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Trombone Shorty is no stranger to the cameras. However, the next on-screen appearance for the NOLA musician will actually be off-screen. The star also known to locals as Troy Andrews is responsible for the “voices” of every adult character in the upcoming Peanuts movie… and there is a slew of publicity to herald in his horn.


NOFF Spotlight: Habana Instant


By Christopher Louis Romaguera

Un Instante en La Habana (Habana Instant) is a narrative film set entirely in Cuba. The movie follows Carlos Quevedo (played by Christopher Marquez), who goes by Charlie, as he returns to Cuba where he was born. There, he meets up with his brother Marcelo, (played by Director Guillermo Ivan), who is less-than-warm upon his arrival. The brothers had been split up as children, with the mom taking Charlie with her to the United States on a raft, while Marcelo stayed behind in Cuba. 


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.


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Perlmutt Talks Havana Motor Club



Gentlemen, start your  engines! Havana Motor Club is a film by Director Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt that is showing at the New Orleans Film Festival as part of their Cine Cubano program. The film follows around car enthusiasts in Havana as they prepare for the first auto race since the change of power in 1959. 


The Envelope Please

NOFF Announces Award Winners



Hollywood South showed off a little Hollywood West glimmer. After much consideration, the New Orleans Film Festival announced their 2015 award winners today. Claire Carré's Embers took home the coveted jury prize for Narrative Feature and Allen Frederic's The King of New Orleans won the prize for best Louisiana feature.


"Low and Behold" Released on Digital


A decade after the Federal Flood, the City of New Orleans is awash in Katrina retrospectives. Disaster was followed by a surge of art in the Crescent City and the film “Low and Behold” was at the vanguard. Today, the movie was finally released digitally.


Crescent City Classic?

The Runner: Nic Cage's Louisiana Political Drama Reviewed



Nicholas Cage loves New Orleans. The actor has taken a few trips to OPP, built himself an illuminati-esque mausoleum in St. Louis No. 1, and shot several features in the City. The Runner is the latest addition to Cage’s NOLA love affair. Written and directed by Austin Stark, the film depicts the trial and tribulations of a disgraced Louisiana pol.


Waving the Geek Flags: Jurassic World's JazzLand Makeover


Jurassic World managed to secure a spot in box office history after just 24 hours. The reboot of Steven Spielberg’s mid Nineties blockbusters raked in 82.8 million dollars on opening day, placing it this all time. However, locals will be more interested in the locale than the numbers. The theme park setting for the film is actually a made-over Six Flags New Orleans.


Frame Game

Sync Up Film Turns the Focus on Industry



New Orleans is filled with some of the world’s best creative talent. Yet, the City often lags behind when it comes to actual industry and infrastructure to support the arts. Eight years ago, the Jazz and Heritage Foundation took some steps to remedy that situation by starting Sync Up and then later teaming up with NOVAC. The cinema portion is a three day conference and mini-fest that aims to focus on the production behind film (and provide lots of entertainment in the process).


Timecode:NOLA Focuses on Indie Film at Fest


All fests do not involve music and rows of vendors. Timecode:NOLA’s latest project tends to skew more towards soundtracks and rows of sprockets. On Thursday (4.16), the Third Annual Independent Film Fest hits local screens.


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