Thursday, January 16, 2014

He Died With A Felafel in His Hand

There will be a free screening of the 2001 Australian film He Died with A Felafel in His Hand on Friday, 24 January,  at 7 p.m.  The Grand Jury Prize winner of the New York International Independent Film Festival will be shown at Central School auditorium in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Adapted from a novel and play with a cult following, this film blends youthful hijinks with literate film references.   This film also received recognition for its music.  Following the room-sharing experiences of Danny, who moves from city to city, the story reflects what one reviewer calls “a search for love, meaning, and bathroom solitude.”  Directed by Richard Lowenstein, the film is an edgy comedy-romance that includes sexual situations and drug references.  

Sponsored by The McNeese Foundation, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand  is presented by Calcasieu Cinema International, a branch of the Council for International Concerns, in partnership with McNeese State University’s Office of Equal Opportunity, Banners Cultural Series, Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, Lake Area Psychiatry, The Hearing Center, Coca-Cola, and Common Ground/CultureFestLouisiana.

The audience is invited to join in a guided discussion afterward.  Free popcorn and drinks are provided.  For more information, email or