cane, a film set in rural Louisiana’s cane fields and starring Wendell Pierce.
On Tuesday, November 5, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Film Society are partnering to present a free screening of the film. Following the screening is a discussion with two of the film’s actors, Dominique McClellan and Karen Kaia Livers.
The screening serves as the first of a three-part series co-produced by the Ogden Museum and NOFS. “The series showcases three films by Southern filmmakers with different perspectives on the Southern experience,” says a press release. The series is dubbed “PLACE OVER TIME: Perspectives on the South through Film” and continues with screenings of Hands on a Hardbody (December 5) and Sherman’s March (January 9).
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