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Today in NOLA 9.6.17

Today, discuss New Orleans-focused literature with French author Joshua Lafitte. Anime film Millenium Actress will be screened at Rubber Library & Flower Bodega, while Bar Redux will host an outdoor screening of two Humphrey Bogart classics. Danish singer MØ will rock Tulane's fall concert, open to the public. On this day in 1893, Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault was born in New Orleans. Now, more to do this Wednesday.


Joshua Lafitte (Alliance Francaise, 6PM)

The Alliance hosts a meet and greet with French author and described "Louisiana enthusiast" Joshua Lafitte, on hand to present his Louisiana-focused novel Survivances. The book is set in New Orleans and the bayou in the months before Hurricane Katrina, following the lives of three distinct New Orleanians. 


Millenium Actress  (Rubber Library & Flower Bodega, 7:30PM)

The Bywater bookstore will screen Millennium Actress, a 2001 Japanese anime drama directed by Satoshi Kon. The film tells the story of two documentarians out to record the life of retired acting legend, Chiyoko Fujiwara. As the faded superstar shares her life story, her childhood memories, cinematic experiences, and celebrity persona become increasingly indistinguishable. The event will also function as a fundraiser for the New Orleans Independent Comics and Zine Festival. 


 (Tulane University, 8PM)

Danish singer MØ has had a massively successful last couple of years. Collabs with Iggy Azalea, Major Lazer, Avicii, Justin Bieber, and Snakehips have seen the artist’s name top the charts, while her debut studio album No Mythologies was met with critical acclaim upon release in 2014. Tonight, check her out as she headlines Tulane’s fall concert, featuring James Quick. Tickets are $5 for Tulane students, $20 for the general public. 


Cinema Noir (Bar Redux, 9PM)

As part of their ongoing collab with the New Orleans Film Noir Society, Bar Redux will host a free double screening of two Humphrey Bogart classics. The Maltese Falcon is a landmark story in both noir literature and classic film history, as the famed Dashiell Hammett novel became director John Huston's debut feature in 1941. Bogart stars as P.I. Sam Spade investigating the circumstances surrounding the titular jewel-encrusted falcon. The Big Sleep follows the same book-to-film translation (this time: Raymond Chandlert's novel made as a film directed by Howard Hawks). This time, Bogart is a P.I. by the name of Philip Marlowe investigating the shady dealings of two socialite sisters, one played by his great love Lauren Bacall

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