The Baton Rouge-based Louisiana International Film Festival and Mentorship Program (LIFF) has announced its inaugural lineup. The four-day Festival begins on April 18th with a screening and party at the Joy Theatre in New Orleans of Twenty Feet From Stardom, a new documentary about backup singers. The focus then shifts to Baton Rouge for more than 50 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts, including three U.S. premieres. A series of workshops will target those working in the Louisiana film industry, and a program called SPOTLIGHT: LOUISIANA will showcase finished works from around the state.
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