|Sent on:||Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:45 PM|
I am very excited about our meeting tonight!
We have a great speaker tonight,
Pat Mire is an award-winning documentary filmmaker born on a rice farm near Eunice, Louisiana and now based in Lafayette. Mire’s cultural documentaries have been broadcast nationally in the United States on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and TNN’s American Skyline. His documentaries have won awards in national and international competitions, including the Margaret Mead Film Festival and the American Anthropological Film Festival, at which he won the coveted “Award of Excellence.” Mire and his films have been the subject of numerous articles and reviews in major magazines, newspapers and journals. Recognized for his creative filmmaking skills, Pat Mire was the only Louisiana filmmaker to receive a 1991 regional fellowship from the Southeast Media Fellowship Program that included fourteen states. In December of 1993, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities honored Mire with a Special Humanities Award for his film work in recognition of his major contribution to the humanities in Louisiana. He was also the recipient of a 1994 fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, which had not given a fellowship to a filmmaker in six years. In 1995, Mire was recognized as a “Louisiana Success Story” at the Governor’s Arts Awards. In 1997, the Acadiana Arts Council honored Mire with the “Distinguished Artist Award,” which is given to an artist whose work has achieved national recognition. In February of 2000, Mire was presented with an “Artist of the Year Award” in Washington D.C. by United States Senator Mary Landrieu.
Mire’s feature film debut, Dirty Rice, was an official entry at the 1998 London Film Festival, where it played to two sold-out auditoriums.
We are pleased to have him in our presence.
To members, due to preparation for our upcoming Christmas party, this meeting will be a B.Y.O.M. (Bring Your Own Meal) event. Refreshments will be provided.
I look forward in seeing everyone in attendance. Thank you!!!!!