Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Sunday, February 2, 2020
Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanian-American filmmaker, producer, and cinematographer whose films and installations address the collision of identities. Often combing personal ethnography and cultural representations of beauty in her work, Owusu transitions between avant-garde cinema, fine art, and African tradition. Her work ranges with its varied use of archival material, direct animation, and...Read more
Thursday, October 17, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The CAC is Thrilled to Serve as the Official Hub of the 30th Annual New Orleans Film Festival! October 16-23, 2019 New Orleans shines ever brighter as an epicenter of culture and creativity during the annual New Orleans Film Festival, with 500+ filmmakers from every corner of the world in attendance at 230+ films. The festival champions new film in New Orleans and engages 30,000+ attendees with...Read more
Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019
Leaning Out + Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #6 Synopsis Leaning Out Directors: Basia and Leonard Myszynski 2018 / 59 min / USA This is the story of Leslie Robertson, the lead structural engineer of the World Trade Center, a man who oversaw the construction of the tallest building on the planet at the time, and is haunted by its...Read more
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #8 Synopsis Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light Director: Carlos Saura 2018 / 65 min / Spain Celebrated Spanish director Carlos Saura captures the genius of one of the most famous Italian architects in the world, Renzo Piano. The brilliant designer behind structures including the Center Pompidou in Paris,...Read more
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Doshi + Peter Bohlin: From Here to There Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #10 Synopsis Doshi Director: Premjit Ramachandran 2009 / 74 min / India In a career spanning almost 70 years, the work of architect Balkrishna Doshi - aka B.V. Doshi - has mirrored the evolution of contemporary Indian architecture. Doshi's first job under the French architect Le Corbusier (who designed...Read more
Saturday, June 22, 2019
The Black Museum Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #12 Synopsis The Black Museum Director: Oliver Hardt 2017 / 52 min / Germany / Program 12 The documentary takes the audience on a journey through the spectacular National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.. Through 100,000 square feet of exhibition space spread across eight levels, the museum...Read more
Saturday, June 22, 2019
That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles + Redemption Square Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #2 Synopsis That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles Director: Christopher Hawthorne 2018 / 56 min / USA During his time in Southern California in the 1910s and early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for an authentic L.A. architecture that might be...Read more
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Design Canada Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #4 Synopsis Design Canada Director: Greg Durrell 2017 / 76 min / Canada Through the lens of graphic design, Design Canada follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society. What defines a national identity, is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? How do these elements...Read more
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Frank Gehry: Building Justice + ChildSafe: Designed to Heal Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #5 Synopsis Frank Gehry: Building Justice Director: Ultan Guilfoyle 2018 / 70 min / USA Frank Gehry: Building Justice tells the story of architect Frank Gehry’s investigation into prison design as a subject for the best architecture students in the United States. The film follows...Read more
Friday, June 21, 2019
Rams Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #7 Synopsis Rams Director: Gary Hustwit 2018 / 70 min / USA Rams is a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability and the future of design. For over fifty years, Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of product design and the world at large...Read more
Friday, June 21, 2019
Gaming The Real World + Operation Jane Walk Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #9 Synopsis Gaming The Real World Director: Anders Eklund 2016 / 73 min / Sweden Can games change the world? Today public spaces and entire cities are being designed, planned and played through the medium of games. The result of this “civic gamification” is that city architecture and urban planning...Read more
Friday, June 21, 2019
A Poetics of Living Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #11 Synopsis A Poetics of Living Director: Damien Faure, Caroline Alder 2018 / 60 min / France On the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Chile, a young architect, who narrates this contemplative voyage, returns to the landscapes that are close to her heart. Here, she says, “where time becomes poetic,” is the land of Amereida, a...Read more
Friday, June 21, 2019
Mies on Scene. Barcelona in two acts + Stone Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #3 Synopsis Mies on Scene. Barcelona in two acts Directors: Xavi Campreciós and Pep Martín 2018 / 57 min / Spain One of the most famous architectural works of the 20th century had disappeared for more than 50 years. But its image still exists in the minds of many generations of architects, becoming...Read more
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The Human Shelter Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #1 Synopsis The Human Shelter Director: Boris Benjamin Bertram 2018 / 58 min / Denmark The documentary The Human Shelter is an anthropological and poetic journey, which investigates how we, as human beings, create our homes. In a sentient and playful way, the film explores our idea of the concept of ‘home’. During the film we...Read more
Thursday, June 20, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019
About the Festival The Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant...Read more
Thursday, October 18, 2018 to Thursday, October 25, 2018
Join the 29th New Orleans Film Festival from October 17th to October 25th to discover 240 films from around the globe, meet filmmakers after screenings at discussion sessions, panels, and special events and enjoy parties every night of the festival! See the full lineup and get your tickets at NewOrleansFilmFestival.org The Contemporary Arts Center is the festival HUB and the main box office of #...Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Finding Common Ground is a recently-released documentary exploring “traditional ecological knowledge” and its importance in planning for coastal restoration in Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta. Award-winning documentary producer Kevin McCaffrey teamed up with co-Executive Producer Dr. Robert “Bob” Thomas, Director of Loyola University’s Center for Environmental Communication, to produce this...Read more
Sunday, March 26, 2017
As part of the Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen exhibition, the CAC will screen Can’t Stop the Water —the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away. For 170 years, a tribe of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians has occupied Isle de Jean Charles, an island deep in the Louisiana bayous. They have fished, hunted, and...Read more
Sunday, December 4, 2016
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket uses striking archival footage to evoke the atmosphere of Baldwin's formative years—the Harlem of the 1930s, his father's fundamentalist church, and the émigré demimonde of postwar Paris. Newsreel clips from the '60s record Baldwin's running commentary on the drama of the Civil Rights movement. The film also explores his quiet retreats in Paris, the South of...Read more
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW Director IDO HAAR Year 2015 Runtime 80 MINUTES Country USA By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in New Orleans. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Raw and vulnerable, her voice is a diamond in the rough. Across the globe in Israel, Ophir Kutiel creates video mash ups of amateur Youtube performers...Read more

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