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Today in NOLA 5.27.17


Today, get prepared to have your mind blown by an myriad of mystical films on Bar Redux's covered patio. Check out the Jasen Weaver Band, express yourself at an open mic, or shake what your mama gave ya to Trey Songz. On this day in 1893, the remains of Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederate States Of America, were exhumed and then eventually moved to the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. Now, more to do this Saturday.


Third Eye Film Festival to Come to New Orleans


New Orleans is riding high on the crest of festival season, but after Bayou Boogaloo wraps up, what's a festivalgoer to do? Cinephiles, feminists, and bar mavens alike are in luck, as a new female-focused filmmaker festival will make its debut in the Bywater this Memorial Day Weekend. 


Patois Film Fest Returns to the Broad Theater


In the uncertain political climate of today, there is no shortage of social issues that warrant a large-scale platform — from immigration and healthcare reforms to LGBTQ rights, racial protests, and gender inequality. This week, some of the most contentious concerns of our time will be examined as Patois: New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival brings focus to these issues through the lens of the camera. 


Cinema File

French Quarter Fest's Film Lineup



This week, the four-day French Quarter Fest takes over the Vieux Carré to share the largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world. New to the FQF family this year is Cinema on the Bayou, a film organization working in tandem with the fest's organizers to present the Whitney Bank Film Festival, a curated selection of music-driven movies.

 


Cinema Cubano


By Christopher Louis Romaguera

Cuba is a hot topic in New Orleans these days. The neighboring island nation is even showing strong at the New Orleans Film festival. We sat down with the brains behind two of the fest’s Cuban offerings, Tocando La Luz and Boxeadora, to learn a little more.


Screen Pass: NOFF Lineup Reveal


The Crescent City is still slogging through Hurricane Season, but the fall lineup reveals keep coming. Today, the New Orleans Fim Festival unveiled the roster of feature films set for competition and screening at the 26th annual fest from October 14th through 22nd.


The Doc Is In

True Orleans Film Fest Celebrates Non-Fiction



Are tired of the typical summer fare of paperback novels? This weekend, Shotgun Cinema’s True Orleans Film Festival will brush aside fiction in favor of three days of documentaries at UNO’s Nims Theatre. The event will feature five features, four panels, and lots of shorts. 


Bjork-ing It Out

NoDef's Critic Reviews the Icelandic Artist's Two Films



The Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Theater brings two films about the Icelandic international music figure Björk Friday. The first is a British documentary When Bjork Met Attenborough discussing the influences of science on the pop star as she made her 2011 album Biophilia. The second is a concert film, Björk: Biophilia Live, a recount of her last stop on the Biophilia tour at Alexandra Place in London last September. The film premiered in America at the Tribeca Film Festival last April.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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