'The Dude' is in the city

Friday, March 2, 2012 - 8:49pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Jeff Dowd, forever remember as the basis for Jeff Bridges' character from The Big Lebowski, "The Dude", is in the city to talk about the potential that Louisiana has with its upcoming film festival.

In his discussions he has said that the festival will give artist and future artist a chance to showcase their films to the public.

Dowd has said that Louisiana has a certain feel to it that lets you know where you are.

Another factor in his thinking is that Louisiana has great potential is that we hold true to our musical roots which, given the importance of music in films, is very unique of Louisiana.

A showing of The Big Lebowski and discussion will be at the Manship Theatre Saturday, March 3.

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