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27th annual

New Orleans Film Festival

Oct 12-20, 2016


Table of Contents Now in its 27th anniversary this year, the Oscar-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival has established itself on the regional film fest circuit as one of the most reputable in the country. It was named by MovIeMaker Magazine as one of the “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in their 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions. Born in a city known for its eclecticism and artistic vibrance, NOFF seeks out bold and passionate storytellers. With top-notch programming in one of the world’s most cinematic cities, NOFF serves up a dose of Southern hospitality that is hard to beat.

About the Cover Artwork

This portrait collage by Kayla Wroblewski is made from paper arranged using the manipulation of color and light to convey the face of early cinema actress Dolores del Río. Articulating these timeless attributes honors the strength of simple components to make a complex whole: like the shapes of color to render a form, the frames of film to create a motion, or a series of individual memories to compile a lifetime. In addition to appearing in the Louisiana-based film Evangeline (1929), Dolores del Río was featured on the poster for the second annual New Orleans Film Festival.

artist Kayla Wroblewski

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

BOARD + STAFF...................................................................................................... 3 NOFS DONORS........................................................................................................ 5 SPONSORS................................................................................................................ 6-9 COMMUNITY PARTNERS....................................................................................... 11 MEMBERSHIP............................................................................................................ 13 TICKETS + PASSES.................................................................................................. 14 FAQS........................................................................................................................... 15 VENUE MAP + GETTING AROUND...................................................................... 16-17 PARTIES + EVENTS................................................................................................. 18-21 EMERGING VOICES MENTORSHIP PROGRAM................................................. 23 EDUCATION + PITCH PERFECT........................................................................... 25 PANELS...................................................................................................................... 26-27 HONOREES .............................................................................................................. 29 AWARDS + PRIZES ................................................................................................. 31 JURORS ..................................................................................................................... 32-33 OPENING + CLOSING NIGHT FILMS .................................................................. 36-37 SPOTLIGHT + GALA FILMS .................................................................................. 38-43 CARIBBEAN CINEMA ............................................................................................ 44-47 KEEPING SCORE ..................................................................................................... 48-49 CINEMA RESET: NEW MEDIA............................................................................... 51 NARRATIVE FEATURES ........................................................................................ 53-69 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES ................................................................................ 71-84 LOUISIANA FEATURES ......................................................................................... 85-89 SHORTS ..................................................................................................................... 91-105 THANK YOU ............................................................................................................. 106 SCHEDULE GRID...................................................................................................... 107-111 FILM INDEX............................................................................................................... 112

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New Orleans Film Society Staff

Staff

JOLENE PINDER Executive Director CLINT BOWIE Director of Programming MONIKA K BAUDOIN Director of Operations SKYE MACDONALD Director of Development + Community Relations JOHN DESPLAS Artistic Director Emeritus HECTOR CASSINI Business Manager DANIELLE JONES Marketing + Communications Coordinator SERGIO ANDRÉS LOBO-NAVIA Technical Director

New Orleans Film Festival Staff

Venue, Logistics + Tech Staff Michael Arcos, Dana Bialek, Travis Bird, Cassidy Brown, Angela Catalano, Danny Clifton, Neil Durr, Elaine Frost, Faridah Gbadamosi, Juliana Goode, Gregory Gabb, Shantrell Green, Ruston Henry, Melanie Horn, Cheyenne Logan, Michelle Mashon, Erik McCowan, Julian Nunez, Nicole Oria, Emily Russell, Josh Stover, Breanna Thompson, Ashley Weiss

NOFS Interns

Jean Bingham, Programming Assistant (Features) + Film Revisionist Christiana Botic, Programming Assistant (Features) Danielle Calle, Programming Assistant (Shorts + Features) Lauren Delery, Programming Assistant (Shorts) Owen Dunne, VIP Lounge Coordinator Caleigh Flynn, Customer Service Assistant Gabrielle Gatto, Volunteer Coordinator Peter Goldberg, Hospitality Coordinator Ryan Guillory, Transportation Coordinator André Harrison Jr., Programming Assistant (Features) Dawn Jefferson, Community Partnership Coordinator Jonathan Kieran, Programming Assistant (Shorts + Features) + Festival Programming Coordinator Amber Love, Program Guide Coordinator Anne Loos, Office-Warehouse Manager Pedro Lucero, Transportation Advisor Lucy Macedo, Development Coordinator Kate Mason, Programming Assistant (Shorts) + Screening Venue Supervisor Rebecca Penton, Festival Designer Lindsey Phillips, Cinema Reset Director Amanda Rose, Events Coordinator Nick Shimkin, Programming Assistant (Features) Juli Shipley, Box Office Supervisor Jessica Thomas, Education Coordinator Chloe Walters-Wallace, Emerging Voices Director Rachel Lin Weaver, Cinema Reset Director PR Team: Bond Moroch + B|W|R Public Relations

Timothy Breaux, Caitlin Brimer, Maximilian Cohen-Hanes, Luke Cogliano, Andrew Collins, Charlie Delgrande, Kelleen Doolin, Tripp Faia, Lara Fernandez, *Reflects NOFF hires at Program Guide print deadline. Veronica Lowe, Will Marin, Shelby Stouffe

Screeners

Michael Arcos, Steve Armbruster, Colin Ash, Tracie Ashe, Monika K Baudoin, Hector Berky, Bob Boeckelman, Laura Brown, Angela Catalano, Raven Crane, Jeanne Dumestre, Tripp Faia, Stephanie Fitts, Sarah Franz, Elizabeth Frazier, Gabrielle Gatto, Michael Glenboski, Henry Griffin, Greta Hagen-Richardson, Callie Holmes, Owen Henry, Eleanor Jardine, Warren Johnson, Leonard Lewis, Sergio Lobo-Navia, Amber Love, Lee McDonough, Amanda McFillen, Andrew Mendez, Sanaa Msemaji, Meghann Niehus, Julian Martin Nunez, AuraLee Petzko, Jolene Pinder, Ashley Robison, Anastasiya Rul, Nick Shimkin, Diana Smith, Samuel Spencer, Jean Stickney, Tiffany Tate, Laine Thomas, Jene’ O’Keefe Trigg, Angela Tucker, Rachel Lin Weaver, Mimi Zarsky

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Producers Circle

TRACIE ASHE TONI AND RICHARD BACHMANN SETH BLOOM JANE ETTINGER BOOTH AND VINCENT BOOTH *SUSAN GORE BRENNAN AND RALPH BRENNAN *ANNE BURR KATHERINE CECIL AND EMILE DUMESNIL MARGO AND CLANCY DUBOS JANIS ECKERT BILL EDWARDS *NAN AND BRITT GALLOWAY *ALEXA GEORGES AND JERRY ARMATIS KRISTA AND ALEX GLASER MICHAEL GLENBOSKI *ANNA BETH AND JOHN GOODMAN VALERIE M. GRUBB NOMITA AND SHAMINDER GUPTA LESLI D. HARRIS AND SHAWN LINDSAY LORI AND BRAD HUNTER ELLEN JOHNSON AND RONALD SWARTZ NINA M. KELLY JULE H. LANG CHRIS AND SEAN YSEULT LEE *VICTORIA AND MAX LOUBIERE BARBARA MARCUS LEE MCDONOUGH JULI MILLER HART LINDA NOVAK AND ADAM MARCUS CHRISTINA AND DR. NICHOLAS PAPPAS JOANN M. RICCI STACI ROSENBERG *PARKER ROY PAIGE ROYER *MACKIE AND SANDY SHILSTONE NATHALIE SIMON *SISUNG FILM FINANCE, LLC CONWAY SOLOMON ALEXANDRA STAFFORD AND RAYMOND RATHLE, JR. *FELICIA BEEBE STALLARD DANIEL C. TAYLOR CHARLES URSTADT

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Movie Moguls TAMARIN HENNEBURY AND STEVE ARMBRUSTER SARA JARRETT AND MATTHEW SCOTT SEWELL CHARLOTTE LANCASTER CLAIRE BREAUX LEWIS AND TODD LEWIS BRENDA AND JOHN MARINO EVA AND ANDREW MARTINEZ MOLLY AND PHILIP STAGG

Donors

T H A N K YO U TO O U R G E N E R O U S D O N O R S WHO MAKE SO MUCH OF THE NEW ORLEANS FILM SOCIET Y PROGRAMMING POSSIBLE .

PRODUCERS CIRCLE

Producers Circle, Executive Producers Circle and Movie Mogul members move our initiatives forward, allowing us to serve larger and more varied audiences. We hope you will join us in our work to bring more diverse voices to the screen, educate young people about film, and empower audiences through unique storytelling. All Producers Circle + Movie Mogul members enjoy complimentary access to all NOFS programming, reserved seating for festivals, and invitations to exclusive film events in the city. For information on this or any of our donor programs and levels, contact Skye Macdonald at:

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GRANTORS Supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.

This program is supported 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. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.

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Community Partners

The NOFF Community Partnership Program is designed to connect communities with films that speak to them. These connections bring together like-minded individuals from different walks of life to experience a film together. NOFF hopes to unite people around the issues that matter to them, spark conversations and help inspire community action. With the goal to reach a diverse range of audiences, we could not do any of this without the aid of our amazing Community Partners. #Awayteam Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana NOLA Women on Bikes American Italian Culture Center Innocence Project New Orleans NolaVie AshĂŠ Cultural Arts Center Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES) NOVAC Black Star Books & Cafe Junebug Productions Panama Gateway International Association, Inc. BreakOUT! Katz Acting Joint Patois: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival BYP100 - New Orleans Chapter KM Dance Project Pelican Bomb Coffy Film Collective Louisiana Chapter National Lawyers Guild PONT:Productions Congo Square Preservation Society Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Prospect New Orleans P.4 Covenant House Louisiana SPCA Providence Community Housing Creative Alliance of New Orleans Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO) Shotgun Cinema Crescent City Comics May Gallery & Residency Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design (SCFD) CubaNOLA Arts Collective The McKenna Museum of African-American Art St. Augustine High School Cutting Edge NOLA Metropolitan Center for Women and Children Tulane Environmental Law Clinic Dancing Grounds New Orleans Abortion Fund United Cerebral Palsy Greater New Orleans DOPEciety New Orleans Photo Alliance United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Esoterotica, Original Erotic Readings by Local Writers New Orleans Public Library Women in Film and Television Louisiana Family Service of Greater New Orleans New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center YAYA The Global Mosaic Project, a project of True Mosaics Studio NOCCA NOLA Hiphop Archive

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Membership DID YOU KNOW?

+ Purchasing a 2-year membership makes the renewal process much easier!

+ NOFS memberships make great gifts!

New Orleans Film Society members are key partners in creating a vibrant cinema culture in New Orleans. Each year, with our members’ support, we bring hundreds of films and filmmakers to the city and provide opportunities for audiences of all ages to engage with visionary films, directors and other film lovers.

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Members-only discount on tickets to all NOFS events + merchandise Access to advance tickets for screenings during NOFF + advance copy of Program Guide Free admission to NOFS selected co-presentations at the Contemporary Arts Center + Ogden Museum of Southern Art Free regular popcorn at The Theatres at Canal Place for any + all screenings Free monthly screenings + $2 off on regular (non-discounted) admission tickets + free up-size on all concessions for seniors and matinee admissions at The Broad Theater Free admission to regular screenings at Chalmette Movies Free sneak preview tickets to new films at Elmwood, Clearview, Prytania + The Theatres at Canal Place Free popcorn + soft drink during movie screenings hosted by The Orpheum Theater 50% discount on Fandor membership for one year + access to Fandor’s online magazine Keyframe* Weekly newsletter with all NOFS events and special member perks Two French Film Festival Passes good for all screenings Two Six-Film Packages to NOFF, good for six regular screenings. Free admission to all NOFS screenings, including NOFF, French Film Festival + yearround screenings at other venues Reserved seating for all film festivals Recognition as an NOFS benefactor in the NOFF Program Guide Two NOFF Opening Night tickets with reserved seating + VIP reception Recognition on website, e-newsletters + on-screen before all NOFS programming Invitations for you and a guest to special Producers Circle-only events

$2,500

Personal Concierge for ticket bookings + film selections

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15% discount for film professionals and 65+ seniors ($51) 50% discount for 30 and under ($30)

*Fandor is an on-demand streaming destination for indies, documentaries, classics, shorts, film festival selections, + foreign films

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Tickets + Passes REGULAR SCREENINGS

TICKETS + PASSES

NOFS Members $9 | General $12 OPENING NIGHT FILM AT THE ORPHEUM THEATER Does not include Opening Night Party

NOFS Members $25 | General $35 CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING AT ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS Does not include Closing Night Party

NOFS Members $15 | General $20 GALA SCREENING AT THE ORPHEUM THEATER

NOFS Members $15 | General $20 SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

NOFS Members $12 | General $15 STUDENT RUSH LINE Avaliable for all regular screenings

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MAIN BOX OFFICE

MERCHANDISE STORE + PASS PICK UP AT ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS

ALL ACCESS PASS

NOFS Members $250 | General $320

—— Admission to all festival screenings, with reservations (151 movie options to choose from)

—— Early access to online reservations —— Access to the VIP Lounge at Ace Hotel New Orleans —— Access to all official NOFF 2016 parties (each night of the Festival) + receptions

—— Priority entrance to all screenings —— Advance copy of the Program Guide (If purchased before September 25, 2016)

—— NOFS Member discount on vintage merchandise WEEKENDER PASS

NOFS Members $150 | General $175

—— Admission to all festival screenings on Friday-Sunday, with reservations (67 movie options to choose from)

—— Admission to Saturday and Sunday parties —— Early access to online reservations —— Priority entrance to all screenings —— Advance copy of the Program Guide (If purchased before September 25, 2016)

Film Packages UNLIMITED FILM PACKAGE

NOFS Members $125 | General $150

—— Admission to all festival screenings (excluding Opening + Closing Night), with reservations (149 movie options to choose from)

—— Early access to online reservations —— Advance copy of the Program Guide (If purchased before September 25, 2016)

HOURS

MON, OCT 10–WED, OCT 12 12 PM–7 PM THU, OCT 13–THU, OCT 20 10 AM–10 PM PURCHASE TICKETS AND PASSES AT

WWW.NEWORLEANSFILMFESTIVAL.ORG CUSTOMER SERVICE HOTLINE:

504.309.6633

SEPTEMBER 26–OCTOBER 9 3PM–7PM OCTOBER 10–20 11AM–7PM E-MAIL:

SIX FILM PACKAGE

NOFS Members $45 | General $55

—— Admission to six regular screenings (excluding Opening + Closing Night, Gala, and Spotlight) at a discounted rate.

—— Advance copy of the Program Guide (If purchased before September 25, 2016)

PASSES AND PACKAGES DO NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO SCREENINGS. TO GUARANTEE A SEAT, RESERVATIONS MUST BE SECURED IN ADVANCE ONLINE OR AT ANY BOX OFFICE. THERE WILL BE A $1 SERVICE FEE APPLIED TO ALL PASS/ PACKAGE PURCHASES.

AUG 1: All Access Passes on sale

Key Dates

INFO@NEWORLEANSFILMSOCIETY.ORG MEMBERS@NEWORLEANSFILMSOCIETY.ORG

SEP 12: Weekender Pass, Unlimited Film Package + Six-Film Package on sale

Box offices at each screening venue open one hour prior to the first screening and close one hour after the last movie of the day starts.

OCT 3: Online tickets on sale for general public

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SEP 26: Online tickets on sale for NOFS members, pass holders, Unlimited Film Package holders

OCT 10: Main Box Office, Merchandise Store, Pass Pick Up opens at Ace Hotel New Orleans


FAQ's Ticketing How does the Rush Line work? —— Rush line will form 30 minutes before showtime at the corresponding venue. —— Approximately 10 minutes prior to the screening, empty seats are counted and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis to those in line. —— There is a maximum of 1 ticket per person. Do I need to print out the ticket I bought online or can it be scanned on my cell phone? We are able to scan QR codes from tickets through electronic devices. We request that you pull up your ticket ahead of time, while waiting in line.

When do online ticketing and reservations end? Two hours before the listed start time for the film. After that, tickets can be purchased at the box office. Box Office opens one hour prior to showtime. Can I get student rush tickets in advance? No. You must follow the rules of the rush line, which starts 30 minutes before each screening. You also must present a valid student ID to purchase rush tickets. Are NOFF purchases refundable? All sales are final, including NOFF merchandise. Passes and tickets are neither refundable nor transferrable. Only in a situation that a screening is canceled by NOFF, all tickets will be refunded. I’m an NOFS member. How many tickets can I reserve at the member price? You can reserve one ticket per membership at the discounted price (two tickets for dual memberships). What methods of payment are accepted at NOFF box offices? —— Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and cash —— Checks are accepted only for membership + donation with valid ID.

I can’t decide between two movies playing at the same time. Can I reserve seats to both and decide later? Unfortunately, our system can’t accommodate that. Why aren't there more screenings of certain films? Oftentimes studios and distributors limit the number of screenings and the number of tickets we can sell. If you aren't able to secure a ticket for one of the more high-profile titles, don't worry: the film will likely return for a regular theatrical run in the city.

Passes + Packages

—— Passes are pick-up only at the Main Box Office at Ace Hotel New Orleans. —— Most of the Passes will be ready to pick up starting October 10, when

the Main Box Office opens. Festival guests (filmmakers, jurors, panelists, mentors) can pick up passes beginning Tuesday, October 11.

You have to wear your Pass to all NOFF screenings and events to gain access to the priority access lines, parties, and the VIP Lounge at Ace Hotel New Orleans.

I purchased an Unlimited Film Package or a Six Film Package. Do I get a physical pass to wear? No. We’ll give you a package number to reserve tickets online or at any box office. I lost my Pass. Can I get a replacement? Please report to Pass Pick Up location at the Main Box Office. The replacements will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please note that there will be a fee charged when addressing lost, forgotten, or stolen passes.

