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The Last Lullaby

Executioner's Song


First-time feature filmmaker Jeff Goodman's The Last Lullaby is a dark crime story about a career assassin who seems to take offense to everyone's violence but his own. Perhaps it's merely shoddy workmanship that bothers him, because the film starts with Price (Tom Sizemore) intervening in a crime not so much to save a hostage, but because he knows he could do a better job. He has a sixth sense for when he's being followed, and he's brutally efficient and indifferent to suffering when going about his work. Confidence in his skills convinces him that he answers to no one, not even his clients. He takes his time as he tries to figure out why anyone would want the beautiful and seemingly helpless librarian Sarah (Sasha Alexander) dead, which leads to a predictable set of complications. The film's sense of suspense is overburdened by Price's flawlessness and Sarah's implausible embrace of danger, but the action is full of Dirty Harry-like swagger. Lullaby was filmed almost entirely in Shreveport and benefited from the state's film tax credit program. Produced on a small-by-industry-standards $1.25 million budget, the film is slickly edited and features an excellent cast. Goodman will attend screenings on Friday and Saturday, and present a seminar for filmmakers at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 seniors/students, $5 Zeitgeist members. — Will Coviello

The Last Lullaby

7:30 p.m. Fri.-Thu., Aug. 7-13

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;

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