FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Sarah Chambless Federer
Screening of 2014 documentary "61 Bullets" presented with Huey P. Long exhibition
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection with filmmaker Yvonne Boudreaux
WHAT: Screening of "61 Bullets," presented in conjunction with the exhibition "From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long"
WHEN: Sunday, July 12• 1-4 p.m.*
*A question-and-answer session with filmmaker Yvonne Boudreaux and interviewees Alecia Long and Michael Wynne will follow the screening.
WHERE: THNOC's Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans, Louisiana
HOW: Admission is free. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org.
WHY: In conjunction with its current exhibition "From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long," The Historic New Orleans Collection will host a screening of the 2014 documentary "61 Bullets," which looks at the deaths of Huey P. Long and his alleged assassin Dr. Carl Weiss. The screening will take place Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Yvonne Boudreaux and interviewees Alecia Long, associate professor of history at Louisiana State University, and Michael Wynne, a collector of Huey P. Long materials.
On Sept. 8, 1935, bullets ricocheted through the corridors of the Louisiana State Capitol. When the shooting stopped, Huey P. Long, then a U.S. senator, had been shot once and eventually succumbed to his injuries two days later. Dr. Carl Weiss, the man accused of shooting him, was shot 60 times. In "61 Bullets" Weiss' son and his family delve into the past to question the official story.
The exhibition "From Winnfield to Washington" commemorates the 80th anniversary of Long's death. Visitors will see items that reveal details about Long's life and career beyond the most well-known anecdotes. The more than 140 documents, maps, objects and photographs on view were selected from and regional collections and THNOC's holdings-including several items that have never before been exhibited at THNOC. The display is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Oct. 11, 2015. Admission is free to both the exhibition and the screening.
"From Winnfield to Washington: The Life and Career of Huey P. Long" is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
About the exhibition sponsor
Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails is a popular casual restaurant and cocktail bar in New Orleans's French Quarter that salutes the Huey P. Long era. The Kingfish menu embodies new Louisiana cuisine brought to fruition by Chef Nathan Richard, whose trademark style is evident in the multiple layers of flavor he presents in every dish. Head Bartender Chris McMillian's skill and expertise combine to create a unique Louisiana-centric dining experience. Kingfish is located at 337 Chartres St., at the corner of Conti Street.