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Film Fest Details Projected

The projectors are getting warmed up, the popcorn is popping, and the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) is nearly ready to roll. Today, the NOFF unveiled key details of the fest including their opening and closing films as well as some lagniappe.

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.

Today in NOLA: 8.7.14

Let Me Find Out! New Orleans’ 5th Ward Weebie premieres the video for his runaway local hit at Republic tonight. Today’s the last chance to catch French Film Festival selections at the Prytania. Plus, Tracy Letts’ Bug opens at the Allways Lounge, and Tank and the Bangas perform at the Ogden Museum. Happy Thursday! See the full details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.6.14

This evening, share a glass of wine and a smart conversation with a trio of NOLA women journalists at Pearl Wine Company. Mustered Courage summon up alternative bluegrass from Down Under at the BEATnik tonight, and legendary 60s pop singer Frankie Valli plays the Saenger. Happy birthday to Rebirth Brass Band trombonist Stafford Agee, celebrating his 44th. Details and more events happening tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.5.14

UNO grad and LGBTQ writer Michael Holloway Perronne returns to New Orleans for a reading on Frenchmen Street this evening. The French Film Festival continues through Thursday; plus, discover new sounds tonight with local live music series uptown and downtown. The second span of the Causeway Bridge opened on this day in 1969—hooray for four lanes of traffic to the Northshore! Read up on the details for tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.4.14

After a wild weekend of Satchmo Fest, White Linen, Justin Timberlake, and more, things finally quiet down for Monday. The French Film Festival continues Uptown. August 4th marks the birthday of Louis Armstrong, born in New Orleans in 1901—although all his life, “Satchmo” believed himself to have been born in 1900. During Mardi Gras 1949, Armstrong rode as King of Zulu. A few special events tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.3.14

Satchmo Fest wraps up this evening with a special two-part performance from Kermit Ruffins. But tonight’s biggest show is none other than Justin Timberlake, the former NSYNC singer who matured into one of R&B’s biggest crossover stars. French film continues at the Prytania tonight, with a screening of Michel Gondry’s well-received new work at 5p.m. On this day in 1918, Louisiana ratified Prohibition—perish the thought. More details tonight:

Today in NOLA: 8.2.14

Saturday evening is White Linen Night in the Art District on Julia Street. Satchmo SummerFest plays on at the Old U.S. Mint, and the French Film Festival continues. Big History and I, Octopus each play a goodbye show, and Ex-Cult and Mykki Blanco cause a ruckus tonight. Learn how you could conceivably spend the entire afternoon, evening, night, and early morning seeing live music in New Orleans:

Today in NOLA: 8.1.14

New Orleans’ fourteenth annual Satchmo SummerFest kicks off at the Old U.S. Mint today. The three-day festival features dozens of local musicians and celebrates the legacy of traditional jazz. The French Film Festival also begins this evening, including a screening of Yves Saint Laurent. Tonight, catch Rhymesayers rapper Grieves at OEJ, Austin’s What Made Milwaukee Famous at Gasa, and a tribute to Jerry Garcia at Tip’s. Click through for details and more:

Indoor Film Series at NOMA Spotlights Mexican Master

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the New Orleans Film Society are once again teaming up to show movies among the rarefied art in City Park. For the hotter, soggier summer months, the latest cinematic series will move into the museum's marbled halls, and focus on the work of a famed Mexican cinematographer.

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