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April 30th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, all day

Final day of weekend one

 

Breakfest

Bayou Beer Garden, 9AM

The most important meal of the year

 

Movie Screening: The Invisible Man

Prytania Theatre, 10AM

1933 sci-fi horror classic

 

Dan TDM

Saenger Theatre, 3PM

YouTube superstar comes to town

 

Sunday Musical Meditation

Marigny Opera House, 5PM

Feat. guitarist and composer David Sigler

 

One Tease to Rule Them All

Eiffel Society, 7PM

Lord of the Rings burlesque

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM

Feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, plus a crawfish boil

 

Blato Zlato

Bar Redux, 9PM

NOLA-based Balkan band

 

What is a Motico? 

Zeitgeist Arts Center, 9PM

Helen Gillet presents Belgian avant garde films


'NOLA Circus' Shares Surreal Rivalry Between NOLA Barbershops


NOLA Circus, a French-produced dark comedy about a rivalry between two New Orleans barbershops, dropped its U.S. release date and new trailer this week. The film is a Romeo and Juliet-type tale set near the Mississippi, shot in New Orleans from May to June 2014. 

 

It tells the story of hairdresser Will, a vocal activist against racial prejudices who is having an affair with an aspiring actress (aptly named Nola). Will's enemy is Marvin, a fellow barbershop owner from across the street. Cue shoot-outs, kidnappings, drug deals, romance, and more in this surrealist comedy set on the streets of New Orleans. 

 

French director Luc Annest released the film in his native country last year to positive reviews, then entering NOLA Circus into the festival circuit where it appeared at the Paris PAMA Film Festival, Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Harlem Film Festival, among others.

 

The cast includes Martin Bradford, Vas Blackwood, Jessica Morali, Reginal Varice, and Dave Davis. The trailer features some lively funk beats, and the poster has a special shout-out to Erykah Badu — so it's safe to expect a killer soundtrack. 

 

NOLA Circus will be released in theaters on April 21st, and VOD on April 25th. 

 

Check out the trailer below: 




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