The Delta International Film and Video Festival

2006 Delta International Film and Video Festival
April 21st-April 22nd, 2006
Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi

Festival Program:

Night Walk
Fabienne Gautier, France, 2006, 7:00
An experimental film about an improvised walk through Paris at night. Rich with color, texture, sound, and light.
*Awarded Best Experimental
Gerald Habarth, West Virginia, 2004, 7:51
Word reflects the elusive character of desire and fear through a meditation on the mutability of language. Word is an animation made from a sequence of eleven charcoal drawings.
*Awarded Best Animation
Protecting New Orleans
Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno, New Jersey, 2006, 7:26
Post-Katrina, Dr. John Day shows how to rebuild Louisiana’s coastal wetlands in order to safeguard New Orleans against future hurricanes.
A Cigar at the Beach
Stephen Keep Mills, California, 2006, 15:00
A man withdraws to an empty beach to smoke a cigar and fantasize. An approaching storm out across the water mirrors the storm inside him as his fantasies propel him to the very edge of himself.
*Awarded Best Cinematography
Abe Draper, Mississippi, 2005, 4:00
A documentary film about the semi-outsider lifestyle and philosophies of a young man traveling the countryside by motorcycle.
A Working Man’s Apocrypha
Lucinda Luvaas, California, 2004, 38:00
The story of John Silvo, the caretaker of a ranch owned by a widow, Laney Silverstein. An experimental approach to the complexities of life, death, and longing.
*Awarded Best Narrative Short
Carol Pereira, New York, 2005, 1:00
Wavelengths of the sun visually skip to radio frequencies, creating aural and textural sensations.
Jessica Allen, Mississippi, 2006, 3:16
A film about monotony and repetition based on a recurring dream the filmmaker has about running toward something but getting nowhere.
Cabin Field
Laura Kissel, South Carolina, 2005, 39:20
An exploration of the landscape of a cotton field in Georgia and the material, political, and social change experienced by those who lived and labored there.
*Awarded Best Documentary

Special Preview of Robert Mugge’s new film “New Orleans Music in Exile”

New Orleans Music in Exile
Robert Mugge, USA, 2006, 117 minutes
Like their neighbors, the legendary New Orleans music community was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and its chaotic aftermath. Noted music documentarian Mugge (Deep Blues, Last of the Mississippi Jukes) creates an emotional portrait of horror, heartbreak and hope as the musicians who lived through the disaster pick up the pieces and try to rebuild their lives. Many Crescent City artists perform, including Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Kermit Ruffins, Irma Thomas, the Iguanas, Cowboy Mouth, and the ReBirth Brass Band. Interviews with the musicians and others make it clear how a Category 5 hurricane, broken levees, floods, looting, black mold, and their consequences have wreaked havoc on music and life in America’s most colorful city. Produced by Mugge, Diana Zelman and Michael Ruggiero.