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The Town Talk
Interest in '12 Years A Slave' locations driven by Alexandria professor's life work
Last week, when the movie "12 Years A Slave" was honored as the best motion picture of 2013 during the Academy Awards, it had a special significance for many in Louisiana.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Louisiana professor's life work provokes interest in 'Twelve Years A Slave'
When the movie "Twelve Years a Slave" was honored as the best motion picture of 2013 during the Academy Awards, it had a special significance for many in Louisiana.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Jared Leto: You can take them out of Louisiana but you can't take Louisiana out of them
This may just be a case of Oscar winner Jared Leto saying what everyone else is thinking, but he can't quite wrap his head around Jennifer Lawrence's consecutive Academy Awards stumbles.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Best of New Orleans
Indywood Theater moves beyond Mardi Gras with cult-movie lineup
Indywood, the new movie theater at 630 Elysian Fields between Chartres and Royal, has shown Mardi Gras-themed movies in its first month or so of existence.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Smiley: Think hea s a Cajun?
A reader commented on The Advocate's story about Louisiana issuing driver's licenses, to those who desire them, with "I'm a Cajun" below the photo.
Oscar-nominated 1948 film 'Louisiana Story' gets local screening; more movie events
Director Robert Flaherty's 1948 docudrama 'Louisiana Story' earned a 1949 Oscar nomination in the now-defunct 'best story' category.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Town Talk
Central Louisiana historian Sue Eakin's work gets Oscar mention
It was a simple mention, but it validated a lifetime of dedication. Director Steve McQueen accepted the Best Picture Oscar for "12 Years a Slave," and in his moment of nervous energy -- rattling off names of cast, crew, publicists -- he remembered one person who lived to tell the story of Solomon Northup.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
WWL-TV New Orleans
'12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar
The period drama 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for best picture, and Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey took home the top acting awards at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
WDSU-TV New Orleans
Lupita Nyong'o wins best supporting actress
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Academy Award Predictions: Who Will Win Big?
This may be the most anticipated Academy Awards show in a number of years. It has been a great year for quality movies and standout acting performances.
The Town Talk
Success of '12 Years a Slave' sparks memories, projects
Sue Eakin resurrected Solomon Northup's story once in the 1960s, but a new generation is unearthing him again, spurred by the Oscar-nominated film "12 Years a Slave."
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Oscars predictions 2014: And the winners in all 24 Academy Award categories will be ...
If this year's Oscars were anything like the Mardi Gras parades currently rocking the streets of New Orleans, they'd have an official theme.