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The Laughing Man Screening at ACA

The Laughing Man is a tragicomic portrait of part-time actor and occasional twin of Jesus Christ, Thomas Alan Williamson. Though known for his infectious laugh, Thomas has lived a life haunted by tragedy, mental illness, and estrangement. He’d like to visit his dying father back home in Texas, but Thomas faces homelessness in Louisiana and every day is a struggle to survive. A mosaic of verité encounters, interviews, photographs, first-person confessionals, phone calls, and hand-written journals, the film creates an intimate connection with a remarkable individual who is but one of the millions seeking shelter under our freeways and refuge in our hospitals.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about mental health and houselessness, moderated by Christiaan Mader (The Current).

October 26, 2022 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Acadiana Center for the Arts

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