“The Phantasmagorical Clarence John Laughlin, An American Original” is a documentary film by Gen Fredericks, 37 years in the making about the New Orleans photographer who many consider to be the father of American surrealist photography. Shot in the historic New Orleans Pontabla building where Laughlin lived for over 35 years in a garret apartment stuffed with thousands of books covering every available surface, this is the only known footage of one of America’s most original artists. Laughlin left a photographic archive of over 17,000 images now preserved by the Historic New Orleans Collection. To accompany an exhibit of 9o Laughlin masterworks, the Welty Biennial will present the first public showing of this film.
Cash Bar: 6:300pm