Seating + Reservations

What if I am running late? —— To guarantee seating, you have to arrive 10 minutes before the start of the film, even if you have a ticket or reservation. —— If you have not checked in 10 minutes before the screening time, NOFF releases your ticket or reservation for sale. This means there is no guarantee you will be admitted to the movie. —— We do not issue refunds if ticketholders arrive late. Can I save a place for my guest arriving later? Saving space in line or seats in the theater is not permitted.

Can I bring outside food or drinks to a theater? No. All venues will have concessions offering drinks and snacks. Some venues have restaurants in close proximity and serve alcohol that can be brought into the theater. Are all Festival venues ADA accessible? —— All venues meet ADA requirements. Please refer to Venue Page for specific information on each venue. —— Contact NOFF two weeks in advance to request additional accommodations. NOFF staff will make every effort to provide appropriate accommodations to ensure a positive and equitable experience for all our guests. Can I bring my child to a movie during the Festival? Most NOFF screenings are only appropriate for adults FAMILY and are not suitable for younger audiences. Selected FRIENDLY screenings will be marked as family-friendly in the program guide and those movies are recommended for wider audiences, including those under 18. We urge all filmgoers to read the full descriptions and view trailers, when available, on our website before making final selections.

NOTICE ON FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY:

While attending the New Orleans Film Festival events, please be reminded that your photograph or image may be taken at any event, including inside or outside of buildings. As such, you hereby agree to relinquish any reasonable expectation of privacy and understand that the use of your image does not violate any right of privacy, law, regulation or agreement. Moreover, you hereby grant permission to New Orleans Film Society to use, or authorize others to use, any photograph, motion picture, image, recording, or any other record of your participation in activities within the film festival in whole or in part, in perpetuity, in all media and means, for commercial purposes or any other legitimate purpose for the New Orleans Film Festival.

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FRENQUENTLY ASKED QUESTSIONS

What if my printer doesn’t work or I forget the ticket? If you cannot produce your ticket on a mobile device, you can visit any NOFF Box Office to have your tickets reprinted. However, you have to show your order number, photo ID, or NOFS membership card.

Can I flash my Pass and get into a movie? All passholders are required to reserve and print tickets in advance of screenings.

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Festival Venues

1. ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS - FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS (screening venue, Main box office, Merchandise store, VIP Lounge, Cinema Reset) 600 Carondelet St, NO, LA 70130 Parking: valet, street or adjacent lots Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (St. Charles streetcar line) ADA accessibility + seating

FESTIVAL VENU ES

2. THE ORPHEUM THEATER

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129 Roosevelt Way, NO, LA 70112 Parking: street or adjacent lots Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (4 lines on Canal St.) ADA accessibility + seating + assistive listening devices available per request

3. THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE 3rd Floor, 333 Canal Street, NO, LA 70130 Parking: adjacent lot with validation Public transit: by streetcar stop (all lines) ADA accessibility + seating + assistive listening devices & Captiview available per request

4. ENTERGY GIANT SCREEN THEATER AT AUDUBON NATURE INSTITUTE

6. ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, NO, LA 70113 Parking: free Public transit: buses #15 and 91 or 3 blocks from streetcar stop (St. Charles line) Distance: 5 minutes by car from downtown New Orleans; 15 minutes via public transit. ADA accessibility + seating

7. CHALMETTE MOVIES 8700 W Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette, LA 70043 Parking: free Distance: 20-30 minutes by car from downtown New Orleans ADA accessibility + seating + assistive listening devices available per request

8. THE BROAD THEATER 636 N Broad St, NO, LA 70119 Parking: free Public transit: combination of streetcar and bus (Canal - City Park/Museum line until Broad st. then bus#94 or streetcar till Basin st. and bus#32). Bike: via Lafitte Greenway. Distance: 10 minutes by car from downtown New Orleans; 30 minutes via public transit and 15 minutes on bike. ADA accessibility + seating

9. MAY GALLERY & RESIDENCY

1 Canal St, NO, LA 70130 Parking: adjacent lots Public transit: by streetcar stop (all lines) ADA accessibility + seating + assistive listening devices & Captiview available

750 Carondelet St, NO, LA 70130 Parking: street or adjacent lots Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (St. Charles line) ADA accessible

5. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER (screening venue, Pitch Perfect + Cinema Classroom)

Panels

900 Camp St, NO, LA 70130 Parking: street or adjacent lots Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (St. Charles line) or bus #11 ADA accessibility + seating

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10. INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL OF NEW ORLEANS 727 Carondelet St, NO, LA 70130 Parking: free, behind the building Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (St. Charles line) ADA accessibility + seating


Festival Venues

Party + Event Venues

Hotels:

605 Canal St, NO, LA 70130 Parking: street or adjacent lots Public transit: right by streetcar stop (4 lines on Canal st.) ADA accessible

600 Carondelet St, NO, LA 70130 Parking: valet, street or adjacent lots Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (St. Charles streetcar line)

1. PALACE CAFE

ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS

1. THE HOTEL MODERN NEW ORLEANS

2. THE LITTLE GEM SALOON

936 St Charles Ave, NO, LA 70130 Parking: valet, street or adjacent lots Public transit: streetcar stop (St. Charles streetcar line)

445 S Rampart St, NO, LA 70112 Parking: street or adjacent lots Public transit: 1 block from streetcar stop (Loyola Ave.) ADA Accessible

2. THE OLD NO. 77 HOTEL & CHANDLERY 535 Tchoupitoulas st., NO, LA 70130 Parking: valet, street or adjacent lots Public transit: 4 blocks from streetcar stop (St. Charles line)

3. GELDERMAN HOUSE 2403 Camp St, NO, LA 70130 Parking: street parking Public transit: 4 blocks from streetcar stop (St. Charles Ave. line) ADA Accessible

ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS MAP

4. SAINT HERON HOUSE

VIP LOUNGE SUITE 902

1340 Montegut St, NO, LA 70117 Parking: valet or street parking ADA Accessible

NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL THEATER

5. GALLIER HALL

BARNETT DINING ROOM

RESTROOMS

545 St Charles Ave, NO, LA 70130 Parking: street or adjacent lots Public transit: On street car line (St. Charles line) ADA accessible

BARNETT HALL

ELEVATORS

THE GALLERY

JOSEPHINE ESTELLE

6. MARDI GRAS WORLD

7. FULTON ALLEY 600 Fulton St, NO, LA 70130 Parking: street or adjacent lots Public transit: 4 blocks from streetcar stop (St. Charles line) or bus #10, 11 ADA Accessible

FILMMAKER ROUNDTABLES

LAFAYETTE STREET

1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, NO, LA 70130 Parking: adjacent lots ADA Accessible

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INSTALLATION:

LANDS END

BOX OFFICE PASS PICK UP MERCH STORE

BARNETT MUSIC ROOM

BARNETT GREEN ROOM HOTEL CHECK -IN HOTEL RESTAURANT

HOTEL LOBBY & BAR

RETAIL SHOPS STUMPTOWN

CARONDELET STREET

NOFF ENTRANCE

HOTEL ENTERANCE

Transportation information:

Arts District Bike Rental: Enter the promo code FILM in the note field for a $5 discount on 24h rental. Valid with an online reservation at http://artsdistrictbikerental.com/reserve-your-bike/ 916 Lafayette St, NO, LA 70113 Buzz Nola Bike Tours and Rentals (www.buzznola.com) use code NOFF to get $5 discount on rentals up Parking: street or adjacent lots to 24h and $10 discount on multi-day rentals. Public transit: 2 blocks from streetcar stop (St. Charles line) or bus #91,16 Public transportation via RTA (norta.com or app) | Uber and Lyft operate in New Orleans plus regular taxi service. ADA Accessible Premium Parking: Discount Code NOFF2016 10% off - valid only through official Premium app.

8. CELLARDOOR

Walking Chart Ace Hotel Ace Hotel Ashe Canal Place CAC

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19 min | 0.9 miles 14 min | 0.7 miles 9 min | 0.4 miles 19 min | 0.9 miles

The Orpheum

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15 min | 0.7 miles 10 min | 0.5 miles 2 min | 0.1 miles

May Gallery 3 min | 0.2 miles

Cellar Door 3 min | 0.1 miles

17 min | 0.8 miles 6 min | 0.7 miles

17 min | 0.8 miles 17 min | 0.8 miles

Little Gem Saloon

Palace Cafe 12 min | 0.5 miles

13 min | 0.6 miles 16 min | 0.8 miles 17 min | 0.8 miles 19 min | 0.8 miles 10 min | 0.4 miles 19 min | 0.8 miles 6 min | 0.3 miles

18 min | 0.9 miles 17 min | 0.9 miles 7 min | 0.3 miles

Entergy Giant Screen

15 min | 0.7 miles 33 min | 1.6 miles 6 min | 0.7 miles

The Orpheum

10 min | 0.5 miles 23 min | 1.1 miles 13 min | 0.6 miles 17 min | 0.9 miles 14 min | 0.7 miles

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Parties + Events TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS Home of Tony and Katherine Gelderman | 2403 Camp St Friday Oct 14 | 10pm-1am

Open to All Access Passholders Only Join us at the historic Gelderman home where we will toast the legendary Ella Brennan after the world premiere of the documentary celebrating her life and legacy. Joined by the Brennan family, guests will enjoy decadent dishes from Commander’s Palace, SoBou and Cafe Adelaide. Sip classic cocktails to beautiful jazz compositions from the illustrious and distinguished jazz musician Leah Chase.

FILMMAKER WELCOME PARTY HOSTED BY NOVAC The Little Gem Saloon | 445 S Rampart St Thursday Oct 13 | 8pm-11pm

Open to All Access Passholders and NOVAC members NOVAC returns to NOFF to host its 3rd annual Filmmaker Kickoff Party at the Little Gem Saloon featuring DJ Brice Nice on the ones and twos, a showcase of local films, plenty of drinks and local treats. Make sure you're in that number!

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AFRIKANDO: NEW ORLEANS EDITION Three Keys at Ace Hotel New Orleans | 600 Carondelet St Thursday Oct 13 | 11:30pm-2:00am

Free and Open to the Public DJ Laylo and the Afrofuture Society have teamed up to bring AfriKando to NOFF this year. AfriKando is a musical journey through the African Diaspora featuring classic and contemporary Latin, Caribbean, Afrobeat, Soul, Hip Hop, and House music. Wear your dancing shoes and come prepared to sweat the night away as DJ Laylo celebrates the musical connections of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and New Orleans.

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Free Admission + Complimentary Drinks for All Access Passholders General Admission with Open Bar: $20 NOFS members | $25 non-members It’s time to party! We’re hitting the mid-festival stride and it’s time to give our film brains a break and dance the night away! Partnering with the innovative Saint Heron Team and imaginatively unusual Hendrick’s Gin, the Saturday night party will take a turn for the bayou with Southern Louisiana cocktails and DJ grooves that will make you feel like this is home.


Parties + Events FIESTA CARIBEÑA Mardi Gras World | 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl Sunday Oct 16 | 9pm-1am

ADDITIONAL EVENT SPONSORS

Free Admission + Complimentary Drinks for All Access Passholders General Admission with Cash Bar: $10 members | $15 non-members In partnership with CubaNOLA and Warren Easton High school, NOFF will be celebrating New Orleans, Cuba, and the Caribbean through music and film. With special performances by Warren Easton Marching Band, Shamarr Allen, and the Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band. Also featuring Cuban music with Melvis Santa & special guests.

MONDAY NIGHT MINGLE Fulton Alley | 600 Fulton St Monday Oct 17 | 9:30pm-1:00am

Open to All Access Passholders We’re all pretty well acquainted by now, so grab your new friends and come on down to our 3rd Annual Weekend Wrap Bowling Party. Enjoy complimentary bowling lanes, appetizers, and craft cocktails.

Location TBD Tuesday Oct 18 | 8:30pm

Free and Open to the Public Join the She Was Famous cast & crew for a dance party after their Louisiana Premiere! Sounds by DJ FTK.

CINEMA RESET x MAY GALLERY & RESIDENCY x NOFF The Lost with piano and violin May Gallery & Residency | 750 Carondelet St Wednesday Oct 19 | 10:00pm-1:00am

Free for All Access Passholders + NOFS members Non-members: $5 | Admission includes first drink Immerse yourself in Reynold Reynolds' The Lost, a multi-channel film installation with live musical accompaniment at May Gallery, as you mingle with New Orleans artists, filmmakers, and festival-goers. *Opening and Closing night parties on pages 36 + 37.

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Relax and refuel between screenings with food, beverages, entertainment and special receptions in the Lounge in rooftop suite 902 at Ace Hotel New Orleans. *Open to All Access Passholders only

HOURS Thursday Oct 13 - Sunday Oct 16 10:00am-10:00pm Monday Oct 17 - Wednesday Oct 19 5:00pm-9:00pm Featuring food by Cake Cafe, Daddy’s Donuts, Wakin’ Bakin’, Whole Foods, Wink's World Famous Bakery & Bistro and more! Music by DJ Ann Glaviano, DJ ill Medina and DJ Soraya.

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Parties + Events Receptions RECEPTIONS IN THE VIP LOUNGE EMERGING VOICES RECEPTION SPONSORED BY NBPC AND FIRELIGHT MEDIA

Free and open to general public

Friday Oct 14 | 7:00pm-8:30pm

Join National Black Programming Consortium and Firelight Media as we celebrate filmmakers of color at NOFF and the Emerging Voices program’s mentors and mentees—past and present. Grab a drink and enjoy delicious bites from featured caterer Café Amelie. WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION-LOUISIANA AND WIFTINTERNATIONAL CELEBRATE WOMEN FILMMAKERS

Open to all those who support Women in Film Sunday Oct 16 | 5:15PM-6:15PM

Please join WIFT-LA & WIFT-International in celebrating the work of the wonderful women panelists and filmmakers participating in this year’s film festival. Let’s raise a glass and toast to the winner of the Juice Award for Narrative Feature in connection with Tangerine Entertainment. Learn more about upcoming WIFT-LA programs and membership. * Film receptions for "Jonah Stands Up" on page 103 and for She Was Famous on page 89.

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RECEPTIONS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER CONSULADO DE MEXICO EN NUEVA ORLEANS

Free and open to general public

Saturday Oct 15 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Join the Consulate of Mexico to celebrate the film "Sangre Alba" ("Dim Blood) by Mexican Director David Zonana and learn more about the country's film landscape. Drinks and light snacks provided. NEW ORLEANS BIRMINGHAM PSYCHOANALYTIC CENTER

Open to All Access Passholders and ticket holders from the My First Kiss and the People Involved screening Sunday Oct 16 | 5:15pm-6:15pm

Join the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center to celebrate the NOFF Film My First Kiss and the People Involved, by Director Luigi Campi. Have a drink, mingle, and learn more about membership and upcoming programming for the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center.

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She Formerly a producer with MTV Networks and Current TV, she is AR works as a camera assistant and is in pre- and post-production now a Strategist at New Orleans agency RAPJAB and has been on several projects of her own, ranging from experimental the founder/creative director of POC Zine Project since 2010. STY narratives to fusions between still photography and audio. She is a proud Queer Poly Chicana and loves Tracey Brown. OD Project: “Luz” (Narrative Short) GET Project: “Rising Phoenix” (Experimental Short) Luz, a young undocumented dominatrix and tech prodigy in New York City, ME An aging spirit embarks upon on an ancient ritual of reincarnation. navigates a world of blackmail, murder, family secrets, and betrayal after rescuing BIG MENTOR: KAHLIL JOSEPH an undocumented Mexican boy. OO Kahlil Joseph is an award winning LA–based filmmaker. His MENTOR: LISA KJERULFF evocative short film “Until The Quiet Comes” for Flying Lotus Lisa Kjerulff is a 2016 Sundance Institute Creative Producer Fellow. CIA received widespread critical acclaim and won the ‘Grand Jury Prize’ She produced and co-wrote Anna Rose Holmer’s feature narrative THE for Short Films at Sundance in 2012. He has worked with artists The Fits (Sundance, Venice, New Directors/New Films). Her first HIP including Kendrick Lamar and FKA Twigs. documentary feature, Northern Light, was released in 2014 to a Critic’s Pick in The Village Voice and The New York Times. NAL BENJAMIN SIMMONS AST Benjamin Simmons is a filmmaker raised in the high crimes ZAC MANUEL and good times 90s of New Orleans and scared of neither. After NO Zac Manuel is a director and cinematographer from New Orleans, a decade in Los Angeles, Benjamin returned to New Orleans in CUS and co-founder of The Greenhouse Collective. His films have 2010 to pursue filming the stories he knows best—the stories of played at festivals including SXSW, New Orleans, and Rotterdam. URE his city, seeking to capture the ideas and memories of his youth. His work has also been featured on platforms such as Billboard, ON Project: Animals (Documentary Feature) Fader, PBS, and Time Inc. EET Focusing on a local phenomenon involving a specific brand of Bally sneakers, Project: Bloodthicker (Documentary Feature) THE Animals investigates how luxury brands respond to street style appropriation, while A coming of age tale, Bloodthicker follows three young rappers in HIP painting a portrait of NOLA hip hop culture in its nascent form. New Orleans as they navigate the territory between boyhood and manhood in the shadows and influence of their famous fathers. THE MENTOR: SONYA CHILDRESS Sonya Childress is the Director of Partnerships and Engagement MENTOR: LOIRA LIMBAL WN for Firelight Media. She previously held positions with Loira Limbal currently serves as the Vice President + California Newsreel, Active Voice, Kartemquin Films, Working NA Documentary Lab Director for Firelight Media. Limbal is also a and the Independent Television Service. She led the IVE Films, Latina filmmaker and activist who directed and produced Estilo impact campaigns for The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Hip Hop, a documentary about hip hop activists from Brasil, GI Revolution, Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders, and Hip-Hop: Chile, and Cuba and was an official selection of the Tribeca All Beyond Beats and Rhymes. OM Access Institute; it aired nationally on PBS in June 2009. 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THE Project: “Seven of Diamonds” (Narrative Short) ONE After being released from prison, two criminals break into a suburban home to claim Project: Mystic She (Documentary Feature) Through a Bush Doctor in Cape Town, a Maroon seamstress in Suriname, an Aboriginal AN what’s rightfully theirs, and will stop at nothing to get it. painter in Australia, and a Baby Doll performer in New Orleans: Mystic She presents DY’S MENTOR: ANGEL KRISTI WILLIAMS women with the common hope of maintaining their culture while influencing the future. LEE Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Angel received her B.A. MENTOR: SONIA KENNEBECK in Visual Art from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Sonia Kennebeck is an independent documentary filmmaker and OUR A recent Film Independent Project Involve Fellow, she now works investigative journalist who has worked for CNN and Panorama, EM in Artist Development for the same program. Her short film German public television’s highest-rated current affairs program. GHT “Charlotte” screened at NOFF 2015 and won awards at Atlanta Her films (including newly-released National Bird) primarily deal and Sarasota Film Festivals. She was recently named one of ten with international politics and human rights issues. THE black directors to watch by Paste Magazine. #NOFF2016 23 ALL

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Pitch Perfect

Education

Launched in 2011, Pitch Perfect offers Southern filmmakers the opportunity to hone the art of pitching in a competition setting that allows for on-the-spot feedback from industry professionals—and a chance to win cash and prizes to help bring their film idea to life. Pitch Perfect has two tracts: one for film students at Southern colleges and universities and another for non-student Southern-based filmmakers. College- and university-level participants are selected by their respective schools, whereas non-student filmmakers are selected through an open call for pitchers that takes place before the festival. Each tract has two categories: documentary pitches and narrative pitches. Participants will have three minutes to pitch their idea before the panel, and are allowed to use up to two minutes of audio-visual materials. The winners from each category in both Pitch Perfect tracts will receive a Movie Magic Premiere Bundle, which includes budgeting and scheduling software, a Conference Flex Pass for the 2017 NAB Show, and a cash production prize to work on the project they pitch. Narrative winners will also receive Final Draft software.

