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Louisiana International Film Festival Appoints Former LACMA Film Curator Ian Birnie as Programming Director

Louisiana International Film Festival Appoints Former LACMA Film Curator Ian Birnie as Programming Director

The Louisiana International Film Festival (April 18-21) is quickly approaching, and has announced its appointment of former LACMA film curator Ian Birnie as its programming director. The fest will announce its full slate on April 1 — no foolin’!

Birnie served as LACMA’s Film Department director for 14 years, and has had a hand in programming various prestigious international fests such as Toronto, Bangkok and Palm Springs. He joins LIFF’s previously announced co-artistic directors Jeff “The Dude” Dowd and Dan Ireland.

Birnie stated that “the final lineup will spotlight three themes that reflect the cultural and social history of Louisiana: Francophone films – namely films from France, Quebec, the
Middle East and Africa; films that deal with environmental issues – both to
honor Earth Day (April 22) and to reflect Louisiana’s activist interest in its
own habitat; and music films that encompass a range of styles, including Doo
Wop,  Jazz, the Blues, and Italian Opera.”

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