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VENDREDI

July 25th

Friday Nights at NOMA
NOMA, 5-9p.m.
Murals On Screen film series begins with Multiple Perspectives: the Crazy Machine

 

Gal Holiday & the Honky-Tonk Revue
Siberia, 6p.m.
Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rock (free)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 7p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Closed Curtain
Zeitgeist, 7:30p.m.
Jafar Panahi made his new film despite Iran’s ban on his work

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Johnny Angel & Helldorado
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Country Western swing from New Orleans ($10)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

King Buzzo, Dax Riggs
One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.
Melvins leader goes solo acoustic ($15)

 

The Hood Internet, Jermaine Quiz
Hi-Ho Lounge, 9p.m.
Mashup DJ extraordinaires ($12)

 

PUJOL, Natural Child, Heavy Lids, Planchettes
Siberia, 10p.m.
Garage rock from Nashville & NOLA

 

Foundation Free Fridays
Tipitina’s, 10p.m.
This week ft. Eddie Roberts & Friends

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. The Well Hung Speakers shadow cast

SAMEDI

July 26th

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Historic New Orleans Collection, 10:30a.m.
1964 film stars Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten

 

Renee Broadhead: Unveiled and P.L. Jones: Bonded By Blood
Garden District Books, 2-3:30p.m.
Two YA authors read from their supernatural novels

 

Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
UNO Human Performance Center, 5p.m.
vs. Hattiesburg & Chicago ($15)

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 6p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Symbols of the Illuminati in New Orleans
Zeitgeist, 6:30p.m.
They’re reeeeeal (presented by Tony Green)

 

New Orleans Voodoo vs. San Antonio Talons
Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.
Local arena football

 

Ceremony, Nothing, Back to Back, Heat Dust
Mudlark, 7p.m.
Cali & Philly punk rock ($5)

 

Dying City
Shadowbox Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Christopher Shinn’s play about the social effects of the Iraq War ($20)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

 

Steely Dan
Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.
Kings of cool-dad rock ($62+)

 

Bantam Foxes
Old U.S. Mint, 8p.m.
Local indie band incorporates fuzzy blues rock ($10)

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Prytania, 10p.m.
Ft. shadow cast the Well Hung Speakers

 

HUSTLE!
Hi-Ho Lounge, 11p.m.
DJ Soul Sister’s rare groove dance party
 

DIMANCHE

July 27th

Double Indemity
Prytania Theatre, 10a.m.
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in the classic noir

 

Zephyrs vs. Omaha
Zephyr Stadium, 4p.m.
Local baseball in Metairie

 

Musical Meditation
Marigny Opera House, 5p.m.
Ft. vibraphonist James Westfall

 

ZOOvie Nights
Audobon Zoo, 7p.m.
Family-friendly outdoor screening of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial ($5)

 

Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Saenger Theatre, 7:30p.m.
Benefiting the Tipitina’s Foundation ($40+)

 

Gisela in Her Bathtub & A Hand of Bridge
Marigny Opera House, 8p.m.
9th Ward Opera Company presents two one-act operas ($20)

Behind the Lens: 48 Hr. Film Project


The 48 Hour Film Project kicked off last Friday evening with teams receiving their instructions and picking their genres out of a hat. The groups gathered in the ballroom of Maison St. Charles, anxious to get started, and knowing that a hectic, sleepless 48 hours lay in store. Submissions of the four to seven minute films had to be submitted no later than 7:30p.m. Sunday.

 


Another 48 Hours

Fast Film Fete Comes to NOLA



The New Orleans installment of the 48 Hour Film Project begins tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Maison St. Charles Hotel Ballroom (1319 St. Charles Avenue.) NOLA Project Producer Bill Rainey reports that as of last night 48 teams (he insists it's a coincidence) have registered for the two-day competition which gives teams two days to create a movie script and then complete a film at least four minutes, but no longer than seven minutes long. 


Film Review: The Return to Homs


The point of The Return to Homs seems quite clear: to mobilize world opinion against the horrible regime of Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad so much that Assad will be forced to end the civil war that erupted when he refused to abandon power three years ago. 


Film Review: Lucky Them


Toni Collette has traveled a long way from Porpoise Spit, Australia, and her iconic ABBA duet with Rachel Griffiths. Her new film, Megan Griffith’s Lucky Them, looks back twenty years to the world of Northwest alternative rock and the death of Kurt Cobain.


Film Review: Locke


Must everyone mischaracterize Locke? Before I saw it, the poster left me thinking Tom Hardy would give his best Ryan Gosling in Drive impression. Critics classified it with Buried starring Ryan Reynolds. No, no, no: such lazy analysis will never do. Locke has a richer purpose than being a one-man Collateral.  In fact, it's a closer to the play Talk Radio than a thriller or, in one colleague's erroneous description, "a gimmick film".


Today in NOLA: 6.28.14


As Elvis once said, it’s Another Saturday Night (live in Shreveport, 1975!). Kick it off with the King at the Historic New Orleans Collection’s film screening this morning and wrap it up with modern surf punks Guantanamo Baywatch at Siberia tonight. Plus, a full bill of local performing arts. More details tonight:


Buds in the Fields

Massive Fraud's Mix of Stand-up and Film Sells Out Indywood



On Thursday night, Elysian Fields saw two players in the NOLA arts scene re-emerge,  revamped and reinvigorated. Local comedians Andrew Polk and Joe Cardosi premiered their third show, a hybrid of stand-up and short films at the newly renovated Indywood Movie Theater.


Film Review: Jersey Boys


During its first two acts, I found myself so absorbed in Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys that I only came back a few times to think 'Wow. This is really good.'  Should I be surprised? Eastwood has directed nearly every type of film now.  He's done disasters like The Rookie with Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia and Sonia Braga; he directed Bird. At 84 - yes, 84 - he's finishing up American Sniper with Bradley Cooper. You have to grant the old man has vitality and range.


Prytania Theater Hosts John Ford Retrospective


NoDef Film Critic Jason Raymond takes a look at the cinematic sociology behind the Prytania's series on legendary director John Ford's films.

To say the name "John Wayne" today one immediately creates echoes of controversy that swirled around the actor for the last quarter of his life. As the actual man began dying in Los Angeles, his friend and six-time co-star, Maureen O'Hara requested Congress issue him a medal reading "John Wayne American" because she said, "To the people of the world, John Wayne is not just an actor, a very fine actor, John Wayne is the United States of America. He is what they believe it to be."


The Family Business

Eddie and Aaron Matthews: Everything You Never Asked About Movie Stunts



"I wasn't a daredevil.  I wasn't a Type-A personality.  I was just an athlete and I kind of saw it as a way to be a professional athlete." That's how Eddie Matthews explains how he became a Hollywood stuntman back in 1981.  Naturally athletic with a love of acrobatics and high diving, he worked Wild West shows in Arizona when a movie production brought him into contact with "some old-time stunt men."


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