LSU Libraries to Hold Inaugural Film Series Throughout Spring

01/08/2013 01:12 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Libraries invites the public to take part in its inaugural film series, which will feature four films during the Spring 2013 semester.


All films will be shown in the lecture hall in Hill Memorial Library at 2 p.m. each day.


Admission is free of charge to each event, and a guest scholar will provide a 15-minute introduction to each film. Refreshments will be provided.


The series includes the following films:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23 – The series kicks off with “The September Issue,” a 2009 documentary that chronicles Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff as they prepare the publication’s 2007 fall fashion issue.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 – In recognition of Black History Month, the series will feature the 1989 film “Glory.” Starring Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick, the film depicts Robert Gould Shaw as he leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black regiment.
  • Wednesday, March 13 – Celebrating Women’s History Month, the series will showcase the controversial 2009 Australian documentary, “Stolen.” This award-winning film shone a light on modern-day slavery issues in northern African refugee camps.
  • Wednesday, April 17 – The series concludes with a screening of “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.” This 2011 film brings the viewer behind the scenes of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group.


For more information on the film series, contact LSU Libraries Reference Assistant Coordinator Kelly Blessinger at 225-578-8538 or email

Aaron  Looney 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013