In Roots of Fire, a group of musicians honor the rich history and cultural legacy of Cajun music. The genre’s contemporary scene in Louisiana has found mainstream success with Grammy Award nominations and wins, but shuttering venues and aging fans leave some questioning the music’s longevity. Featuring electrifying performances, this vibrant documentary examines the intersection between music and preserving tradition for future generations. Winner of the 2023 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Documentary Feature of the Year award. Documentary, 85 min., NR.
Our Regional Filmmakers Spotlight series showcases emerging and talented independent filmmakers from Louisiana and the South. It also highlights the growth of Louisiana’s indigenous independent film industry. The screening will be held in Theater 1, RFC’s 124-seat capacity theater and followed by a Q&A with co-directors Jeremey Lavoi and Abby Berendt.