Louisiana International Film Festival

The Jim Engster Show
10:22 am
Thu May 8, 2014

THURSDAY: Jesse Allison, Paul Naquin, Dan Ireland

LSU Professor of Music Jesse Allison joins us in studio to talk about the Red Stick Future Fest happening tomorrow from 2pm-5pm. You can get more information about this event online at redstickfestival.org. "FutureFest is an exhibition of the best of tomorrow." 

Paul Naquin calls in to talk about the controversial lawsuit between the city-parish and Steve Myers, local landlord and lawyer, over the definition of family. The Supreme Court overturned District Judge Janice Clark's decision. She agreed with Myers argument that the city parish can't prohibit more than two unrelated people from living together -- but that was shot down Wednesday. Naquin says this is a victory for the people of Baton Rouge and those who value living in "nice neighborhoods." 

Dan Ireland, Artistic Director of the Louisiana International Film Festival, discusses the big event which begins today and runs through Sunday at Cinemark in Perkins Rowe. You can find the festival schedule at www.lifilmfest.org

 

The Jim Engster Show
10:20 am
Fri May 2, 2014

FRIDAY: Film Historian & Author Scott Eyman; Director Bernard Rose; Psychotherapist Leslie Todd

John Wayne was one of Hollywood's most famous actors and Scott Eyman joins Jim to discuss his latest biography John Wayne: The Life and Legend. Eyman's biography takes us from Wayne's early life as a football player at USC, to his first start in the film industry as an extra, and all the way through his life which included over 170 films.

Film Director Bernard Rose joins the show to discuss his latest film The Devil's Violist, about 19th century violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini who claimed he sold his soul to the devil to be able to play the violin. The film will be showing at the Louisiana International Film Festival, May 8-11 at the Cinemark in Perkins Rowe.

Leslie Todd, psychotherapist and family mediator, talks with Jim about her work around town including her her push for folks to mediate their disputes instead of litigate them. She also touches on the AFCC-LA (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - Louisiana Chapter), an interdisciplinary non-profit association of judges, attorneys and mental health professionals working to improve family court. 


The Jim Engster Show
12:04 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

MONDAY: LSU's David Kurpius, Law Professor David Orentlicher, Chesley Heymsfield, Elissa Altman

Jim talks with LSU's David Kurpius about the Tiger Bridge program, which could allow students at a Baton Rouge Community College to live on the LSU campus.

Law professor and author David Orentlicher, who promotes  a bipartisan two president system in his book, "Two Presidents Are Better Than One:

Chesley Heymsfield, with the Louisiana International Film Festival, coming up in April.

Author & humorist Elissa Altman talks about her new book, "Poor Man's Feast"