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
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL Director JEAN-LUC GODARD Year 1968 Runtime 100 MINUTES Country UK In concert with the CAC’s exhibition, Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible , the CAC and NOFS are proud to present Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil . The model for Pendleton’s 2012 film, BAND (chronicling the band Deerhoof in the context of contemporary politics), Godard's film uses the leitmotif of...Read more
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Ghost Town to Havana Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers dir. Eugene Cor, Documentary, 2015, USA, Cuba, 86 min. Two baseball coaches—in West Oakland and Havana, Cuba—share parallel experiences as they mentor their boys through the toughest of circumstances. It is an enlightening story of poverty, sports, and race—and the role...Read more
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Trials of Muhammad Ali Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers dir. Bill Siegel, Documentary, 2013, USA, 93 min. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Siegel follows Ali’s lifelong journey of spiritual transformation, from his Louisville roots, through his years in exile, to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It traces his...Read more
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Almost There Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers dir. Aaron Wickenden/Dan Rybicky, Documentary, 2014, USA, 93 min. Shot over the course of eight years, Almost There profiles Peter Anton, an elderly outsider artist living in squalid conditions, whose life changes when two filmmakers discover his incredible body of work—and his...Read more
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Soundtrack for a Revolution explores the civil rights struggle through the powerful and stirring songs that inspired a generation. A story circle with former Civil Rights Movement participants will follow the film, including Dortha "Dodie" Smith-Simmons, Raphael Cassimere Jr., and Tufara Muhammad. The story circle will be moderated by Stephanie McKee, Artistic Director of Junebug Productions, co-...Read more
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Movement and Location Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers dir. Alexis Boling, Narrative, 2014, USA, 94 min. A woman from the future, marooned in modern-day Brooklyn, must fight to keep the life she once had from destroying the new life she has built. A science-fiction thriller, the film addresses the lives we make for...Read more
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
DESPERATE LIVING Director & Writer John Waters Cinematographers Thomas Loizeaux, John Waters Editors Charles Roggero Year 1977 Runtime 90 minutes Country USA The CAC and the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) present John Waters' Desperate Living , a film about a murderous housewife and her maid who go on the lam, ending up in the city of Mortville, a shanty-town for fugitives. Join us for a...Read more
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers dir. Jeanie Finlay, Documentary, 2015, UK, USA, 88 min. Orion tells the stranger-than-fiction story of the rollercoaster rise and tragic fall of Jimmy Ellis, an unknown singer who was plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy...Read more
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Painter explores the illusive mystery of the process of making art. From his studio on the Italian coast, the contemporary American painter Caio Fonseca conjures whimsically arresting works of abstract art. The film intimately captures the isolation, resolve, and playful curiosity required to create. Attempting to articulate his methods, Fonseca’s thoughts evolve into a meditation on painting,...Read more
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Short Films of Ian Samuels Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Myrna the Monster Narrative, 2014, USA, 14 min. Caterwaul Narrative, 2012, USA, 14 min. The Eyes and the Ice Narrative, 2011, USA, 11 min. A heartbroken alien living in L.A., an aging fisherman who has an intimate relationship with a lobster, and a gay man...Read more
Thursday, September 3, 2015
EDEN Co-presented with Shotgun Cinema dir. Mia Hansen-Løve, 2014, 131 min, French with English subtitles Paris, 1992: a new era of electronic dance music is beginning, and young literature student Paul (Félix de Givry) is swept up in this unexpectedly popular movement alongside the likes of Daft Punk. Abandoning school to form a DJ duo called Cheers with his friend Stan (Hugo Conzelmann), Paul...Read more
Saturday, August 29, 2015
There's a renaissance happening in New Orleans. Ten years after the worst natural disaster in American history, billions of dollars and thousands of new people are transforming the city. Join us for this special event, on the night of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, as we screen New City —an insightful documentary that examines the sweeping changes in Post-Katrina New Orleans, such as...Read more
Friday, August 21, 2015
As part of The Southern Review 's 80th anniversary celebration the public is invited to a special launch the Summer 2015 issue at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. To commemorate this volume, containing a Katrina-anniversary feature, TSR will host an evening with local contributors and a free screening of Zack Godshall’s Katrina film Low and Behold. S hot in the immediate aftermath of...Read more
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
PARIS IS BURNING Director, Producer Jennie Livingston Producer Barry Swimar Producer Richard Dooley Runtime 71 minutes Country USA Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) Celebrating its 25th anniversairy this year, Jennie Livingston’s iconic documentary PARIS IS BURNING offers an intimate portrait of the Harlem drag balls, where rival fashion houses compete for trophies and cash...Read more
Thursday, July 9, 2015
HARLAN COUNTY, USA Director, Producer Barbara Kopple Cinematographers Kevin Keating, Hart Perry Editors Nancy Baker, Mirra Bank, Lora Hays, Mary Lampson Year 1976 Runtime 103 minutes Country USA Co-presented with the NOFS as part of their 6-film series at the CAC, entitled Power and Resistance. The series spotlights films about individuals and organizations unafraid to stand up, fight back, and...Read more
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
WOMEN IN REVOLT Director, Writer, Editor Paul Morrissey Cinematographers Jed Johnson YEAR 1971 Runtime 99 minutes Country USA Co-presented with the NOFS as part of their 6-film series at the CAC, entitled Power and Resistance . The series spotlights films about individuals and organizations unafraid to stand up, fight back, and start revolutions both large and small. SYNOPSIS With a cast...Read more
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BUSH MAMA Director, Writer, Producer, Editor Haile Gerima Cinematographers Charles Burnett, Roderick Young Year 1979 Runtime 97 minutes Country USA Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) as part of their 6-film series titled Power and Resistance , spotlighting films about individuals and organizations unafraid to stand up, fight back, and start revolutions both large and small...Read more
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
DIVIDE IN CONCORD Director, Cinematographer Kris Kaczor Producers David Regos, Jaedra Luke Editors Steve Nemsick, Matthew Prinzing Year 2014 Runtime 82 minutes Country USA Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) as part of their 6-film series titled Power and Resistance , spotlighting films about individuals and organizations unafraid to stand up, fight back, and start revolutions...Read more

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