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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

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FREE for CAC & NOFS Members

$7 General Admission

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The CAC is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. The CAC is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans.

TOOTIE'S LAST SUIT

Director, Producer Lisa Katzman
Editor Felix Andrew
Cinematographer Robert Perrin
Year 2009
Runtime 97 minutes
Country USA
 

Carnival has been a leading art form since the beginning of the nineteenth century in Trinidad, Jamaica, and our beloved city of New Orleans. The musical masquerading traditions and elaborate processions by Mardi Gras Indian tribes bear resemblance to the ways in which carnival is celebrated throughout the Caribbean.

In anticipation of Super Sunday, March 15, the Contemporary Arts Center and New Orleans Film Society will present a film screening of Tootie’s Last Suit. This feature-length documentary explores the complex relationships, rituals, history, and music of New Orleans’ vibrant Mardi Gras Indian culture while telling the story of Allison “Tootie” Montana, former Chief of Yellow Pocahontas Hunters.

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