The Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers continues at 7:00pm on Friday, November 19th with the screening of “Artois the Goat” at the Hearn Stage of the Kress Theatre. There will be a question and answer session with the filmmaker immediately following the screening.
The Southern Circuit, now celebrating its 25th year, brings six independently produced films to host cities over the course of eight months, along with the films’ directors and producers, who will participate in a question and answer session with the audience after the screening of each film. The series is being underwritten locally by Capital One Bank.
In “Artois the Goat,” Virgil Gurdies doesn’t eat to live, he lives to eat. Unfortunately for Virgil, his passion for fine cheese doesn’t jive with his day job: manufacturing artificial flavor additives for TV dinners. When Virgil is stripped of his lab coat, he comes face-to-face with the strange inhabitants of an unfamiliar world: that of artisanal goat cheese. Discovering his passion, he buys Artois, a scrawny young buck, putting his operation in motion. Now all Virgil has to do is figure out how to explain to his girlfriend that he spent the money he was saving for her engagement ring on a goat.
Richard Reininger has been enraptured with the creation of motion pictures ever since discovering his family’s video camera during his freshman year of high school. Diving into media technology classes and independent studies programs left in him a burning desire to work in pictures. Attending the University of Texas at Austin, he received a Bachelor’s degree in film production. “Artois the Goat” premiered at SXSW in Narrative Competition, the first of many festivals and honors. Richard currently resides in Austin, Texas.
A trailer for “Artois the Goat” is available on the Arts Council of Central Louisiana’s website at www.louisiana-arts.org, along with trailers for each of the films featured in the Southern Circuit. Tickets for the screening are $5.00 and may be purchased at the box office on the day of the screening, or in advance by calling the Arts Council of Central Louisiana at (318) 443-4718.