Cinema on the Bayou

January 20-27, 2021
Various Locations

The Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival like so many film festivals and other community events in the time of COVID-19, made significant adjustments this year.  As a result, they will "go virtual" and screen more than 140 Official Selections online beginning on Jan. 20. These films, which are World, International, U.S., and Louisiana Premieres, include narrative and documentary feature films and narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental short films from around the world, including 47 French-language films.

All-Access Passes for online viewing of all films and film programs are available for $100. Individual feature films and short film programs are available throughout the Festival for viewing online for $10 per film or film program.  

For more information on the film screening at our virtual film festival or to purchase passes and tickets click here.

Virtual Opening Night Screening and Reception 

In addition to the online screening of all films throughout the festival, we will have a virtual Opening Night screening of the narrative feature film MONKEY BEACH (105 min), which will make its Southern U.S. Premiere through an online screening on Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 pm. for $10.00, to be followed by our first live-streaming virtual Welcome Reception.

This beautifully shot, award-winning narrative feature film was directed by Loretta Todd, who is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning filmmaker and a member of the Métis Cree. The film stars Grace Dove (The Revenant) as Lisa, who has had visions ever since growing up in her ocean-side village of Kitamaat.  Many of these visions, which she has tried to run from as an adult, concern what she believes is the possible drowning of her brother, Jimmy, an Olympic-level swimmer. She returns from Vancouver to her village and her family and is determined to face her visions and save Jimmy.  In the process, Lisa travels by boat to Monkey Beach where she encounters the land of the dead and discovers the true meaning of her visions, with the help of her ancestors.

Get opening night virtual screening tickets here.

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