The Sierra Club Honey Island Chapter and Pontchartrain Film Festival present an award-winning documentary Mossville: When Great Trees Fall, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Abita Town Hall, located at 22161 Level St. in Abita Springs. Admission is free and the screening is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers in attendance.
The film tells the story of Mossville, Louisiana - a centuries-old community rich in natural resources and history, founded by formerly enslaved people and free people of color. As the community comes to terms with the loss of its ancestral home, one life-long resident stands in the way of the expansion of the largest chemical plant in the western hemisphere.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the screening at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
For information, email info@PontchartrainFilmFestival.com.
PONTCHARTRAIN FILM FESTIVAL 8: FALL FILM TOUR
The Pontchartrain Film Festival is screening a curated selection of award-winning documentary films with community partners on a tour that brings documentary films to unique spaces for special screenings in the months leading up to festival weekend, November 1-2, 2019, at Mandeville's Spitzfaden Community Center located at 3090 E. Causeway Approach.
PONTCHARTRAIN FILM FESTIVAL 8 - Nov. 1-2
The festival brings some of the best in Louisiana-made animated, narrative, documentary and experimental films to the Northshore area each year. The festival features a filmmakers' forum, exhibits and hands-on workshops to engage the public with the local film economy and training opportunities. The festival is held each year on the first weekend in November and has become a unique cultural arts event that draws filmmakers and audiences from throughout the region.
For more information, and to purchase tickets as events near, visit www.PontchartrainFilmFestival.com. Questions, email info@PontchartrainFilmFestival.com.