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All pitch events take place live before an audience and a panel of industry judges. Admission is free for all events. For attending any much smaller pitch events, students showing a valid student ID will receive one voucher for a regular NOFF screening. pitch perfect is sponsored by

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DOCUMENTARY PITCH

DOCUMENTARY PITCH

Contemporary Arts Center

Contemporary Arts Center

4:30pm–6:00pm

Participants finalized in early October.

NARRATIVE PITCH

11:30am–1:00pm

Participating Schools: Auburn University, Florida State University, University of Alabama, The University of New Orleans, Wake Forest University, Loyola University

6:30pm–8:00pm

NARRATIVE PITCH

Participants finalized in early October.

Contemporary Arts Center

Contemporary Arts Center

Participating Schools: Auburn University, Florida State University, University of Alabama, The University of New Orleans, Loyola University

EDUCATION

Cinema Classroom

1:30pm–3:00pm

sponsored by

Established in 2012, Cinema Classroom is an annual program that expands students’ experience of film to include a critical perspective and develop media literacy. Through Cinema Classroom, students receive the tools to engage critically with visual media and have the opportunity to meet working filmmakers. Throughout October, Cinema Classroom will travel with filmmakers to middle schools, high schools and universities across the city, offering free film screenings to student audiences and facilitating in-depth Q+A sessions with filmmakers.

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Panels All panels are free + open to the public. Panels will be held in the auditorium at The International High School of New Orleans 727 Carondelet St

THE DOC DOCTOR IS IN: FEEDBACK LOOP LIVE

Saturday, Oct 15 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Some of the most vital and forward-thinking work in cinema happens in short form, and yet many of these miniature masterpieces remain criminally under-seen. After the festival fog clears, the glowing reviews are buried in the news feed, and the tastemakers all go home, how does a great short film make its way to that big, untapped audience in the cloud? Listen in as programmers from some of the internet’s most prominent screening channels trade visions of an online short-form utopia. With support from the City of New Orleans Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy

Saturday, Oct 15 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Christina Humphrey (moderator) is Programming Director of the Atlanta Film Society, presenting organization of the Atlanta Film Festival. Penelope Bartlett Penelope Bartlett is Director of Programming for the Palm Springs International ShortFest, programmer at the Criterion Channel, and curator for Short of the Week. Jeffrey Bowers is Senior Curator at Vimeo and a programmer at VICE Shorts. Lisa Landi aquires and programs short films for KQED's Film School Shorts. Amanda Salazar is Vice President of Film Acquisitions at Fandor. Farihah Zaman Farihah Zama works as production manager for Field of Vision.

With support from the City of New Orleans Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy

LOUISIANA IS THE BEST PLACE TO FILM. PERIOD.

Iyabo Boyd is an independent film producer, writer/director, and the founder of Feedback Loop.

This panel convenes a collection of informed voices representing various aspects of the business of film, from stages to labor to independent producing, and the call-lines are open. They’re ready to take questions about, and dispel myths around, the current state of our incentive program, bringing to the table real talk about how changes to incentives impact the industries that make up The Industry. If you’re committed to film in Louisiana, you’re going to want to hear what this group has to say.

Got a great subject for a documentary but unsure where to start? Applying for grants, labs, and fellowships and hitting a wall? On your ninth “first cut” and losing your grip on reality? At organizations like Tribeca Film Institute and IFP, Iyabo Boyd has made a career of shepherding filmmakers through these crises and more. Her new venture Feedback Loop is aimed at supporting doc films from concept to execution to festivals to marketing, clearing out the chatter clogging the channels between the doc world’s gatekeepers and the next generation of worthy projects. Here, she’ll administer a healthy dose of documentary first-aid, live and in person.

VIRTUAL REALITY CINEMA: TEACHING A NEW DOG OLD TRICKS Saturday, Oct 15 | 1:30pm-2:30pm

Virtual Reality has come along way, from 90s kitsch (Lawnmower Man, anyone?) to killer tech. What was once unbelievably futuristic is now on the shelf at your local mall, and VR is supporting everything from video games to war games to medical training to online shopping. But can it handle movies? Our intrepid panelists are among the first wave of filmmakers to jump into the breach, bringing the arthouse straight to your retinas, and the results are more than just a promising proof-of-concept. Come hear their take on this new platform. With support from NOVAC and the City of New Orleans Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy

Rachel Lin Weaver (moderator) is Creative Technology faculty at Virginia Tech and co-director of Cinema Reset. Janicza Bravo is lead artist of the VR project "Hard World For Small Things." Eve M. Cohen is a co-founder and Cinematographer at Large at Seed & Spark. She recently shot the VR short "The Visitor." WITH MAJOR SUPPORT FROM

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LONG LIVES FOR SHORT FILMS: ONLINE DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS

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Saturday, Oct 15 | 4:30pm-5:30pm

With support from the City of New Orleans Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy

Carroll Morton (moderator) is Manager of Entertainment Industry Development for the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy. Amy Mitchell-Smith is director of the Baton Rouge Film Commission and an independent producer. Trey Burvant is Director of Operations at Second Line Stages. Cory Parker is Business Agent of IATSE Local 478. Robert Vosbein is President of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association.

DISPATCHES FROM THE FIELD: A NOLA INDIE SURVIVAL KIT Sunday, Oct 16 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

Each year NOFF showcases the best independent filmmaking from inside the city and around the state, but before a locally-made micro-budget film is ready to sparkle at its premiere it has to weave an often tortuous path through a production landscape that’s half-minefield, half-marathon. How do local filmmakers equip for this journey, and how do they persevere against the headwinds that face any independent production from day one? Join us as three pairs of New Orleans’ most promising emerging filmmakers–each with a major project at a different stage of production– share war stories, reflect on challenges faced, problems solved, and lessons learned. With support from Women in Film and Television-LA. Natalie Kingston + Brian Miller Richard are co-founders of Construct Films and are currently in pre-production on the narrative feature film Easy Lies the Head. Kenna J. Moore + Laurel McGehee are the writer/director and production manager, respectively, of the narrative feature film She Was Famous, (NOFF2016). Sasha Solodukhina + Emily MacKenzie are New Orleans-based filmmakers currently in production for the documentary feature film Scar Story.


Filmmaker Roundtables All Filmmaker Roundtables will be held in the Ansgar Media / Village Studios Meeting Rooms at Ace Hotel New Orleans 600 Carondelet St

TAX INCENTIVES Q+A WITH LOUISIANA ENTERTAINMENT Thursday, Oct 13 | 1:30pm-2:30pm

The Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development’s primary goal is to encourage development in Louisiana of a strong capital base for motion picture production to achieve a sustainable, self-supporting industry. OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC Chris Stelly is the Executive Director of Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development.

DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY WITH QUIVER Thursday, Oct 13 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Quiver helps filmmakers distribute to worldwide audiences via video on demand retailers like iTunes, Google Play, and Netflix. Quiver’s parent company, Premiere Digital, is one of the largest digital servicing companies in the world. OPEN TO FILMMAKER PASS HOLDERS ONLY Sean Flanagan is the marketing and sales manager of Quiver, the independent film branch of Premiere Digital Services.

NEW FRONTIERS IN DISTRIBUTION WITH BITTORRENT Saturday Oct 15 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM

BitTorrent’s content delivery technology and new content platform can be utilized to maximize self-distribution for independent filmmakers. Their new Discovery Fund is designed to help indie filmmakers create audience-direct distribution and cultivation strategies. The Discovery Fund has a rolling open call, and provides $2,500 - $100,000 in marketing and distribution funding. OPEN TO FILMMAKER PASS HOLDERS ONLY Co-presented with NOVAC Austin Briggs is a content strategist at BitTorrent, Inc., working on the BitTorrent Bundles program.

REPRESENTATION AND FILM FINANCE WITH CAA + CINETIC Saturday, Oct 15 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

VR DEMO WITH SEED&SPARK Friday, Oct 14 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

Cinematic Virtual Reality is a new way of telling a story—though some of the same filmmaking rules apply, many are vastly different. Join us for a philosophical and technical discussion on the basics of VR filmmaking. Includes a hands- on demo. OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

Cinetic Media is a New York-based film and media company that provides clients with advisory services in every aspect of development and operations related to motion pictures. CAA’s Film Finance Group assists clients in securing financing and distribution, structuring production companies, and executing deals. OPEN TO FILMMAKER PASS HOLDERS ONLY

Co-presented by NOLATech Week + NOVAC Eve M. Cohen is a co-founder and Cinematographer at Large at Seed&Spark.

Kate Hurwitz is an Acquisitions Executive at Cinetic Media. Tristen Tuckfield is an Agent in the Film Finance Group at Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WITH TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE

COMEDY WRITING: A SERIOUS DISCUSSION Sunday, Oct 16 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Friday, Oct 14 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

Since its inception in 2001, Tribeca Film Institute has supported artists in scripted and documentary cinema, as well as a growing array of interactive and new media disciplines. Come learn more about TFI opportunities. OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Bryce Norbitz is Manager of Artist Programs at Tribeca Film Institute. Molly O’Keefe is Director of Scripted Programs at Tribeca Film Institute. Opeyemi Olukemi is Senior Director of Interactive Programs at Tribeca Film Institute.

Join this group of seasoned writers with experience ranging over film, TV and web, for a free-form discussion of the state of the art. OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Jordan Firstman is a writer on Search Party and a three-time NOFF alum. Brett Gelman is the creator of Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America (Adult Swim) and has written for The Eric Andre Show. G. Charles Rogers is a co-creator of Search Party and was a staff writer on Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

Friday, Oct 14 | 3:30pm-5:30pm

Contemporary Arts Center

Saturday, Oct 15 | 12:00pm-4:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

Receive basic one-on-one training with a Super 8 camera, then borrow a Pro8mm camera to shoot a free roll of Kodak Super 8 film. All of the film will be processed in native 1080p HD at Pro8mm in Burbank, CA, and a compilation reel will be edited together and made available online. Sign in at the registration desk, check out a camera and claim a roll of film.

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Career Achievement Awards PRESENTED BY THE NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL

ROB REINER

With LBJ, Rob Reiner adds another installment in a long and illustrious career in writing, acting, directing, and activism. Son of the comedic Carl Reiner, he was raised in a home well acquainted with the entertainment business and quickly rose to success in the recurring role of “Meathead” on the sitcom All in the Family. His writing and directing career took off with the acclaimed This is Spinal Tap (1984) and continued with such hits as The Princess Bride (1987), When Harry Met Sally (1989), and The Bucket List (2007). Reiner’s work has collectively earned him two wins and five nominations from the Emmys, nine Golden Globe nominations, and an Oscar nomination, among numerous other awards and accolades. Reiner has also used his considerable influence to support strongly held political beliefs and worked closely with the American Foundation for Equal Rights to win marriage equality in California. Most recently, Reiner has made television appearances on shows including Happyish and New Girl, directed the features So It Goes (2014) and Being Charlie (2015), and is working on a new feature, Shock and Awe, shot principally in New Orleans and focusing on controversy surrounding the Iraq War. “Rob Reiner’s impressive body of work offers a prismatic insight into the gamut of human emotion. His stories are an indelible part of our cultural memory—from genre-defining mockumentary to side-splitting comedy, from the fairy tale cult classic to an of-the-moment political narrative like LBJ. We are so grateful he has found a home for some of his stories here in Louisiana. We are excited to welcome him back and celebrate his career on opening night of the New Orleans Film Festival.” –Jolene Pinder, Executive Director of the New Orleans Film Society THIS AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED BY WOODY HARRELSON ON OPENING NIGHT.

JULIE DASH

Julie Dash is the Distinguished Professor of Cinema, Television and Emerging Media (CTEMS) at Morehouse College. From 2013-2016, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston, in the Department of African American Studies, and with the Avery Research Center for African American Studies. In 2013, she held the Bob Allison Chair in Media at Wayne State University. Dash has written and directed for CBS, BET, ENCORE STARZ, SHOWTIME, MTV Movies, and HBO; winning two NAACP Images Awards, and a Director’s Guild of America nomination for The Rosa Parks Story, which Angela Bassett received an Emmy nomination for her starring role. Ms. Dash earned her MFA in Film & Television production at UCLA; received her BA in Film Production from CCNY, and she was a Producing and Writing Conservatory Fellow at the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film Studies. When not working on her projects Ms. Dash is a frequent lecturer at many of the leading universities in the United States. Dash is the recipient of a USA Artists Fellowship (2007), Fulbright Fellowship (1991), Guggenheim Fellowship (1981), and Rockefeller Fellowships (1989 & 1991). “Julie Dash has been a hero to an entire generation of filmmakers—and filmgoers. Demonstrating a strong point of view and wholly original visual style, she represents the kind of groundbreaking auteur that the New Orleans Film Festival seeks out and celebrates. Her body of work as a director continues to influence artists today, and her work as an educator and mentor has truly shaped the cinematic voices of tomorrow. We are excited to spotlight her work and career with this special screening and award.” –Clint Bowie, Director of Programming for the New Orleans Film Society THIS AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED ON CLOSING NIGHT.

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Awards + Prizes This year’s pool of submissions numbered nearly 4000 and represented 115 countries, marking new records for the organization. A number of these films will compete for juried awards. Below is a list of feature films in juried competition, as well as a list of other awards that will be determined at the festival.

NARRATIVE FEATURE

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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$500 from the New Orleans Film Society + Quiver Awards Package

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72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? dir. Raafi Rivero

Farmer/Veteran dir. Alix Blair, Jeremy M. Lange

Back Story dir. Iman Shervington

Are We Not Cats dir. Xander Robin

Jackson dir. Maisie Crow

Before the West Coast dir. Oyd Craddock

Daddy's Boy dir. Daniel Armando

Jonas and the Backyard Circus (Jonas e o Circo sem Lona) dir. Paula Gomes

Bookie dir. Michael Yusko

Fugue dir. Jorge Torres-Torres Hara Kiri dir. Henry Alberto Hearts of Palm dir. Monica Peña A Morning Light dir. Ian Clark My First Kiss and the People Involved dir. Luigi Campi No Light and No Land Anywhere dir. Amber Sealey The Other Kids dir. Chris Brown

The Nine dir. Katy Grannan Painted Nails dir. Erica Jordan, Dianne Griffin The Prison in Twelve Landscapes dir. Brett Story Shelter dir. Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud The Shelter (Panahgah) dir. Abbas Sendi You and Me (Tú y Yo) dir. Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada

Forgotten Bayou dir. Victoria Greene One Note at a Time dir. Renee Edwards My Father, Die dir. Sean Brosnan People dir. Shane McGoey A Quiet Storm dir. Jason Affolder She Was Famous dir. Kenna J. Moore

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JURY WINNER: NARRATIVE SHORT

CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD: LOUISIANA NARRATIVE FEATURE (FOR CINEMATOGRAPHER)

$2000 from Tangerine Entertainment, Women in Film and Television Louisiana + Women in Film and Television International One week color grading and sweetening package at Ansgar Media / Village Studios, with round-trip airfare and accommodations ($40,000) $2500 in film stock from Kodak, Final Draft 9 + Vimeo Pro Account

$1,000 in sound services from Apex Post Production

$10,000 camera package from VER Camera New Orleans

CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD: LOUISIANA NARRATIVE SHORT (FOR CINEMATOGRAPHER)

JURY WINNER: DOCUMENTARY SHORT

$10,000 camera package from VER Camera New Orleans

HELEN HILL AWARD FOR ANIMATION

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST LOUISIANA FEATURE

$500 from the New Orleans Film Society + Vimeo Pro Account Toon Boom Storyboard Pro (one year license), Toon Boom Harmony Premium (one year license) + Final Draft 9 SPECIAL JURY MENTION ANIMATION

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$10,000 post-production package from Digital FX

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

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AUDIENCE AWARD FOR NARRATIVE SHORT

JURY WINNER: EXPERIMENTAL SHORT

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JURY WINNER: LOUISIANA SHORT

Audience Awards will also be given in the following categories Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Louisiana Short, Animated Short, Experimental Film, Music Video

$250 from the New Orleans Film Society + Vimeo Pro Account $10,000 post-production package from Digital FX + Final Draft 9 THE APEX POST AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A LOUISIANA FILM

$2,500 in sound services from Apex Post Production

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AWARDS + PRIZES

JUICE AWARD FOR NARRATIVE FEATURE FROM A FEMALE DIRECTOR

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Jurors

Narrative Features STEPHANIE NORTHEN

Stephanie Northen has worked in entertainment for over a decade, first in music then falling in love with film in 2008. Working in Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles, she has executed publicity campaigns for Warner Bros., Fox Searchlight, CBS Films, MGM, Lionsgate, and Roadside Attractions to name a few. She currently serves as Sr. Director of Publicity at Roadside Attractions in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and recently born film lover, Arthur.

