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‘Erzulie’ Swims to Shreveport Silver Screen

Updated: May 11, 2022

Update: A secondary screening of Erzulie will be held on Saturday, May 14 at minicine?, 846 Texas Ave. in downtown Shreveport. This screening will be available to those age 13 and up. More information on times and tickets can be found here.

Queerport alum Camille Gladney will be screening their film Erzulie on Friday, May 13 at Phoenix in downtown Shreveport.

Erzulie is the feature-length film by Gladney and Christine Chen, who both have worked with the Louisiana Film Prize. The swamp mermaid thriller features a queer femme storyline that blurs the lines between friendship and romance in true sapphic form. A story of vengeance, witchcraft, mermaids, and fierce friendship, Erzulie invokes the questions: when does self-protection end and revenge begin, and to what depths will we plunge for those we love?

Gladney’s first foray into film making was their 2018 award-winning, queer-affirming short Gloria which screened at the inaugural Queerport celebration in 2019. They have been telling heartfelt cinematic stories ever since. As a non-binary, pansexual, polyamorous writer who grew up in Louisiana, Gladney seeks to expand human empathy and lead audience members to connect with characters that lead very different lives than their own, while representing and uplifting minority voices.

Participants can enjoy a red carpet premiere party with Cajun-themed food truck offerings, plus drinks at the bar. Don't forget to snag a photo with a mermaid while you're there! Plus, there’s a costume contest with prizes for those in the most creative retro or mermaid-inspired fashion.

Tickets for the premiere of Erzulie can be purchased here.


What: Erzulie Premiere Party & Mermaid Masquerade

When: 6-9 pm Friday, May 13. Phoenix, 400 Commerce St., Shreveport.

Admission: $15


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