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Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Joe Sanford

Joe Sanford is a commercial film and television Director. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Memphis and has been owner and president of Pelican Pictures, Inc. for over twenty years. His commercial campaigns rank among the most successful in the region and his programs have been broadcast worldwide. He lives in the woods with the deer, the rabbits, five cats and another human.

Screening: John Kennedy Toole: the omega point

John Kennedy Toole: the omega point is a documentary film by Joe Sanford that explores the life of John Kennedy Toole, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces. Arguably the finest attempt ever to reveal the soul of New Orleans, Dunces has been translated into 17 languages and is a cult classic in modern American literature.

John Kennedy Toole: the omega point traces the roots of Mr. Toole's old-line, New Orleans family with a narrative woven neatly through interviews with associates of the author and scholars seeking the truth to his life story. Representational photography, legacy format production, rare historical films, newsreels, a custom score and traditional New Orleans music combine to give the story a unique dimension, a combination that peels back the layers of the riddle that is New Orleans, the mystery that lies at the center of the author's life.

His friends wonder, the scholars speculate and the film explores. One thing is certain in this story; in one fatal moment the world lost a great observer of mankind, a brilliant author in his prime and a writer with the potential to tell the story of the mysterious South.

John Kennedy Toole: the omega point is produced and mastered in full 1920x1080 High Definition, with a custom music score by Jay Weigel.

 

10 AM – 11:15 AM

Capitol Park Welcome Center, Screening Room

Screening

John Kennedy Toole: The Omega Point