KATE HURWITZ

Kate Hurwitz currently focuses on bringing in projects for sales representation at Cinetic Media, which provides advisory services in every aspect of development and operations related to motion pictures. She previously worked for Cinetic’s sister company FilmBuff in acquisitions, and started her career in HBO’s publicity department. Kate graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English.

OPEYEMI OLUKEMI

Opeyemi Olukemi is Senior Director of Interactive for Tribeca Film Institute. She has created numerous programs in the interactive field, including a creative incubator that mentors storytellers and technologists in creating interactive prototypes (Tribeca Hacks). Olukemi is also Assistant Professor of Integrated Media at Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, a mentor at NEW INC and is a 2016 Rockwood JustFilms Fellow.

Documentary Features YORUBA RICHEN

Yoruba Richen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her last feature film, The New Black, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and went on to be nominated for an NAACP Image Award and a GLAAD Media Award. She is currently developing her next feature documentary, How it Feels to be Free, about pioneering African-American female entertainers. Yoruba is a Fulbright fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and the 2016 recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough filmmaker award.

FARIHAH ZAMAN

SALLY BERGER

RACHEL RANEY

CONNI CASTILLE

ASHA PHELPS

THALIA LANE

Farihah Zaman is a Brooklynbased filmmaker whose diverse film background includes, critic, programmer, and Acquisitions Manager. She currently works as production manager for Field of Vision and writes for Reverse Shot, Huffington Post, Filmmaker Magazine, and the AV Club, among others. Her first feature film is the award winning documentary Remote Area Medical, which was followed by the short "Kombit," (2014 Sundance) and second feature This Time Next Year (2014 Tribeca).

Before becoming a scholar-inresidence at the Center for Media, Culture, and History at NYU, Sally Berger was an Assistant Curator in the Department of Film at the Museum of Modern Art. For 30 years her exhibitions showcased many media genres and retrospectives of numerous directors. Berger was also Director/co-founder of Doc Fortnight, an international festival of nonfiction film, and still actively curates in many of MoMA’s annual series such as Media Scope and Video Viewpoints.

L ouisiana Features LAUREN DOMINO

Lauren Domino is a native of New Orleans whose film producing work includes two seasons of the web series Black Folk Don’t and a number of short films, including "Like" (Field of Vision), which premiered at SXSW this year. She worked with the New Orleans Film Society to launch Emerging Voices, a mentoring initiative for people of color—and she launched Women and Girls Matter, a series of panels and events showcasing the role of women in documentary film with Arts Engine, Inc.

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LESLIE IWERKS

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Leslie Iwerks is an award-winning writer, producer and director. Her short documentary Recycled Life, chronicling the people living in the largest landfill in Guatemala, was nominated for an Academy Award, and her feature-length documentary The Pixar Story was nominated for an Emmy. Her body of work encompasses the films Citizen Hearst, Pipe Dreams, and Dirty Oil, and her production company, Iwerks & Co., pushes the storytelling medium on multiple fronts.

Straight out of college, Rachel Raney landed at the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, working on documentaries for the PBS series Frontline. After producing on multiple projects for CIR and other production companies, Raney’s directorial debut, the feature documentary Livermore, aired on PBS’ Independent Lens. For four years Raney served as Executive Director of the Southern Documentary Fund, and has recently joined UNC-TV as Director of Independent Productions.

Asha Phelps has worked as a coordinator and resident Girl Friday at IFC Center for the past five years assisting in all areas of theater and works annually with DOC NYC. She was a 2016 participant in the inaugural Industry Academy International U.S., hosted by Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Locarno International Film Festival, and has previously served as a short film juror at Florida Film Festival. She has a BA in Cinema Studies from NYU.

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Conni Castille holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, and a Masters Degree in Folklore from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she currently teaches film. Over the past few years, she has directed several award-winning documentaries on Cajun and Creole culture that have been supported by the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. These include Raised on Rice and Gravy (2009) and T-Gallop: A Louisiana Horse Story (2012).

Thalia Lane attended Goldsmiths University in London, graduating with a BA (Honors) in Textiles. She later moved to Bristol, UK to work for Aardman Animations where she started in the model shop making props and sets and eventually moved into in the costume department. She served on many film productions in Europe, including Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Frankenweenie. In 2012, she arrived at LAIKA where she is an integral part of the studio’s costume department.


Jurors

Narrative Shorts ANGEL KRISTI WILLIAMS

A Baltimore, Maryland native, Angel Williams received her B.A. in Visual Art from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an M.F.A. in directing from Columbia College Chicago. Her most recent short "Charlotte", currently on the festival circuit, won jury prizes at Atlanta and Sarasota Film Festival. Angel is a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow, recently named one of ten black directors to watch by Paste Magazine and in development on her feature directorial debut.

PENELOPE BARTLETT

Penelope Bartlett is a programmer for The Criterion Channel, served as Director of Programming for the 2016 Palm Springs Shortfest, and also writes and curates for the website shortoftheweek.com. She previously held positions at the Chicago International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and the Glasgow Short Film Festival. She also produced “Crystal Lake” by writer/ director Jennifer Reeder, which world premiered at the 2016 Berlinale.

AMANDA SALAZAR

Amanda Salazar is the Vice President of Film Acquisitions at Fandor, based in San Francisco. She is also the co-director of the reconstituted Camera Obscura film society in Petaluma, CA. Previously she was Program Director at the Newport Beach Film Festival and Orange County Film Society and she still continues to program at select festivals. She is also a classically trained violinist and continues to teach and perform.

Documentary Shorts DENAE PETERS

Denae Peters is currently a Campaign Manager at Film Sprout where she specializes in grassroots, community-screening campaigns for feature length documentaries. Her experience includes the Manager of Guest/Filmmaker Relations at the Toronto International Film Festival and year round programming at TIFF Bell Lightbox. She has been a moderator for DOC NYC and has served on committees for the Montclair Film Festival, TIFF Kids and Reel Asian International Film Festival.

MRIDU CHANDRA

LISA KJERULFF

EVE COHEN

LISA LANDI

Mridu Chandra, an alum of the CPB/WGBH Producers Academy and the Tribeca Film Institute's All Access Program, is a producer of award-winning documentaries and independent feature films. Documentary credits include producing Out In The Night (POV / PBS) and co-producing Electoral Dysfunction (WTTW / PBS). Feature film credits include producing 6-time festival award winner Poundcake (AFI-LA), releasing under the new title The Dissection of Thanksgiving.

Lisa Kjerulff is a 2016 Sundance Institute Creative Producer Fellow. She produced and co-wrote Anna Rose Holmer’s feature narrative, The Fits (Sundance, Venice, New Directors/New Films), which received wide acclaim. Lisa’s first documentary feature, Northern Light, was released in 2014 to a Critic’s Pick in The Village Voice and The New York Times. In partnership with Flies Collective, Lisa also produced Zachary Shedd’s feature narrative Americana (Seattle, LESFF).

L ouisiana Shorts ROSIE WONG

Rosie Wong oversees the Sundance Industry Office for the Film Festival and outreach for the Institute’s Alumni community, which includes past Program Fellows and Festival Filmmakers. She has been on juries at a number of film festivals, including Starz Denver, Dallas International, Cleveland International, Milwaukee, Ashland, RiverRun, and Nashville. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Film Festival Alliance. Rosie has a BA in Literature and MFA in Producing, both from UCLA.

Eve M. Cohen is a cinematographer whose work ranges from independent feature films to television series, documentaries, and cinematic virtual reality. She entered into the world of filmmaking through fine art and holds a bachelor’s degree in fine art photography and a masters in cinematography, both from UCLA. She has also filmed a variety of projects for VICE, CNN, and ESPN—and shot the acclaimed Cinematic Virtual Reality project “The Visitor.” She is also a co-founder at Seed&Spark.

Lisa Landi has been integral in the forming of Film School Shorts and Truly CA. In 2006 she joined KQED and has worked on national programs such as The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, JeanMichel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures and the cooking programs of Jacques Pepin. She also works with independent producers to edit, distribute and promote their work under the KQED brand.

E xperimental Shorts MAAIKE GOUWENBERG

RACHEL LIN WEAVER

Rachel Lin Weaver is co-director of Cinema Reset, and has recently staged exhibitions of her work at the Nami Gallery in Tehran and the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, among others. She was artist-inresidence at the Weight of Mountains Filmmaking Residency in Iceland, and has a forthcoming artist residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Rachel works in Appalachia, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech.

ANA LOPEZ

Ana M. López became the director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University in Fall 2000. She is also an Associate Professor in the Communication Department and Associate Provost of the university. Her work has been widely published in film and Latin American studies journals and she is the co-editor of the volumes Mediating Two Worlds (1993) and The Ethnic Eye: Latino Media Arts (1996).

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Maaike Gouwenberg is a curator based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2010, she initiated Arts Project Era with artist Keren Cytter. A.P.E develops projects that cannot be realized within traditional institutional formats or frameworks. She is a short film programmer at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and co-directs the international multidisciplinary residency program Deltaworkers in New Orleans. She is a board member of de Appel arts centre, Touki Delphine, and 1646.

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Films


Opening Night AT THE ORPHEU M THE ATER

+Wed

USA | 2016 | 98 min

Oct 12 7:00pm

Narrative

L BJ

ROB REINER

Rob Reiner is an actor, director, and activist originally from the Bronx. He studied at UCLA Film School and acted in All in the Family (1971–1979) before directing such films as This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Stand By Me (1986), The Princess Bride (1987), and Misery (1990), Reiner is the recipient of a 2016 Career Achievement Award from the New Orleans Film Festival.

OPENING NIGHT

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DIR: Rob Reiner PRD: Rob Reiner, Matthew George, Liz Glotzer, Trevor White, Tim White WRI: Joey Hartstone DP: Barry Markowitz ED: Bob Joyce After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival’s running mate. But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of vice president. That all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird (Jennifer Jason Leigh) by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency. As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and one-time mentor Georgia Senator Richard Russell as he seeks to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Opening Night Party

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Following the screening and award presentation, audiences will form a second-line and parade from the Orpheum Theater to the Palace Café, the flagship restaurant of Dickie Brennan & Company renowned for its contemporary Creole cuisine.


Closing Night AT ACE HOTEL NEW ORLE ANS USA | 1991 | 112 min

+Thu

Narrative

Oct 20 7:30pm

DAUG H TERS O F T HE DU ST

JULIE DASH

Julie Dash has written and directed for CBS, BET, ENCORE, STARZ, SHOWTIME, MTV Movies, and HBO, winning two NAACP Images Awards, and a Director’s Guild of America nomination for The Rosa Parks Story. She is the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, & Rockefeller Fellowships—and is receiving a 2016 Career Achievement Award from the New Orleans Film Festival. DIR: Julie Dash PRD: Julie Dash, Arthur Jafa WRI: Julie Dash DP: Arthur Jafa ED: Joseph Burton, Amy Carey Daughters of the Dust is the story of conflict and struggle between changing values in the early 1900s as a Lowcountry family, living on one of the sea islands, prepares to migrate, leaving their land and legacy for the promise of the North. The film focuses on the women of the Peazant Family; the carriers of traditions and beliefs firmly linked to their African heritage. The story unfolds over the course of a family picnic, the last supper. Along the way, the film saturates us with impressionistic colors, African symbolism, Geechee-Gullah rituals, cooking, dialect, and the sound of field cries, all expressing the complex resonances of the Lowcountry lifestyle. At its heart, Daughters of the Dust is a story about a family coming to grips with both the past and the precarious present.

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CLOSING NIGHT

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Spotlight Films USA | 2016 | 107 min

Narrative

CONTEMPORARY COLOR

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 8:45pm

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 8:30pm

DIR: Bill Purple PRD: Michelle Purple, Jessica Biel, Mike Landry, Carlos Velazquez, Chuck Pacheco WRI: Robbie Pickering, Bill Purple DP: J. Michael Muro ED: Tara Timpone

DIR: Bill Ross, Turner Ross PRD: Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, David Byrne DP: Jared Alterman, Bill Ross, Turner Ross ED: Bill Ross

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

After tragedy strikes Henry (Jason Sudeikis) and Penny (Jessica Biel), Henry befriends a tenacious young girl (Maisie Williams) and discovers she is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Together, along with some unlikely friends, they set forth to construct the vessel and subsequently rebuild their lives.

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Documentary

THE BOOK OF LOVE

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USA | 2016 | 107 min

In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the creativity of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers, colloquially known as “the sport of the arts.” Byrne recruited performers including the likes of St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Devonté Hynes, Zola Jesus, Ad-Rock, tUnE-yArDs, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada. The result is Contemporary Color, a bold and irrepressible snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live performance.

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BILL PURPLE

After working as an Assistant Director on some of Hollywood's biggest films, Bill Purple directed the short film "Hole in the Paper Sky." A long gestating project, The Book of Love is his first feature film.

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Spotlight Films USA | 2016 | 96 min

Documentary

ELLA BREN NAN: COMMANDING THE TABLE

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+ Fri | Oct 14 | 8:30pm

The Orpheum Theater

USA | 2016 | 36 min

Documentary

FIVE AWAKE

WORLD PREMIERE

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 7:00pm

The Orpheum Theater

DIR: Susan Willis, Donna Dees PRD: Susan Willis, Donna Dees WRI: Donna Dees, Susan Willis, Chuck Willis ED: Chuck Willis, Jamie Connors

It turns out that one of America’s greatest coaches is a woman, and her field is a restaurant. Ella Brennan is known today as the inspirational matriarch of the rambling Brennan family, the force of nature behind the first Brennan’s and Commander’s Palace who launched the careers of dozens of restaurateurs and chefs including Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse. As a teenager in the 1940s, Ella envisioned New Orleans as the Paris of the food world. Since then she’s given every ounce of her being to reaching that goal, and demanded the same from her team. And she believes you can work very hard and not miss a minute of fun. Narrated by Patricia Clarkson, pairing interviews and vérité footage with chefs, restaurateurs, peers, family and friends, Commanding the Table provides past and present glimpses into Ella's unique life and world.

For twenty years Louisiana claimed one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the country: on domestic abuse, the state of Louisiana was sleeping. Each touched by its atrocities in their own lives, a group of five women came together to fight for a law to strengthen the rights of those abused. Helmed by Kim Sport and Charmaine Caccioppi of United Way, Mary Claire Landry with the New Orleans Family Justice Center, Beth Meeks with the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Helena Moreno, a Louisiana State Representative, the law aimed to—most controversially—restrict the gun rights of domestic abusers. Five Awake chronicles their campaign through the halls of the State Capitol as they recount the facts and harrowing stories that forced them to take action. Sweet dreams be damned; before they’re done, Louisiana is going to wake up. –Amber Love

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LESLIE IWERKS

Leslie Iwerks is a writer, producer, and director. Her short documentary "Recycled Life" was nominated for an Academy Award, and her acclaimed feature-length documentary The Pixar Story was nominated for an Emmy. PRESENTING SPONSOR

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend | Reception to follow Donna Dees is a former CBS Communications executive and native New Orleanian. Susan Willis is the co-owner of Cutting Room Films and Light of Day FX in NY.

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DIR: Leslie Iwerks PRD: Michael E. Tang ED: Mo Stoebe, Leslie Iwerks, Mark Catalena

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Spotlight Films Australia | 2016 | 120 min

Narrative

LION

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

+ Thur | Oct 13 | 8:30pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

DIR: Garth Davis PRD: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder WRI: Luke Davies DP: Greig Fraser ED: Alexandre de Franceschi

Originally a fine artist and designer, Garth Davis' dramatic work has included the documentary Pins and TV series Love My Way. He was the codirector with Jane Campion of the acclaimed Top Of The Lake.

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 8:30pm

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DIR: Kenneth Lonergan PRD: Matt Damon, Kimberley Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin Walsh WRI: Kenneth Lonergan DP: Jody Lee Lipes ED: Jennifer Lame After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him. In his first film since 2011’s acclaimed Margaret, Lonergan once again proves himself a powerful and visionary storyteller as he seamlessly weaves past and present together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.

Kenneth Lonergan was born in the Bronx. His screenwriting credits include Analyze This and Gangs of New York. His other features as writerdirector are You Can Count on Me and Margaret.

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Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother—but a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories, and the help of a new technology called Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needlein-a-haystack quests of modern times.

GARTH DAVIS

USA | 2016 | 137 min

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Spotlight Films USA | 2016 | 110 min

Narrative

MOONLIGHT

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 9:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

USA | 1970 | 96 min

Narrative

MULTIPLE MANIACS

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 9:00pm

Chalmette Movies

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 6:45pm

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+ Sun | Oct 16 | 9:15pm

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Barry Jenkins was born in Miami and studied at Florida State University. He has directed several short films, and his debut feature was the acclaimed Medicine for Melancholy.

