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Documentary director concentrates on the lives of New Orleans-influenced musicians

Director Jon Brewer's documentary films concentrate on the lives of New Orleans-based or influenced musicians.

The walls in New Orleans are more than mere slabs of concrete or wood to filmmaker Jon Brewer. For him, they sing. The Englishman first came to the Big Easy during stints as a music manager for the ... Read More »

Southern Glossary: Independent New Orleans & Louisiana films

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This post comes from our friends at Southern Glossary, who are bringing us New Orleans Film Festival spotlights throughout the week, leading up to opening night on Thursday, October 16. Here's a quick list of local indie films: Below Dreams ... Read More »

Southern Glossary: Social justice documentaries at Film Fest

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This post comes from our friends at Southern Glossary, who are bringing us New Orleans Film Festival spotlights throughout the week, leading up to tonight's opening (Thursday, October 16). Here's a quick list of social justice doc screenings:  Evolution of a Criminal ... Read More »

Southern Glossary: New Orleans documentaries at film fest

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New Orleans is ready for its close-up at The New Orleans Film Festival. Topics range from Charity Hospital to the LAfitte Housing Project, Mardi Gras Indians to the story of a boxer. Here's a look. Read More »

Southern Glossary: Southern documentaries at NOLA Film Fest

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From Angola inmates to the assassination of Huey Long, films at the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival focus on the South. Here's a look at some of them. Read More »

Marquee Films highlight New Orleans filmmakers at fest

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You’d think that the Cajuns of coastal Louisiana would have pretty clear-cut feelings toward the oil industry in the wake of 2010’s BP Deepwater Horizon disaster. That’s what journalists and filmmakers Rob Davis and David Winkler-Schmidt thought when ... Read More »

NOLA-set film seeks test audience

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After moving from Los Angeles in 2006, filmmaker Randy Mack found himself most at home in the part of town where the lower French Quarter meets the Marigny triangle. The neighborhood’s people and its haunts -- Checkpoint Charlie’s, ... Read More »

Films put the labor back into Labor Day

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Cinema Reset brings the message of labor back to Labor Day with three thought-provoking documentaries plus a special Open Screen, New Orleans showing of original shorts. The program, "Heroes: A Labor Day Screening Event," will take place Monday, Sept. 1, from 3 ... Read More »

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