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NCLAC presents "Deej"

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 - Thursday, Feb 22, 20187:00 pmDixie Center for the Arts, 212 N Vienna St, Ruston, LA 71270

Inclusion shouldn’t be a lottery. A non-speaking autistic child, DJ was born into poverty and abandoned by his birth parents. Only through the miracle of adoption and his new parents’ insistence that he be included in mainstream classes was he able to be included. To claim a place in mainstream society should be everyone’s right, and access must begin with education. "Deej" follows DJ’s journey as a high school senior and young college student.

NCLAC is partnering again with Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers to present a series of documentaries and fiction films. All showings start at 7PM and the public is invited to stick around after the film for a Q&A with the filmmaker!

Pre-party with food, drinks, and film talk at 5PM in the Dixie's garden. 

$5/$3 for students. Purchase tickets at the door or online at

Upcoming films include:
"Purple Dreams"- March 22, 2018
"Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry"- April 19, 2018


February 2018

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

Go out, take some friends and end the quarter with a good old fashion rock show with music from The Bearded Ladies, This Kids Epic, and...

March 2018

Monday, Mar 5, 2018 - Friday, Mar 9, 2018

In the week leading up to Austin, Texas's SXSW, Sundown Tavern will be hosting a week-long cavalcade of out-of-towners, townies, travelers,...

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018

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Friday, Mar 9, 2018 -

Looking for an unforgettable night out with friends that offers cold drinks, good food, and live music? Join country-crooner Cody Johnson...

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018

Come out and sample delicious dishes prepared by hand-selected men in the Ruston community! Live music will be provided by the Shotgun...

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 - Sunday, Mar 18, 2018

Harry Monday, the Sam Spade wannabe in the trench coat and gumshoes, is back and hot on his latest case. Get your tickets and join the...

Friday, Mar 16, 2018

Rock the Railroad is back for a spring concert series! Come out to Railroad Park Saturday, March 16 for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration...

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Black youth stereotypes are turned upside down in the feature documentary film Purple Dreams. A two and a half year journey serves...

Friday, Mar 23, 2018

Come on out to Sundown Tavern for a fun night out! Enjoy good food, cold brews, and live music.

April 2018

Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

Experience a full day of celebrating the of the area's rich arts and music culture in downtown Ruston. Bring friends and the family too!...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

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Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

A portrait of the world as lensed through the works of farmer, writer and activist Wendell Berry, this film revolves around the divergent...

June 2018

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018

Meet Bag of Donuts! Along with their flair for kabuki make-up and extravagant costumes, the four New Orleans natives cover songs in a style...

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