BARRY JENKINS

JOHN WATERS

For 50 years John Waters has been in the film industry; he’s written and directed sixteen movies, is the author of several books, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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DIR: Barry Jenkins PRD: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski DIR: John Waters PRD: John Waters WRI: John Waters DP: John Waters ED: WRI: Barry Jenkins, Tarell McCraney DP: James Laxton ED: Joi McMillon, Nat John Waters Sanders John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes Moonlight is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find to theaters at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments. Made on a shoestring pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Anchored budget with Waters taking on nearly every technical task, this gleeful mockery of the by astonishing performances and the singular vision of filmmaker Barry Jenkins, peace-and-love ethos of its era features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show Moonlight is a groundbreaking exploration of masculinity—a sensual, intoxicating put on by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those piece of cinema that uncovers deep truths about the moments that define us, the of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life Divine, who’s out for blood after discovering her lover’s affair. Starring Waters’ beloved cast the Dreamlanders people who shape us most, and the ache of love that can last a lifetime. (including David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, and Cookie Mueller), Multiple Maniacs is an anarchist masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of taste for decades.

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Caribbean Cinema Celebrating the vibrant and varied stories of the Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora. Dominican Republic, USA | 2016 | 73 min

Documentary

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 1:45pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 8:30pm

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USA, Puerto Rico | 2016 | 72 min

FUGUE

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 6:00pm

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 2:00pm

Preceded by short film "Forged From the Love of Liberty", 5m

Ace Hotel New Orleans

Preceded by short film "J'ouvert", 15m see pg 49

Narrative

Contemporary Arts Center

WORLD PREMIERE

see pg 49

DIR: Juan Mejia Botero, Jake Kheel PRD: Ben Selkow WRI: Juan Mejia Botero, Jake Kheel DP: Juan Carlos Castañeda ED: Adriana Pacheco

DIR: Jorge Torres-Torres PRD: Jason Banker, Clifford McCurdy WRI: Tristan Cowen, Jorge Torres-Torres DP: Jason Banker ED: Jorge Torres-Torres

On the island of Hispaniola, charcoal is called black gold and is worth its weight in blood. To prevent illicit logging, the Dominican Republic keeps armed rangers near the Haitian border. After the murder of one of these rangers, a slough of mounting tensions comes to a boil in this turbulent border region. Rather than a myopic obsession with any one cause, or seeking to lay blame on an easy scapegoat, Death by a Thousand Cuts simultaneously covers the knotted territory and historical conflicts that underlay his gruesome murder. Exploring the environmental crises, governmental corruption, unfair economic conditions, xenophobia, racism, and familial tensions which make such a crime possible, what emerges is at once a panoramic view of the history of two nations and a tragic story about the way it affects particular individuals. —Peter Goldberg

NOFF mainstay Jorge Torres-Torres (Shadow Zombie, NOFF 2013, Sisters of the Plague, NOFF 2015) draws us back to a world of shadows and madness. The setting is the tiny island of Vieques, east of Puerto Rico where the warm Atlantic spits up bones, wild pigs, and drunken mainlanders into a maze of sunburnt beaches, rusty hulls, and overgrown concrete ruins. Here Claire appears after fleeing her staid life and fiancé in New York. Pressed by memories of past transgressions, her mind evaporates into the world around her, crowned with a madness that feels deceptively like freedom. Through menacing visual effects and editing that welds Claire’s fractured timeline into a crystalline present, Fugue pushes off from the traditions of the horror genre into a looming vision of the massiveness of experience: as wide as a wave, a sun, a sky. —Jon Kieran

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JUAN MEJIA BOTERO, JAKE KHEEL

Juan Mejia Botero has over 15 years of experience in feature and short documentaries, focusing on struggles for social justice around the world. Jake Kheel is a leader in the field of sustainable development.

JORGE TORRES-TORRES

Born in Puerto Rico to a film collector, Jorge has been making documentary and docu-horror fims (Shadow Zombie, Sisters Of The Plague) for over a decade as well as countless music videos (Modest Mouse, Lamb Of God).

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Caribbean Cinema Haiti, Spain | 2014 | 61 min

Documentary

I AM HAITI

Canada, USA | 2016 | 86 min

Narrative

JEAN OF THE JONESES

+ Thu | Oct 13 | 5:45pm

Ashé Cultural Arts Center

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 8:15pm

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 8:00pm

FREE ADMISSION

The Theatres at Canal Place #1

Preceded by short film "Fierce Breed (Cría Brava)", 18m

Contemporary Arts Center

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 4:00pm

Contemporary Arts Center

see pg 49

DIR: Raúl de la Fuente PRD: Alejandro Pacheco, Amaia Remirez WRI: Amaia Remirez, Alejandro Pacheco, Raúl de la Fuente DP: Raúl de la Fuente ED: Raúl de la Fuente, Natxo Leuza

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend

RAÚL DE LA FUENTE

Raúl's first feature NÖMADAK TX won 17 prizes at more than 150 festivals. His latest work, "Minerita", has won the Goya Award, Spanish Cinema Academy, for Best Short Documentary Film 2014.

Writer-director Stella Meghie's Jean of the Joneses is a whip-smart comedy about three generations of vibrant, vociferous, unforgettable women in the Brooklynbased, Jamaican-American Jones family. The film centers around twenty-something writer Jean, who finds herself at a crossroads, faced with un-enticing career prospects and a recent break-up. In the background is a series of sometimes harsh, alwaysspirited discussions among the women in her life: her mom, aunts, cousins, and grandmother. Fueled by a complex family history, a few drinks, and the occasional toke, the women will do their best to figure themselves out, and to understand each other. The Jones women are thoughtful, shockingly honest, and exceptionally funny, and the film observes them all with infectious affection while moving to a sprightly jazz soundtrack.

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Stella Meghi is a Tribeca Film Institute fellow for her feature debut Jean of the Joneses. She will helm MGM’s adaptation of best-selling YA novel Everything, Everything this Fall.

STELLA MEGHIE

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“There are people who think we Haitians aren’t going well. It’s true, we’re underdeveloped, in infrastructure, in healthcare, but we live in a great country too.” Evoking this attitude, I Am Haiti is a collection of stories and scenes from life in Haiti. Linking these moments together are Oriental Meliance, who lost both of his parents when he was 15, but whose desire to create music has given him the drive to move on; Marah, who decided to leave the home of her abusive father and fought hard times to begin creating jewelry; and Celeur Jean-Herard, who is still searching the streets looking for scrap metal and wood for his sculptures which celebrate Haiti’s under-appreciated culture. Much like Celeur’s work, I Am Haiti deals with themes of deforestation, Voodoo, relationships and resilience to create a glowing picture of modern Haiti. –Amber Love

DIR: Stella Meghie PRD: Stella Meghie, Amos Adetuyi, Floyd Kane WRI: Stella Meghie DP: Kris Belchevski ED: Aren Hansen

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Caribbean Cinema USA, Puerto Rico | 2016 | 74 min

Documentary

Dominican Republic | 2014 | 85 min

Documentary

MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART YOU AND ME (TÚ Y YO)

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 6:15pm

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 8:30pm

Contemporary Arts Center

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 4:15pm

CARIBBE AN CINEMA

Ace Hotel New Orleans

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The Theatres at Canal Place #1

Preceded by short film "Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito", 16m see pg 49

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 7:15pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

DIR:Cecilia Aldarondo PRD: Ines Hofmann Kanna, Patricia Benabe WRI: Cecilia Aldarondo DP: Brennan Vance ED: Hannah Buck

DIR: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada PRD: Natalia Cabral WRI: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada DP: Oriol Estrada ED: Oriol Estrada

It’s been said that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Beginning with the mysterious repentance that her uncle Miguel gave on his premature deathbed, director Cecilia Aldarondo is led on a path through family archives and interviews to understand a relative she barely knew. What comes out is a cathartic reconstruction of Miguel’s closeted life story: a charismatic gay actor who fled his oppressively Catholic family and the maddening socio-economic situation of his native Puerto Rico for New York City. After finally encountering his lover Robert, we come to understand Miguel as a passionate man haunted by the contradiction between his faith and sexuality up until the moment of his death from AIDS. Intimate and deeply stirring, Memories forces us to consider the possibility of forgiveness in the face of damages we can never redress. —Peter Goldberg

It is the quiet moments that shape a relationship. In a little house surrounded by orchids in the center of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, You and Me meditates on these moments as they transpire between Misses, an older widow, and Aridia, her younger maid. Their lives intertwine as they work and gossip, with discussions about family, death, and relationships sometimes flowing into bickering but always returning to an easy comfort with each other’s company. With each passing day the viewer is pulled in to their soaps and their spats until it’s as if the space between them and us has all but broken down. –Amber Love

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend

CECILIA ALDARONDO

Cecilia Aldarondo is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Skidmore College, was the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Guerra Documentary Award in 2015, and has been named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of 2015’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

NATALIA CABRAL, ORIOL ESTRADA

Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada met in Cuba at the International School of Film and TV of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV). After graduation, they founded the Dominican production company Faula Films. SPONSOR

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Caribbean Cinema Cuba, USA | 2015-2016 | 86 min

Shorts

CARIBBEAN SHORTS SCREENING WITH FEATURES

Shorts

CINE CUBANO: CUBAN SHORTS

J'Ouvert

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J'OUVERT Screening with Death By a Thousand Cuts

USA | 2015 | 15 min | DIR: Philip Bell

A look at J’ouvert, the little known celebration that kicks off Brooklyn's Carnival festivities at 3 in the morning.

FORGED FROM THE LOVE OF LIBERTY Screening with Fugue

USA, Trinidad and Tobago | 2016 | 5 min | Vashti

Harrison "Forged from the Love of Liberty" is the national anthem of Trinidad and Tobago, adopted in 1962 upon their declaration of independence.

A FIERCE BREED (Cría Brava) Screening with I Am Haiti USPREMIERE

Puerto Rico | 2016 | 18 min | DIR:Ivan Bonilla, Karisa Cruz

A journey into the legal cockfighting culture in Puerto Rico seen through the lives of a trainer, teacher, and veteran.

MAMI Y YO Y MI GALLITO

Screening with Memories of a Penitent Heart Dominican Republic, USA | 2015 | 16 min | DIR: Arisleyda Dilone Director Arisleyda and her mom finally sit down to talk about Aris' body as a hermaphrodite.

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 1:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 2:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

COMMUNITY PARTNER CubaNOLA Arts Collective

TEMPO OF TOMORROW REVISITED

Cuba, USA | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Josh Gibson, Annie Gibson A conversation between two American travelogues about Cuba, one shot in 1958, the other in 2014.

MERCEDES: PORTRAIT OF A STREET SWEEPER

Cuba | 2015 | 8 min | DIR: Amie Williams, Meena Nanji

In the streets of Havana, we meet Mercedes, a woman who loves her job and loves her country.

PALOMA

Cuba | 2016 | 11 min | DIR: Giovanni P. Autran Public images and personal interviews blend into a vivid memento of a Havana on the verge of reconnecting with the U.S.

WORLDPREMIERE

SOY CUBANA

Cuba, USA | 2016 | 17 min | DIR: Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov Santiago de Cuba is home to The Vocal Vidas, a unique a capella quartet of four female voices.

THE NEW CHE OF HAVANA

Cuba | 2016 | 7 min | DIR: Alex Mallis, Bryan Chang

A Havana skateboarder must reconcile Cuba's nascent free-market economy with his day job running a black-market tattoo shop.

COLOR CODE, MEMORIES (Codigo Color, Memorias)

Cuba, USA | 2015 | 30 min | DIR: William Sabourin O'Reilly Explores racial prejudices in pre-revolutionary Cuba through memories of a picturesque town.

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A quartet of music-fueled documentaries celebrating the city's deep musical roots. USA, United Kingdom | 2016 | 95 min

Documentary

ONE NOTE AT A TIME

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 4:15pm

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

WORLD PREMIERE

Preceded by short film "New Orleans Lives", 4m

Italy | 2015 | 74 min

Documentary

SICILY JASS, THE WORLD'S FIRST MAN IN JAZZ

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 4:30pm

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

US PREMIERE

keeping {SCORE}

see pg 98

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DIR: Renee Edwards PRD: Renee Edwards WRI: Renee Edwards DP: Chad Owen and Andy Schonfelder ED: Renee Edwards

DIR: Michele Cinque PRD: Michele Cinque WRI: Gioia Avvantaggiato, Alessandro Leonardi DP: Martina Cocco ED: Piero Lassandro

Music was and remains the heart and soul of New Orleans; even as Katrina turned toward the city there were still musicians playing in the streets. Necessary relocation scattered band members across the US, but many returned as soon as possible. One Note at a Time speaks to a cast of these musicians and the organization that works to give them the healthcare and attention to continue their passion: The New Orleans Musician’s Clinic. In treating the ailments that affect the city’s musicians, the Clinic bears witness to the rebirth of New Orleans’ music community and the new issues facing its members. Though some claim that the creative spirit since the tragedy has grown better and more diverse, new city noise ordinances, health problems, and lack of funding threaten the musical traditions that have carried on in the face of loss. –Amber Love

If you find yourself strolling through Greenwood Cemetery, you may encounter the tomb of Nick LaRocca emblazoned with the not-so-subtle epitaph "Here lies the world's first man in jazz." It'd be crazy to believe him, but let’s not speak ill of the dead. You won't find him in many jazz histories, but believe it or not LaRocca was a big name in 1917. Fresh off the success of the first jazz track put to vinyl, his Original Dixieland Jazz Band was tearing up dance halls around the world and winning the ear of an impressionable young Louis Armstrong. Old records, family interviews, and jazz historians tell the story of the rise and fall of "The Beatles of the 1910s" (complete with creative rifts and ego trips) and how jazz exploded from a little known eclectic New Orleans regional art form to the internationally adored genre it is today. —Peter Goldberg

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

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RENEE EDWARDS

Renee Edwards is English and African American, British born. She has worked for over 20 years as a film editor in the UK, specializing in investigative journalism documentaries. This marks Renee’s feature length directorial debut.

MICHELE CINQUE

Michele Cinque is an Italian documentary filmmaker specializing in music, particularly jazz. His recent work include Lavoroliquido (winner of the award Opera Imaie) and Mr. Jazz (commissioned by RAI).

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO), Cutting Edge NOLA

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keeping {SCORE} USA | 2016 | 82 min

Documentary

TWO TRAINS RUNNIN'

Brazil | 2016 | 71 min

Documentary

WAITING FOR B.

+ Thu | Oct 13 | 8:00pm FREE ADMISSION

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 3:45pm

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 7:45pm

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 4:00pm

Ashé Cultural Arts Center Ace Hotel New Orleans

DIR: Sam Pollard PRD: Benjamin Hedin, Dava Whisenant, Common, Derek Dudley WRI: Benjamin Hedin DP: Natalie Kingston ED: Dava Whisenant

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

SAM POLLARD

Sam Pollard is an Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentarian. He has produced films for HBO and directed several episodes of American Masters for PBS as well as two installments of the series Eyes on the Prize. SPONSORS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO), NOLA Hiphop Archive, PONT:Productions

Ace Hotel New Orleans

Preceded by short film "Must See", 13m see pg 98

DIR: Paulo Cesar Toledo, Abigail Spindel PRD: Paulo Cesar Toledo, Tatana Quintella WRI: Paulo Cesar Toledo, Abigail Spindel DP: Abigail Spindel, Paulo Cesar Toledo ED: Abigail Spindel How long would you wait for the chance to see Beyoncé? In São Paulo, Brazil, the most dedicated fans have camped out in front of the stadium for two months for a chance at the best seats. As the concert date approaches and the camp grows into a buzzing Bey-hive, fans pass time by singing their favorite Beyoncé songs and memorizing her dances. But for many of these fans Beyoncé is not just an artist; she is a role model through whom they have found their confidence and explored their sexual orientation. In mostly observational shots of conversations and encounters in this pop-up community, members do more than just praise Bey. Through discussions of the exorbitant price of her tickets or the presentation of her racial identity, Waiting for B. makes it clear that Beyoncé is part of a larger conversation involving class, identity, and acceptance. —Amber Love.

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

PAULO CESAR TOLEDO, ABIGAIL SPINDEL

Paulo Cesar has worked in film since 2000. He studied at Metodista University and founded a documentary studies group in São Paulo. Abigail grew up in the United States on a steady diet of documentary films, and now lives in Brazil. SPONSOR

COMMUNITY PARTNERS NOLA Hiphop Archive, BreakOUT!

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Mississippi was a dangerous place during the summer of 1964. Hundreds of college students traveled south in support of Freedom Summer to face the Ku Klux Klan and a violent police force. In the midst of this, two separate groups of young men also headed to Mississippi on an altogether different mission: to track down two forgotten blues singers and bring them out of retirement. In this searing documentary Sam Pollard explores the explosive events that unfolded in Mississippi that summer and the captivating hunt for the musicians Son House and Skip James, two campaigns that eventually collided in tragic fashion. Narrated by Common, and featuring new music by Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Lucinda Williams, and others, Two Trains Runnin’ engages serious issues—police brutality, racism, civil rights, and the legacy of black music—that are as urgent today as they were in 1964.

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LAND'S END

interactive multi-channel installation by Anndunham + Chris Givens Ace Hotel New Orleans (600 Carondelet St.) Barnett Music Room October 14–16, 1:00–10:00pm In the dream-lodge of Land's End, the scene is a shared space, an installation where the TV or computer screen is the room and controllers change the aesthetic resonance of ordinary objects rather than changing singular channels. Melding experiences of watching a movie, surfing the internet and slipping between dream-states, users augment the environment by clicks and hovers through exponentially varied arrangements of narrative and mood.

@cinemareset /cinemareset cinemareset.com Cinema Reset is the new media partner of the New Orleans Film Festival. As technology has transformed and expanded, so have the limits of cinematic storytelling. The Cinema Reset program celebrates the forward-thinking creative innovators whose works span animation, performance, interactivity, projection mapping, and virtual reality. Cinema Reset filmmakers and artists are transforming the landscape of contemporary media, and creating exciting experiences and immersive contexts that have never existed before.

About the artists: Anndunham + Chris Givens are multimedia artists who collaborate transcontinentally on film, video, and web-based art. Anndunham is an exiled American living in Berlin, and Givens lives in New Orleans.

