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