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Ogden After Hours
Groovesect, Grandma’s Boy
Patrick Shuttleswerth Wants to Make You Deaf
Whores, Ossacrux, Room 101
Friday Nights At NOMA
Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Social Set, Eskimoses, The Local Skank
Foundation Free Fridays
TNM Presents: Stupid Time Machine
Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Crosby, Stills & Nash
HipHoptions Launch Party
TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Lisa Haas Fights Discrimination with Humor
The star of The Foxy Merkins and Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same talks to NoDef's Jason Raymond.
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."
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