BEWARE, NEW ORLEANS!

immersive screening experience by Sex Lab, Inc. location and specific time available upon RSVP October 14–15, 8:00–11:00pm A reservations-only immersive screening of the short film “Check Surroundings for Safety,” presented by Sex Lab, Inc. RSVP to reserve a seat: sexlabinc@gmail.com or (504) 500-7633. Screenings take place at an undisclosed location in downtown New Orleans. Allow approx. 30 min for the experience. Details provided upon reservation. Capacity is limited. About the artists: Sex Lab, Inc. works to diagnose and treat human expectations through film and live performance. Its founding members include Michael Arcos, Ashley Cusick, Betsy Holt, and Yamil Rodriguez, and their work has been featured at numerous festivals.

THE VIRTUAL KREWE OF VAPORWAVE

projection mapping installation

May Gallery & Residency (750 Carondelet St.) October 16–17, 7:00–10:00pm Trevor's passion for boundary-pushing cinema was inspiring. We remember fondly that first spark of his vision for an experimental media program back in 2011. Trevor imagined a New Orleans Film Festival that stood out to showcase genre-defying media works, virtual reality, experimental film, and media art installation. Cinema Reset was formed in 2012 as a result, and Trevor's ideas served as the foundation for this program, alongside Blake Bertuccelli and the New Orleans Film Society. Trevor was constantly attached to a camera, always taking photographs and videos wherever he went. He captured beauty in mundane places and overlooked subjects, had an eye for documenting nature and people, and a giddy love for fog machines. Trevor was, however, hesitant to display his work publicly. In honor of one of our original founders, we have come together to share this collection of Trevor’s beautiful photographs and videos, compiled with care by his friends. About the artist: Trevor Alan Taylor (1982–2016) grew up in Decatur, Illinois, and was a friend to many people in the Midwest, New Orleans, and beyond. He was also a longtime volunteer of the Sundance Film Festival, working as a docent at the new media New Frontier exhibition. This is where he met both current directors of Cinema Reset, Lindsey Phillips and Rachel Lin Weaver.

CINEMA RESET

CHECK SURROUNDINGS FOR SAFETY dir. Michael Arcos A strange occurrence is captured on the back-up camera of a Ford driven by two college sophomores. (runtime: 5 min)

IN MEMORIAM: TREVOR ALAN TAYLOR

projection mapping installation

COLLISIONS

May Gallery & Residency (750 Carondelet St.) October 13–15, 7:00–10:00pm New Orleans' only virtual Mardi Gras krewe livestreamed the First Annual Virtual Parade during Mardi Gras 2016. Comprised of 14 "floats," the parade is a procession of music videos, under the theme "Vaporwave is Dead: Long Live Vaporwave," including tributes to Allen Toussaint, Alan Rickman, and War Not Being the Answer, as well as a loving tribute to Vaporwave itself.

Ace Hotel New Orleans (600 Carondelet St.) October 14–16, 4:00–9:00pm A deeply poetic immersive virtual reality documentary. Journey to a remote desert in Western Australia at the invitation of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan of the Martu tribe. Morgan recounts his profound first contact with Western culture, and the shocking collision of his traditional world view with the cutting-edge of technology.

About the artists: A pseudonymous collective of musicians, audiovisual artists, programmers, and culture jammers, the Virtual Krewe of Vaporwave is New Orleans' first virtual Mardi Gras krewe.

virtual reality experience from director Lynette Wallworth

About the artist: Lynette Wallworth is an acclaimed Australian artist and director whose immersive installations and films reflect connections between people and the natural world, as well as exploring fragile human states of grace. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Australia Houston.

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Narrative Features USA | 2016 | 83 min

Narrative

72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY?

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 8:45pm

Theatres at Canal Place #1

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 7:30pm

Theatres at Canal Place #1

USA | 2016 | 78 min

Narrative

ARE WE NOT CATS

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 8:30pm

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 6:00pm

Contemporary Arts Center

DIR: Xander Robin PRD: Thelonious Brooks, Joshua Sobel, Xander Robin WRI: Xander Robin DP: Matt Clegg ED: Dustin Waldman

Bright, smiling, Caesar Winslow, favorite son of the Kingsborough Houses. The sort of guy whose face was made for the cover of the recruitment brochure, a fact not lost on Hudson U. They’re bending over backwards to hold his place for the fall semester, but he can’t bring himself to step onto that long bus upstate. He’s still shaking from the loss of his Uncle Terry, desperate to leave things on an okay note with his on/off girlfriend Kaia, and facing the fact that, as he gets older, the ‘hood doesn’t love him back the way it used to. 72 Hours stirs a timely immediacy into the makeup of its forebears, from Cooley High to Boyz N The Hood, while maintaining their essential focus on a hero pinched between a familiarly volatile home and a threateningly bright future, encapsulating the pain and promise of being young, gifted, and black. —Jon Kieran

After he’s fired, dumped, and kicked out of his parents’ house, Eli’s so beaten down that his father’s rusty box truck (also his sole inheritance) looks like a cozy mobile home, and a snowy death-slog of an errand upstate seems like a welcome escape from NYC’s under-plumbed hive of squabbling weirdos. Up the freeway, where the air’s clear and the moonshine the color of motor oil, Eli meets brawling, enigmatic Anya, proprietress of “The Soul Machine” and ardent trichophage—that means she eats hair. If it’s not already clear, we are far from the generic angst and smooth skin of young romance. Are We Not Cats draws on a deep affection for the marginal and polluted, the worn-out and itchy. It’s driven by an innate understanding that, like all obsessions, love is invasive—a foreign object in your system, a hair on your tongue. —Jon Kieran

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RAAFI RIVERO

Raafi Rivero has directed advertisements, shorts and music videos. "Their Eyes Were Watching Gummy Bears," his 2010 short, has played 22 film festivals. He holds an MFA in Film from Howard University and a BA in Art/Semiotics from Brown University.

Xander Robin received a BFA at the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. His debut feature, Are We Not Cats, premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

XANDER ROBIN

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DIR: Raafi Rivero PRD: Vincent Harris, Stephanie Williams WRI: Raafi Rivero DP: Shawn Peters ED: Sara Talbot

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Narrative Features Poland | 2015 | 90 min

Narrative

BODY (CIAŁO)

+ Thu | Oct 13 | 12:00pm

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USA | 2016 | 70 min

Narrative

CHEERLEADER

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 8:30pm

Theatres at Canal Place #1

+ Thu | Oct 20 | 9:00pm

Theatres at Canal Place #2

DIR: Małgorzata Szumowska PRD: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert, Jacek Drosio WRI: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert DP: Michal Englert ED: Jacek Drosio

Bouncing straight out of the Full House era like a Dexatrim-and-Tab-fueled daydream, Cheerleader pops the pink plastic padlock off the mind of Mickey, head of the pep squad. Cheesing like Gidget atop the human pyramid, she surveys a teenage playland peopled with loyal subjects. When Josh, all-state athlete and Ken to her Barbie, breaks Mickey’s heart, she takes solace and revenge in the arms of unkissed keyboard cowboy Buttons. What blossoms between them might have been love, but it’s too poisoned by payback and outlawed by the school’s strict caste system. With a keen ear for the poignant absurdity of teenagers waxing philosophical, Cheerleader opens up like a toybox full of day-glo treasures, all the while counting the steep emotional cost of an acne-free adolescence. —Jon Kieran

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

MAŁGORZATA SZUMOWSKA

One of Poland's most prominent filmmakers, Małgorzata Szumowska works as a screenwriter and producer as well as a documentary and feature film director. She has been honored by the Berlin and Locarno Film festivals.

IRVING FRANCO

Irving Franco was born to Syrian Jewish parents in Brooklyn 1988, where he eventually graduated from both Brooklyn College and NYFA to make his debut as writer/director with Cheerleader.

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A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she's still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who's dealing with her own loss in an unusual way. Three radically different approaches to the body and soul. Body screened in competition at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, where Szumowska won the Silver Bear for Best Director. The film also won the Polish Academy Award for Best Film in 2015.

DIR: Irving Franco PRD: Nathan Marcus WRI: Irving Franco DP: Fabian Burgos, Dario Vejarano ED: Fabian Vejarano

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Narrative Features USA | 2015 | 79 min

Narrative

COLBY

USA | 2016 | 78 min

Narrative

DADDY'S BOY

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 4:15pm

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 8:30pm

+ Thu | Oct 20 | 5:30pm

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 9:15pm

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Preceded by short film "Reluctantly Queer", 8m see pg 98

DIR: Daniel Armando PRD: Daniel Armando, Dane Joseph, Adrienne Lovette WRI: Daniel Armando DP: Ryan Balas ED: Ryan Balas

Making a meager living leaping from mark to gullible mark, Colby is a natural-born con artist, a down-at-heel gentlewoman of the open road. Stranded by some idiot boy in a bored beach town, she inserts herself into the home of everydad George, finding a willing cover in his mildly rebellious daughter Samantha. Perhaps it’s Sam’s trusting awe of her worldly wisdom that knocks the always-guarded Colby off balance. Or maybe she’s feeling more acutely the shadow of her absent mother, the silent recipient of her increasingly desperate voicemails. Whatever the cause, serious fissures erupt in the deception that usually comes so naturally. Under her veneer of control, she is shipwrecked in plain sight. With uncommon sensitivity, Colby excavates the strange pseudo-family that forms in the vacuum of one girl’s loneliness. –Jon Kieran

Fabian listens impassively to his father’s story of a youthful affair with a male friend, departing to pose for a fawning photographer, whose boyfriend Jorge dances for strangers, venting on them the heat that goes wasted at home. Jorge’s brother Manuel journeys from Arizona to be in a guy-on-guy scene with Max, who can’t bring himself to confront the lie that walls him off from his own father. Their paths graze and skirt one another like imperfect parallels, each separately dreaming of a closeness that is never quite complete. In the closet? On the down low? Gay for pay? These are masks obscuring the thousand faces of male desire, from serene longing to edenic rage. Shot in inky black and white and steeped in yearning, Daddy’s Boy turns a few of these faces upward, inviting them to open like night-blooming flowers. –Jon Kieran

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

Alex Markman and Jake Fuller are New York based filmmakers who believe in telling unconventional stories.

ALEX MARKMAN, JAKE FULLER

A Southern California native, Daniel is the writer/ director of the short film "Boys Like You" and the feature film What it Was. As a theater artist, he has toured both nationally and internationally.

DANIEL ARMANDO

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DIR: Alex Markman, Jake Fuller PRD:Alex Bach, Halavah Sofsky WRI: Alex Markman, Jake Fuller DP: Milos Jacimovic ED: Alex Markman

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Narrative Features USA | 2016 | 80 min

Narrative

EXCURSIONS

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 4:00pm

Theatres at Canal Place #1

Australia | 2015 | 87 min

Narrative

GIRL ASLEEP

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 8:30pm

Chalmette Movies

+ Thu | Oct 20 | 8:30pm

Theatres at Canal Place #1

DIR: Daniel Martinico PRD: Hugo Armstrong, Daniel Martinico, Clay Hazelwood WRI: Hugo Armstrong, Daniel Martinico DP: Daniel Martinico ED: Daniel Martinico

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can’t bear to leave her childhood; it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she’s flung into a parallel place; a world that’s weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous—only there can she find herself. Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, Girl Asleep is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend Daniel Martinico’s feature film debut OK, Good (NOFF 2012) premiered at Slamdance and won the Prix du Jury at Mauvais Genre. Excursions is his second feature film.

ROSEMARY MYERS

DANIEL MARTINICO

Rosemary Myers is the Artistic Director of Windmill Theatre, an award-winning national performing arts company based in Adelaide, South Australia. Girl Asleep is her feature film debut.

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NARR ATIVE FE ATU RES

Two couples meet at a cozy spot in the woods, but what awaits them is far from either a relaxing retreat or a dramatic reunion. At dawn on the second day, the foursome embark on a series of cryptic encounters that encompass group therapy, initiation rites, and ritual cleansing. They’re bound for transcendence, a satori that might elude them or become all-too-manifest. Wielding duration and frame like forceps and scalpel, Excursions bears down with its brutally steadfast eye, from the most mundane details (a suitcase hauled up a spiral staircase) edging up to the borders of perception (the sound of an eardrum, the nervous stillness of a human face). Building on his feature debut OK, Good (NOFF 2012), director Daniel Martinico shows himself adept in the Buñuelian art of smearing seemingly stable characters far outside their familiar boundaries. —Jon Kieran

DIR: Rosemary Myers PRD: Jo Dyer WRI: Matthew Whittet DP: Andrew Commis ED: Karryn De Cinque

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Narrative Features USA | 2016 | 144 min

Narrative

HANDMAIDEN (AGASSI)

USA | 2016 | 82 min

Narrative

HARA KIRI

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 8:15pm

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 5:30pm

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 8:45pm

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 9:30pm

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Theatres at Canal Place #2

JURY AWARD FINALIST

WORLD PREMIERE

Preceded by short film “This is Yates”, 12m see pg 98

DIR: Henry Alberto PRD: Riley Hinrichs WRI: Henry Alberto DP: Sade' Robinson ED: Riley Hinrichs

From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama. Chan-wook presents a gripping and sensual tale of two women—a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-wook’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

Romeo and Juliet. Dido and Aeneas. Tristan and Iseult. August and Beto. Resolved to scratch their names onto the rolls of history’s doomed lovers, a soul-bonded pair of skater-boys roll off across LA on the last day of their young lives. There’s a lot to do before you end it all: say bye to your friends, flip off the haters, smoke some weed and enjoy the sun on your face, blow all your money on a final bellyfull of fast food. Through the day and into night, their journey isn’t without its backward glances, but as the sun rises they’ll kiss as though nothing could fall. Raw and destructive, Hara Kiri is the real deal, soaked through with the screw-you punk energy that more cautious films only use as flavoring. Justly foregrounding its intensely watchable lead pair at every opportunity, this anarchic suicidal love story achieves a defiant kind of joy. —Jon Kieran

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

Winner of the Cannes’ Grand Prix for Oldboy and the Jury Prize for Thirst, Park Chan-wook stands at the forefront of Korean cinema’s modern-day renaissance.

PARK CHAN-WOOK

Born and raised in Miami, Cuban-American Henry Alberto is an alum of the Outfest Screenwriting Fellowship program and a mentor for Outset: The Young Filmmakers Project.

HENRY ALBERTO

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NARR ATIVE FE ATU RES

DIR: Park Chan-wook PRD: Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim WRI: Chung Seo-Kyung, Park Chan-wook DP: Chung Chung-Hoon ED: Kim Sang-Bim, Kim Jae-Bum

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Narrative Features USA | 2016 | 74 min

Narrative

HEARTS OF PALM

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 5:45pm

Contemporary Arts Center

Narrative

HUNTER GATHERER

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 7:45pm

Theatres at Canal Place #2

DIR: Monica Peña PRD: Monica Peña, Lucila Garcia de Onrubia, Dennis Scholl WRI: Monica Peña, Lucila Garcia de Onrubia, Brad Lovett, Megan Galizia DP: JL Rubiera ED: Monica Peña

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend A Miami native, Monica's work is rooted in a sense of place, influenced by the urban swampscape and invoking its undercurrents of mystical realism. She was an inaugural Knight Fellow at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 8:15pm

Contemporary Arts Center

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 7:30pm

Theatres at Canal Place #2

DIR: Josh Locy PRD: April Lamb, Sara Murphy WRI: Josh Locy DP: Jon Aguirresarobe ED: Adam Robinson Ashley Douglas may be reformed after 3 years in prison, but he certainly hasn’t gotten any more loveable. In fact, his friends and family seem to have spent the time erasing him from memory: his much-pined-for lover has a new fiancé, his mom’s all but prying him out of her spare room, and none of his friends showed up to his homecoming party. His new friend Jeremy, who lives with his beloved grandpa and makes a living as a human lab rat, is about the only thing going for him. That, and a scheme to get back on his feet through grey-market fridge disposal. Like a dog-eared Kodachrome postcard from Charles Burnett’s L.A., the story of Ashley’s daily struggle for survival is leavened with moments of surprise lyricism and a wry affection for the unlikely detail. Andre Royo (Empire, The Wire) stars in this elegy for a vainglorious man of a certain age. –Jon Kieran

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

JOSH LOCY

After deciding against becoming a Southern Baptist minister Josh moved to LA to make feature films. In 2007, he became the assistant to David Gordon Green. Hunter Gatherer is his first film.

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Razor-thin lovers El and Ella linger in their sun-drenched house in Little Haiti. Their bond is all-enveloping, but something creeps in between them like a stranger in their bed. The search for reunion attracts the forces of Santería, culminating in a hallucinatory visit from the otherworldly Niño Bueno. Monica Peña returns to NOFF with another transmission probing the recesses of her homeplace of Miami. Where her first feature Ectotherms (NOFF 2014) staged a ground-level traversal of the city, Hearts of Palm reaches both upward into the realm of theory and downward, into an occult substratum. Casting her real-life boyfriend as El and relaying notes from their real-life breakup throughout the film, Peña churns up melancholy questions about the space between languages, the nature of artist-muse pairs, and the pain and fecundity of romantic loss. –Jon Kieran

MONICA PEÑA

USA | 2016 | 88 min

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Narrative Features France | 2016 | 45 min

Narrative

MARIAM

USA | 2015 | 82 min

Narrative

A MORNING LIGHT

+ Thu | Oct 13 | 12:00pm

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 3:15pm

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 12:00pm

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 9:15pm

Contemporary Arts Center Ace Hotel New Orleans

JURY AWARD FINALIST

Ace Hotel New Orleans

Theatres at Canal Place #2

DIR: Ian Clark PRD: Jim Cummings, Benjamin Wiessner, Ian Clark WRI: Ian Clark DP: Ian Clark ED: Ian Clark

French Muslim teenager, Mariam, must choose between her hijab and school when France passes a law in 2004 banning religious symbols from public schools. A rare portrait of the coming-of-age of a Muslim teen, the film addresses the themes of Islamophobia, the diversity of the Muslim experience, the choice of some Muslim women to wear the hijab, and the assimilation and acceptance of Muslims in the West. The film was the awarded the Special Jury Prize at 2015 Dubai International Film Festival and screened at UNESCO as part of the commemoration of the 2015 International Day of Peace.

