October 02, 2011


The 25th anniversary edition of “Belizaire the Cajun” will have its Lake Charles debut at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, 204 W. Sallier.

Filmmaker Glen Pitre will introduce the film. After the screening, Pitre and re-release producer Michelle Benoit, a native of Lake Charles, will host a question-answer session with the audience.

The screening is part of the Great Acadian Awakening, which features a variety of activities on Oct. 11 at the Civic Center.

Admission is free but seating is limited for the screening; your name must be on the list to enter. Reserve a seat by calling the museum at 439-3797.

“Belizaire the Cajun” is set in pre-Civil War Acadiana where a wily herb doctor must save a life, defeat murderous vigilantes, win a woman’s heart, and escape the gallows in what Variety called “one of the looniest hanging scenes ever committed to film.”

The movie was shot at Acadian Village in Lafayette, Evangeline Park in St. Martinville, south of Abbeville and other spots around Acadiana.


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