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The Laughing Man

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October 5, 2022 7:30 PM
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Date:
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time:
7:30 pm
$9.50 call for discounts
Rating:
NR
Length:
73 mins
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The Laughing Man (2021)

Presented by Louisiana Entertainment a division of Louisiana Economic Development

Following the screening, Zack Godshall will be joined by a panel to discuss homelessness and mental health in the capital region. Panelists will include: Dr. Kerri Tobin (Associate Professor in the LSU School of Education), Weston Schild (Executive Director of the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless), and Addie Duval (Regional Director for Start Corporation).

Directed by: Zack Godshall

SYNOPSIS: The Laughing Man is a tragicomic portrait of part-time actor and occasional twin of Jesus Christ, Thomas Alan Williamson. Though known for his infectious laugh, Thomas has lived a life haunted by tragedy, mental illness, and estrangement. He’d like to visit his dying father back home in Texas, but Thomas faces homelessness in Louisiana and every day is a struggle to survive. A mosaic of verité encounters, interviews, photographs, first-person confessionals, phone calls, and hand-written journals, the film creates an intimate connection with a remarkable individual who is but one of the millions seeking shelter under our freeways and refuge in our hospitals.

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