When they find one another by chance in the middle of the woods, old friends Zach and Ellyn seem smiled-upon by the gods of summer, fated for a carefree season ranging across hills, lakes and forests. Gradually, however, their charmed reunion is distorted by an unseen but ever-expanding presence. Are they hidden in a quiet glade after all, or perched on the tip of the universe, buffeted by cosmic winds? Directed, shot, and edited by Ian Clark (whose experimental feature film MMXIII had its world premiere at NOFF’s Cinema Reset in 2013), A Morning Light finds a new mode for the sci-fi thriller, one of insomniac watchfulness. With its eerily precise photography and uncanny soundscape that pulses, rumbles, and roars behind sedate scenery, it poses the otherworldly as something very near, something embedded in our own eyes and ears. -Jon Kieran

â—Š Filmmakers scheduled to attend

Faiza Ambah is a Saudi filmmaker with a background in journalism. She was Gulf Correspondent for The Washington Post before leaving in 2009 to focus on filmmaking.

FAIZA AMBAH

Ian Clark lives in Portland, OR and makes films, videos, and lens-based projects. A Morning Light (2015) is his fifth work as writer, director, editor, and cinematographer.

IAN CLARK

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DIR: Faiza Ambah PRD: Faiza Ambah WRI: Faiza Ambah DP: Tristan Tortuyaux ED: Rodet Antoine

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Narrative Features USA | 2016 | 81 min

Narrative

MY FIRST KISS AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 3:45pm

Contemporary Arts Center

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 4:15pm

Contemporary Arts Center

USA | 2016 | 73 min

Narrative

NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 8:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 9:30pm

Theatres at Canal Place #1

DIR: Amber Sealey PRD: Amber Sealey, Drea Clark, Alysa Nahmias WRI: Amber Sealey DP: Catherine Goldschmidt ED: Patrick Nelson Barnes

Hiding behind the cowl of her carrot hair, Sam haunts the corners of a remote group home, barely noticing her endearing housemates. There’s strong, silent Junior and sunny Darla. There’s Bern and Larry quibbling like Laurel and Hardy, and Morgan the no-nonsense head of house. But Sam only has eyes for Lydia with the messy Courtney Love mane, who plays guitar and throws raucous parties. When Lydia disappears in the night, the lonesome girl without a voice must play detective, scratching, licking, digging, and sniffing out the hidden truth that might exist for her alone. Shrouded in a dreamlike mist and accompanied by a ghostly flute score, My First Kiss tells its mystery in a murmur that draws you close. The debut feature from Luigi Campi ("Escape from Planet Tar," NOFF 2014 Best Experimental Short winner). —Jon Kieran

Without telling a soul, Lexi hops a plane from London to LA to seek out her own longlost father, whose presence in her life is only a half-submerged memory. Awake in a strange city with scarce leads and no ties, her sudden solitude opens new depths within, and she begins to prod at her own uncertain boundaries with the sleepless curiosity of a replicant. At last, wandering into the home of her father’s second wife, she senses a pull that feels like family, but she must reckon with a half-sister whose scars mirror her own. Heading up a crew of talented female filmmakers, writer/ director Amber Sealey casts a steadfast beam into the gloom between generations, the dark inheritance of abandonment, and whether the captive love of childhood, once betrayed, can ever be truly satisfied. From Executive Producer Miranda July. –Jon Kieran

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend Sunday Oct 16 screening followed by extended Q+A and reception hosted by New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center.

LUIGI CAMPI

Luigi writes and directs fiction films and music videos that play with the medium and explore unique perspectives. He is a winner of the New Orleans Film Festival Experimental Shorts with his film "Escape from Planet Tar."

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

AMBER SEALEY

Amber Sealey is an LA-based filmmaker and performer. Her second feature film, How To Cheat, won Best Performance at the LA Film Festival 2011. Amber was shortlisted for the 2012 “Someone to Watch” Spirit Award and featured in the “Futures” section of Indiewire.

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NARR ATIVE FE ATU RES

DIR: Luigi Campi PRD: Ko-Rely Pi, Mayuran Tiruchelvam, Andy Nguyen WRI: Luigi Campi DP: Giacomo Belletti ED: Konstantinos Antonopoulos

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Narrative Features USA | 2016 | 92 min

Narrative

THE OTHER KIDS

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 6:30pm

Theatres at Canal Place #1

USA | 2016 | 88 min

Narrative

WHITE GIRL

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Tues | Oct 18 | 7:00pm

Chalmette Movies

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 9:15pm

Theatres at Canal Place #1

DIR: Chris Brown PRD: Brad Marshland, Jill Pixley, Jonathan Sanford WRI: Savannah Bailey, Chris Brown, Hunter Gilmore, Kai Kellerman, Sienna Lampi, Natasha Lombardi, Joe McGee, Isaac Sanchez, Abby Stewart DP: Chris Brown ED: Chris Brown

NYC college girl Leah (Morgan Saylor) seeks out pleasure in any form. Between getting high with her roommate and snorting lines with her boss, Leah falls for Blue (Brian Marc), a young man dealing drugs on her corner. Within days, the two are selling cocaine to her boss (Justin Bartha) and his downtown friends and living the high life. Summer love crashes to a halt when Blue is arrested and Leah is left with a serious bag of his coke. Enlisting the help of an overpriced lawyer (Chris Noth), Leah finds herself deep in debt as she crosses all boundaries to get Blue back.

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

CHRIS BROWN

Chris Brown has made features and documentaries for over a decade. His third feature, Fanny, Annie & Danny was hailed as "an indie masterpiece" by the Huffington Post and a Critics' Pick by The New York Times.

ELIZABETH WOOD

An MFA graduate of Columbia in screenwriting and one of Variety’s "10 Directors to Watch" in 2016, Elizabeth Wood makes her narrative directorial debut with White Girl, inspired by her true story.

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NARR ATIVE FE ATU RES

Faced with the enigma of the American high-schooler, Chris Brown has a secret weapon: his writer’s room of eight teenagers, each of whom gets script credit as well as a starring role. Appearing as fictionalized versions of themselves, they join a group portrait of adolescence. Though their home lives vary widely—from sex to self-injury, divorce to deportation—they’re all preoccupied by their own nascent maturity: Some barrelling toward it, others kicking against it, some furious at having to make the choice. And graduation just a day away. Enlivened by superb editing that nimbly carves out scenes where so many doc-fiction hybrids settle for footage, The Other Kids is the product of an almost painful integrity. Powered by anti-nostalgic fascination in the presence of its subjects, it’s allergic to sanctimony and liberated from sensationalism. —Jon Kieran

DIR: Elizabeth Wood PRD: Gabriel Nussbaum WRI: Elizabeth Wood DP: Michael Simmonds ED: Michael Taylor

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Documentary Features USA, Jordan | 2016 | 101 min

Documentary

AFTER SPRING

USA | 2016 | 88 min

Documentary

ALIVE AND KICKING

+ Thu | Oct 13 | 8:00pm

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 7:00pm

+ Thu |Oct 20 | 6:15pm

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 7:00pm

Contemporary Arts Center

The Theatres at Canal Place #1

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+ Tue | Oct 18 | 9:00pm

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Welcome to Zaatari, the largest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, and with a population of around 80,000, its 10th largest city. Founded in 2012, what was once seen as a temporary shelter has, for many, become a frustratingly permanent home. In the face of these desperate conditions, the ever hopeful and resourceful residents of the camp run businesses, attend school, and even set up a taekwondo academy to keep themselves from imploding under the immense stress of the circumstances. And yet, despite these touching occurrences, After Spring is not blinded by its momentary optimism. Glimpses of supply shortages and refugees’ personally told harrowing stories gives us a firmly grounded sense of the real struggles faced by the camp’s occupants. In a time of rampant xenophobia, such a humanistic portrait of the refugee crisis has never felt more welcome. -Peter Goldberg

DIR: Susan Glatzer PRD: Susan Glatzer WRI: Susan Glatzer, Heidi Zimmerman DP: John W. MacDonald ED: Nick Andert, Heidi Zimmerman Alive & Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society. No matter what troubles they are facing in their lives, swing dancers are filled with joy, exhilaration, and even giddiness while they dance. Boiled down to its core, swing dancing is about the pursuit of happiness. Most people think of happiness as a passive emotion: if something good happens, I will be happy. But we all have the ability to feel joy despite the worst of circumstances once we realize that happiness exists inside of us.

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◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

ELLEN MARTINEZ, STEPH CHING

Steph Ching was Associate Producer on Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. Ellen Martinez was Associate Producer on Tested, a feature documentary about educational inequality in the NYC public school system.

SUSAN GLATZER

Before she started directing, Susan Glatzer was a film executive at major studios and independent film companies. Her track record of productions and acquisitions has garnered seven Academy Awards and numerous awards at the Cannes, Sundance, and Venice film festivals.

#NOFF2016

DOCUMENTARY FE ATU RES

DIR: Ellen Martinez, Steph Ching PRD: Steph Ching, Ellen Martinez EXPR: Jon Stewart, Chris McShane DP: Jason Graham Howell, Frank Weiss ED: Paul Lovelace

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Documentary Features USA, Portugal | 2015 | 90 min

Documentary

USA | 2016 | 75 min

Documentary

AND WHEN I DIE, I WON'T STAY BOONE DEAD: BOB KAUFMAN, POET

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 6:00pm

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 6:15 pm

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 5:45pm

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 9:00pm

Contemporary Arts Center

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

DOCU MENTARY FE ATU RES

The Theatres at Canal Place #1

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DIR: Billy Woodberry PRD: Rui Alexandre Santos, Billy Woodberry WRI: Billy Woodberry DP: Pierre Desir ED: Amir Manesh, Luís Nunes

DIR: Christopher LaMarca PRD: Katrina Taylor DP: Christopher LaMarca ED: Katrina Taylor

Remember those urban, rebel-poets from the 50s? The Beats: Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs. But what about Bob Kaufman? From his mysterious early life, to his uncompromisingly radical politics, and his equally stalwart commitment to his craft and beatnik ideals, Kaufman was and is the paradigmatic Beat. And yet, his memory was almost completely lost to time. Long excluded from the canon, no doubt for reasons related to him being a black man, under the LA Rebellion legend Billy Woodberry's hand we can now be sure his legacy won't stay dead. Using archival material, poetry readings, and interviews with those who knew Bob best, he reconstructs Kaufman's world and puts forth a damn good argument for taking him out of the shadows. What he reveals is an unblinking poet of vital intensity, driven by a deep sense of justice, welded firmly to the Earth. –Peter Goldberg

From our comfy perch in the 21st century, the agrarian dream of going back to the land, pulling a living out of the earth, may look outmoded. For three young farmers, that dream is very much alive, and it looks like a smallholding in the wilds of Oregon, where they tend a small flock of dairy goats. Forgoing interviews and narration, Boone builds up its vérité pastoral through small details: clotted feathers clinging to a red hand, the squeal of hot iron on a kid’s stump of horn. Through these momentary impressions we come to feel the affection of the three striverson-the-land for each other and their work, their isolation physically and in the face of financial hardship, the nearness of death as it visits the animals who are their livelihood and their living tie to the earth. The agrarian dream may be fading, but here it burns with searing clarity. –Jon Kieran

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend

BILLY WOODBERRY

Billy Woodberry was one of the directors of the L.A. Rebellion film movement. His work has been screened at MoMA, Harvard Film Archive, Camera Austria Symposium, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and Tate Modern.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS NOLA Hiphop Archives, PONT:Productions

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CHRISTOPHER LAMARCA

Christopher LaMarca had his directorial debut with two documentary films in 2016. He was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2014 and is a Sundance Institute Edit and Story lab film fellow.


Documentary Features USA | 2016 | 89 min

Documentary

CHECK IT

USA | 2016 | 30 min

Documentary

DA PARISH

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 4:15pm

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 7:00pm

+ Thu | Oct 20 | 4:00pm

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 7:30pm

Contemporary Arts Center Ace Hotel New Orleans

WORLD PREMIERE

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DIR: Lila French, Lizzie Prestel PRD: Lila French, Lizzie Prestel WRI: Lila French, Lizzie Prestel DP: Trevor Boyle, Allen Scudder, Chris Levitus ED: Lila French

In 2009, the Check It formed in answer to Washington D.C.’s record-high crime rate against its LGBT communities. As the United States' first documented LGBT gang, its members strive to protect one another; they fight to survive the gritty areas of the nation’s capital through confidence, style, and ready violence. Following members Day Day, Tray, Alton, and Skittles, Check It examines the cruelty its young members faced in childhood, the new family the Check It has given them, and the destructive behaviors that threaten its members’ futures. With some guidance from gang counselor Ron Molten and other community leaders the Check It might stand a chance, but as Ron attests: while being black comes with its own set of challenges, being gay and black is a whole other beast. —Amber Love

Filmed on the ground beginning shortly after the flood waters receded, this documentary follows three individuals from the eponymous St. Bernard Parish as they attempt to reconstruct their lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Each has had to struggle in different ways following the hurricane, and each has a story to tell about it. Whether they accidentally slept through the evacuation and witnessed the devastation first hand, or they came back to find theirs was the last home remaining on the block, through their accounts of survival, resilience, and rebuilding we learn that “home” can have as many meanings as there are people around to utter it. -Peter Goldberg

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend

DANA FLOR, TOBY OPPENHEIMER

Dana Flor is a documentary director and producer based in Washington D.C., and Toby Oppenheimer is a documentary director, producer, and cinematographer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. They co-directed and produced the feature documentary The Nine Lives of Marion Barry.

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

Lila French was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. Her directorial debut, Birdbath, premiered at NOFF 2013. Lizzie Prestel received her B.A. in English from Yale University. She stars in two web series that she co-created.

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DIR: Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer PRD: Wren Arthur DP: Toby Oppenheimer ED: Tom Patterson

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Documentary Features USA | 2016 | 68 min

Documentary

FARMER/VETERAN

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 7:00pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 12:00pm

Contemporary Arts Center

USA | 2016 | 82 min

Documentary

GROWING UP COY

+ Thu | Oct 13 | 4:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 5:45 pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

DIR: Eric Juhola PRD: Eric Juhola, Jeremy Stulberg, Diana Holtzberg, Randy Stulberg DP: Jason Oldak, Randy Stulberg, Giga Shane ED: Jeremy Stulberg

Alex Sutton, Purple Heart Veteran and survivor of three combat tours in Iraq, has been done with the war for almost a decade, but his fight is far from over. Swimming against the harrowing effects of PTSD and medications that leave him feeling “zombified,” Alex sees his salvation in the land, investing his disability payments into a little spread and a flock of chickens. Here he’ll make his stand, testing whether the toil and vigilance of farming can leech war’s poison from his bones. Unflinching and occasionally unsettling, Farmer/Veteran burrows past the flag-waving and the stigma that have shrouded returning soldiers of every age, inviting us to witness the bent but unbroken path of one warrior’s rebuilding. -Jon Kieran

By six years old Coy Mathis knew she should have been born a girl. With the love and support of her parents she began her transition, and all seemed to be going well until the day that Coy was no longer allowed to use the girl’s bathroom at her Colorado elementary school. So began a long and grueling legal battle that would have ramifications not only for Coy, but for the rights of transgender students around the country. Growing Up Coy follows the Mathis’ as their desire to educate the public on transgender identities throws them into the spotlight—forcing them to face the consequences of media scrutiny. Composed of some personal interviews, but largely featuring tender moments at home, the story of the Mathis’ is more than a landmark advancement for civil rights: it is a story of how far parents will go to make the best life for their children. –Amber Love

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

ALIX BLAIR, JEREMY M. LANGE

Alix Blair and Jeremy M. Lange have both made strong careers in the world of radio and documentary photography respectively over the past decade. A mutual interest in veterans issues and agriculture brought them together for their first documentary film project.

ERIC JUHOLA

Eric Juhola founded Still Point Pictures and produced the Gotham Award-nominated documentary Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa. Eric is also the producer of the ITVS/PBS documentary Broken Heart Land.

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DOCUMENTARY FE ATU RES

DIR: Alix Blair, Jeremy M. Lange PRD: D.L. Anderson, Mikel Barton DP: Alix Blair, Jeremy M. Lange ED: D.L. Anderson, Nyneve Laura Minnear

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Documentary Features USA | 2016 | 93 min

Documentary

JACKSON

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 11:30am

Contemporary Arts Center

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 12:00pm

Contemporary Arts Center

Brazil | 2015 | 81 min

Documentary

JONAS AND THE BACKYARD CIRCUS (JONAS E O CIRCO SEM LONA)

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 4:00pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #1

US JURY AWARD PREMIERE FINALIST

+ Thu | Oct 20 | 7:15pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

DIR: Paula Gomes PRD: Ernesto Molinero, Marcos Bautista WRI: Haroldo Borges, Paula Gomes DP: Haroldo Borges ED: Andrea Kleinman

It’s 2014 and the last abortion clinic in Mississippi is under attack. After years of targeted legislation, lawmakers have nearly succeeded in bringing about the first abortionless state in the union, a de facto repeal of Roe v. Wade in a place that’s a constant contender for number 1 in teen pregnancy. Jackson follows three women through this time of seismic stress: April is a single mother living below the poverty line, expecting her fifth child. Barbara runs a crisis pregnancy center that preaches abstinence and free diapers. Sharon manages the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the embattled “pink house” at the center of the maelstrom. Steering through the hailstorm of rhetoric and protest, director Maisie Crow clears space for a radical act of listening, witnessing the candid, human voices of patients and politicians, physicians and fanatics. –Jon Kieran

Looking for a better life and the promise of education, Jonas' mother left her life in the circus and now lives with her family on the outskirts of Salvador, an area in Northern Brazil plagued with crime and high rates of drug use. Here she pushes Jonas to attend school and finish his studies, but Jonas wants nothing more than to return to the circus. When he is not begging his mother to let him go or skipping class, he keeps his dream alive by pouring large amounts of time and energy into his own circus set up in his backyard. For a time it is populated by friends and neighbors, but it begins to crumble around him as they each grow up and move on. Jonas and the Backyard Circus is a showcase of Michael Jackson impersonations and acrobatics, performance both in front of and behind the camera, adolescent angst and childhood dreams. –Amber Love

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend

MAISIE CROW

Maisie Crow came to film from the world of photojournalism. In 2014 her short film, "The Last Clinic" was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy, and she was listed as one of PDN InMotion’s 20 Emerging Artists to Watch in Film and Video.

