From December 21st to the 23rd, just days before Christmas, the Ashe Cultural Center will play host to the first annual Black Film Festival of New Orleans.
Animated short film Ian: A Moving Story tells the tale of Ian, a child with a disability who just wants to play, but is hampered at a few turns by bullies.
Whether you’re looking for something to do, places to eat, or something to enjoy while staying in, we’re pretty sure there’s something here for everyone.
Sometimes, you just want to turn off all of the politics and tune in to a good movie. If you’re in the mood to stay in this weekend – or any other day, but especially on the weekend – this writer suggests seeking out a Netflix watch. To that end, I have for all a […]
If there is one thing made clear in the latest film from Yorgos Lanthimos, the delectable period piece known as The Favourite, it’s that President Trump is, most certainly, a Queen Anne. The movie covers the end of an early 1700’s conflict between England and France, focused on the court of the Queen, where power […]
Old Hollywood Gatekeeper via New Hollywood Stardom Peter Bogdanovich – filmmaker, historian, Orson Welles confidant, etc – makes the most of an exceptional 2018 (which saw the completion and release of The Other Side of the Wind by Netflix) with his film essay ode to silent movie clown and cinema master-worker Buster Keaton, in The […]
In what was a violation of MPAA – the group that determines movie ratings for America – rules, theaters across the country screened a director’s unrated cut for provocateur auteur Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built.
Last month, the New Orleans Film Festival highlighted Chained for Life, an independent feature about filmmaking that turns the ableist and faux-progressive notions and acts upside down. After reviewing the movie, I was inspired to contact the filmmaker Aaron Schimberg and lead actor Adam Pearson, to see what they had to say about their film, their experiences, the industry, and how much farther we need to go.
Cane River was screened once or twice before director Horace Jenkins’ death, which in turn threw the possibility of distribution into a quagmire. For decades, it sat unnoticed by most and remembered by a few, until a breakthrough came about that allowed restoration and archive experts IndieCollect to clean it up and establish a New Orleans Film Festival screening this year.
Leilah Weinraub’s documentary Shakedown, about a famous and near-legendary underground L.A. Black Lesbian Strip Club/Troupe from the early 2000s, features many a scantily clad shot of women performing erotic and beyond suggestive dances. These moments, shot under shadows and neon lights, with digital video grain adding to the “past our bedtime” feel, may bare almost […]
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