Paula Gomes is a screenwriter and director. Her film Jonas and the Backyard Circus was awarded the TFI Latin America Arts Fund 2014, granted by Tribeca Film Institute.

PAULA GOMES

COMMUNITY PARTNER New Orleans Abortion Fund

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DOCUMENTARY FE ATU RES

DIR: Maisie Crow PRD: Maisie Crow, Jamie Boyle, Johanna Hamilton, Barbara Ehrenreich, Alissa Quart DP: Maisie Crow ED: Jamie Boyle

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Documentary Features Israel | 2016 | 78 min

Documentary

MIXED FEELINGS (REGASHOT ME’ORAVIM)

US PREMIERE

+ Thu | Oct 13 | 2:00pm

Contemporary Arts Center

Israel | 2015 | 99 min

Documentary

MR. GAGA

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 8:45pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

+ Thu | Oct 20 | 1:45pm

DOCU MENTARY FE ATU RES

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DIR: Guy Davidi PRD: Anna Somershaf, Guy Davidi DP: Guy Davidi ED: Ruben Korenfeld, Yoav Gershon, Guy Davidi

DIR: Tomer Heymann PRD: Barak Heymann DP: Itai Raziel ED: Alon Greenberg, Ido Mochrik, Ron Omer

When Israel attacks Gaza, acting teacher Amir Orian can't withhold his objections to the war. While performing on stage, his students' deep emotions explode, yet their protest against his views threatens the existence of the theater he created in his own living room. Despite the conflict Amir encourages his students to find their strength to be vulnerable and weak on stage. It's his modest way to create change. Filmed between two wars, Mixed Feelings captures the ongoing collapse of Israeli civil society. Yet it's a compassionate story about cultural resistance through theater and the controversial nature of genuine political education.

As a child, dreams of being a professional dancer never crossed the mind of Ohad Naharin. Even in retrospect, Ohad still cannot pin down what drove him to dance, but he is now one of the premiere choreographers in the world. Mr. Gaga delves into the events that brought him to his current position as the Batsheva Dance Company’s artistic director, from his late start in formal training and studying dance in New York City, to his return to Israel and the loss of his first wife. Blended throughout are sequences from rehearsals and his many choreographed performances, giving a glimpse of where his past experiences and inspiration find themselves in his work. With each new piece, Ohad comes closer to his own form of movement—a language he names Gaga—but as he grows older and new relationships take form his future looks just as murky as when he was young. –Amber Love

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

Guy Davidi is an Israeli documentary filmmaker and cinema teacher. His previous film Five Broken Cameras was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 2013 and won an International Emmy.

GUY DAVIDI

TOMER HEYMANN

Born in Israel in 1970, Tomer Heymann has directed documentary films and series since 1997. His films have been screened and won awards at Berlin, HotDocs, IDFA, LAFF, Sheffield, and theatrically released around the world. SPONSOR

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Documentary Features USA | 2016 | 98 min

Documentary

THE NINE

Documentary

OVARIAN PSYCOS

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 7:45pm

Contemporary Arts Center

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 1:45 pm

Contemporary Arts Center

JURY AWARD FINALIST

Preceded by short film “Blackout”, 13m see pg 98

Modesto’s South Ninth Street is a long stretch of rock bottom. Its residents refer to it as “the land of the fallen,” a place where “people go to die.” And with a demographic of drifters, prostitutes, and drug addicts, it’d be easy to make The Nine into a trite work of poverty porn. But director Grannan takes a far different tack. Through her uncanny ability to let her subjects speak candidly from the heart and delicately poetic editing, a genuinely rare sense of vitality emerges. In this bleak corner of the city, we meet her chief subject and collaborator Kiki, an optimistic woman looking to get out of the Nine and restart her life. She is astonishingly frank about her traumas, passions, and dreams. Under the gravity of Kiki’s presence, The Nine never floats into abstraction, but gives us an earthly, yet luminous view of her singular life. –Peter Goldberg

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend Katy Grannan is a photographer and filmmaker in the Bay Area. Her photographs are included in collections at the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, SFMOMA, and LACMA. The Nine is her first feature film.

ADMISSION + Mon | Oct 17 | 7:00pm FREE NOFS MEMBERS

The Broad Theater

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 6:30pm

Contemporary Arts Center

DIR: Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle PRD: Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumbull-LaValle DP: Michael Raines ED: Victoria Chalk Born from the less-than-fertile streets of Eastside Los Angeles, Ovarian Psycos operates as a community activist group and safe haven for women of color who consider themselves to be at-risk. But they are not contained to those streets; the Ovas confront violence against women by taking over the roads of LA, both alone and en masse during their monthly Luna Rides. Ovarian Psycos revolves around Xela, the founder, who works to give her daughter the childhood she never got; Evie, an aspiring new recruit who feels torn between bettering her community and helping with bills; and Andi, a street artist who may need to take a greater leadership role in the crew. Each of these women face dual forms of oppression, but that won’t stop them from taking over LA’s cross sections: “Haters gonna hate, and ovaries gonna ovulate. That’s just how it is.” –Amber Love

◊ Filmmaker scheduled to attend

JOANNA SOKOLOWSKI, KATE TRUMBULLLAVALLE

Joanna co-produced the film Very Semi Serious (Tribeca, 2015), and has produced at Walking Iris Media and Open Studio Productions. Kate previously worked as program coordinator for the Media Arts Center San Diego. She is associate producer for PBS's No Más Bebés.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

New Orleans Photo Alliance, Pelican Bomb

Patois: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, Family Service of Greater New Orleans, NOLA Women on Bikes

#NOFF2016

DOCUMENTARY FE ATU RES

DIR: Katy Grannan PRD: Marc Smolowitz WRI: Katy Grannan in collaboration with Artimese Fairley DP: Katy Grannan, Hannah Hughes ED: Stephen Berger, Eli Olson

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USA | 2016 | 72 min

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Documentary Features USA | 2016 | 57 min

Documentary

PAINTED NAILS

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 12:00 pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #1

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 7:45pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #1

The cosmetic industry is one of the fastest growing in the US, and health regulations for it are almost non-existent. This puts at risk the over 80% of licensed US manicurists who are Vietnamese immigrants, Van Nguyen included. The salon Van owns with her husband feels like a second home, but she is hesitant for her daughter to spend time there, fearing the adverse effects of product chemicals. Van herself suffers from headaches, memory loss, and has had trouble bringing other pregnancies to term, but continues to work morning until night every day. Determined to make her salon a safer place, Van takes her story to Washington D.C. and becomes one of the first to testify for safe cosmetics in over 30 years. Replete with tender yet insightful moments, Painted Nails strips the polish from an issue that touches anyone who steps foot in a nail salon.

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 1:45 PM

The Theatres at Canal Place #1

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 12:00 PM

Contemporary Arts Center

DIR: Brett Story PRD: Brett Story WRI: Brett Story DP: Maya Bankovic ED: Avril Jacobson How do you depict absence? Despite having the largest prison population in the world, the United States does an uncannily good job of keeping it out of sight and mind. By taking us into the communities that interact with these penitentiaries, The Prison in 12 Landscapes gives us a partial view of the prison industrial complex’s termite-like infestation of every aspect of American life. It appears equally in industrially gutted Appalachia's reliance on prisons for survival as it does in the urban renewal in downtown Detroit, forest fires in Marin county as much as protests in Ferguson and Baltimore. With this paradoxical combination of breadth and remarkably economic restraint, Prison’s prime achievement is presenting the US prison system less as what philosopher Michel Foucault called a “carceral archipelago” than a deliberately hidden continent. –Peter Goldberg

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

Dianne Griffin premiered her documentary White Hotel at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Erica Jordan is currently completing the documentary Bound to Freedom.

ERICA JORDAN, DIANNE GRIFFIN

Documentary

BRETT STORY

Brett Story holds a PhD in geography from the University of Toronto and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow. She received the Documentary Organization of Canada Institute’s 2014 New Visions Award.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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DOCUMENTARY FE ATU RES

DIR: Erica Jordan, Dianne Griffin PRD: Dianne Griffin, Erica Jordan COPRODUCER: Nhung Hoang Pham WRI: Erica Jordan, Dianne Griffin DP: Erica Jordan, Dianne Griffin ED: Erica Jordan

Canada, USA | 2016 | 87 min

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Documentary Features USA | 2016 | 74 min

Documentary

SHELTER

Iran | 2016 | 75 min

Documentary

THE SHELTER

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 6:30 PM

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

JURY AWARD WORLD FINALIST PREMIERE

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 6:30 PM

Contemporary Arts Center

In an era of dwindling services for the homeless, the addicted, and the mentally ill, New Orleans’ own Covenant House is a thin thread of compassion holding back the city’s most at-risk youth from a life–or death–on the street. A Catholic organization that welcomes and affirms LGBT youth, a program of rules and structure that accommodates all in need, it transcends these apparent contradictions through its overriding mission to love and care for those who have no one and nowhere else. Shot over six months with total access, Shelter introduces us to Matty, whose mother put him on a bus with no return address. And Daniel, always threatening to return to surviving by himself in the woods of Mississippi. And Liz, the most profoundly ill resident that many of the staff have ever met, and many, many more who find hope in the halls of their last refuge. –Jon Kieran

+ Thu | Oct 13 | 2:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

JURY AWARD FINALIST

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 11:45am

Ace Hotel New Orleans

DIR: Abbas Sendi PRD: Abbas Sendi WRI: Abbas Sendi DP: Abbas Sendi ED: Mohammad Zarei In the outskirts of Rasht, a city in northern Iran, Azade Mahjoub has set up a safe haven for ill and injured animals. Her home and the surrounding land play host to cats and dogs, but also owls, foxes, jackals, and horses: any animal who cannot fend for itself can find care with Azade. She pours her heart and soul into her work, but getting the food and medication to care for them all takes more resources than she may be able to spare. Favoring observational shots of Azade, the animals, and those who help her as they work and play, The Shelter reveals a story of resilience, dedication, and love that is at times tragic but always inspirational. –Amber Love

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

BRENT RENAUD, CRAIG RENAUD

The Renaud Brothers are Peabody Award– winning documentary filmmakers, television producers, and film programmers living and working in New York City and Little Rock, Arkansas. Their award-winning films deliver raw, cinema verite, character-driven stories.

Abbas Sendi was born in Rasht, Iran. He has made the short documentaries "Rapture" and "Sepideh." The Shelter is his first documentary feature movie.

ABBAS SENDI

COMMUNITY PARTNER

COMMUNITY PARTNER

Covenant House, Junebug Productions

Louisiana SPCA

#NOFF2016

DOCUMENTARY FE ATU RES

DIR: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud PRD: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud, Eddy Moretti, Suroosh Alvi, Jason Mojica, Martina Veltroni WRI: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud DP: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud ED: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud

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Documentary Features USA | 2016 | 101 min

Documentary

SPIRITS OF REBELLION: BLACK CINEMA FROM UCLA

UNTOUCHABLE

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 1:30pm

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 2:00pm

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 3:45pm

Contemporary Arts Center

Contemporary Arts Center

DOCU MENTARY FE ATU RES

Documentary

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 1:30pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

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USA | 2016 | 105 min

Contemporary Arts Center

DIR: Zeinabu irene Davis PRD: Zeinabu irene Davis, D. Andy Rice, Giovanna Chesler, Marc Chery, Yvonne Welbon WRI: D. Andy Rice DP: D. Andy Rice ED: D. Andy Rice, Giovanna Chesler, Jazmin Marquez, Maazi Chery

DIR: David Feige PRD: Rebecca Richman Cohen CO-PRD: Adam Pogoff WRI: David Feige, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg DP: Eric Phillips-Horst, Nadia Hallgren ED: Jay Arthur Sterrenberg

Spirits of Rebellion is an unfettered look at the lives and work of a small group of a critically acclaimed, but relatively unknown, group of black filmmakers and media artists known as the Los Angeles Rebellion. Their work aimed to create an alternative to the dominant American mode of cinema—an unwelcoming and impenetrable space for ethnic minority filmmakers—and reimagine the production process so as to represent, reflect on, and enrich the day-to-day lives of their own communities. In their own words Zeinabu irene Davis, Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, Jamaa Fanaka, and many more discuss the atmosphere of LA during that period, their own work, and where their collectively imagined black cinema has brought them today.

There are three-quarters of a million registered sex offenders in the U.S. They are a silent nation increasingly isolated within everyday America, encircled by thirty years of restrictive legislation. Many of these laws were championed by Florida lobbyist Ron Book. Driven and pugnacious, Book’s world changed the moment he discovered the years of abuse that a nanny had inflicted on his daughter, Lauren. Together, Lauren and Ron’s crusade has made Florida’s the harshest climate in the country for sex offenders and fueled the nationwide “endless punishment machine” that the registry has become. Authoritative and compelling, Untouchable blends dozens of interviews with politicians, vigilantes, civil rights attorneys, family of victims, and sex offenders from across the country, mapping the size and shape of a flawed American institution. –Jon Kieran

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

ZEINABU IRENE DAVIS

Zeinabu irene Davis is a director and Professor of Communication at UCSD. Her films include a children’s film, Mother of the River, a dramatic feature, Compensation, and the experimental short, "Cycles."

DAVID FEIGE

David Feige is a public defender and writer. His book Indefensible was published by Little Brown & Co. He is a credited writer/producer on over 80 hours of episodic television. This is his first documentary.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NOVAC, Coffy Film Collective, Women in Film and Television

Metropolitan Center for Women & Children, Family Service of Greater New Orleans

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Made in Louisiana USA | 2015 | 95 min

Documentary

BACK STORY

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 6:15pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

Documentary

BEFORE THE WEST COAST

WORLD PREMIERE

DIR: Iman Shervington PRD: Iman Shervington, Chloe Walters-Wallace WRI: Iman Shervington DP: Iman Shervington, Chloe Walters-Wallace, Dedric Alexander, Ephraim Hall, Tyree LeBeau, Jeremy Tauriac, Daniel Wright ED: Iman Shervington

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend Iman Shervington has worked as a filmmaker in the public health realm for nearly ten years. She utilizes her screenwriting, directing, and editing skills to create films that advocate for health/ well-being, especially of youth.

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 11:00 am

WORLD PREMIERE

Ace Hotel New Orleans

DIR: Oyd Craddock PRD: Oyd Craddock WRI: Oyd Craddock DP: Corey Fortune' ED: Adam Intriago In 1967 St. Augustine won the right to compete in the Catholic football league in Louisiana. As the only black team in an all-white league being good wasn’t enough: they had to be the absolute best. From 1968-79 the team, led by head coach Otis Washington, battled biased calls and outright racism to become the number one ranked team in the state. They revolutionized the game with new defensive and offensive plays—some of which were precursors to the West Coast offensive style— and invigorated New Orleans’ black community during a time when civil rights and integration were hugely contested issues. Using archival footage and interviews with former players, coaches, and community members, Before the West Coast chronicles the powerful and largely successful history of the St. Aug football team, and the people who made it happen. –Amber Love

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

Oyd Craddock is a business executive from New Orleans and Before the West Coast is his feature film debut.

OYD CRADDOCK lehlogo.pdf

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES), #Awayteam, Junebug Productions

St. Augustine High School

#NOFF2016

MADE IN LOUISIANA

Back Story introduces Dedric, Daniel, Tyree, EJ, and Jeremy. Each has been given a camera, and has been told to document his life for six months; the result is an intimate portrait of what being young and black in the U.S. is like. In their footage we see them in their homes, schools and neighborhoods throughout New Orleans as they share moments with their friends and family. Personal interviews explore their realities and dreams as they discuss a range of topics from relationships with their parents, to being harassed by police, to where they’d like to see their lives go. Intercut with clips featuring historic representation of black Americans in film and interviews with leading activist Al Sharpton and political leader Marc Morial, Back Story artfully challenges popularized stereotypes of black youth. –Amber Love.

IMAN SHERVINGTON

USA | 2016 | 66 min

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Made in Louisiana USA | 2016 | 89 min

Narrative

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 9:00pm

WORLD PREMIERE

The Broad Theater

FREE ADMISSION NOFS MEMBERS

MADE IN LOUISIANA

Documentary

FORGOTTEN BAYOU

BOOKIE

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USA | 2016 | 73 min

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 8:30pm

WORLD PREMIERE

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 7:00pm

The Broad Theater

FREE ADMISSION NOFS MEMBERS

DIR: Michael Yusko PRD: Michael Yusko WRI: Michael Yusko DP: Kat Randall ED: Michael Yusko

DIR: Victoria Greene PRD: Victoria Greene, John Darling Haynes, Paul E. LeDoux WRI: Victoria Greene, Diana C. Zollicoffer DP: Paul E. LeDoux ED: Paul E. LeDoux

Michael Yusko, a gambling addict with a drinking problem, crowdsources funds to make a movie about a gambling addict with a drinking problem, only to lose the money gambling. After a death threat from an ornery investor, he is forced to make something with the miniscule funds he has left. It’s difficult to say what comes next. We follow Michael everywhere, changing modes from video-diarist to director to actor to something like a regular person. Are we watching a documentary about the making of the rump of his would-be film? Or is this that film? Is it both? Not even the characters (actors? subjects?) are sure. Frenetically edited and paced to the vicissitudes of Michael’s temperamental and downright bizarre desires, we are pulled deeper and deeper into a meta (non)narrative best described as a delightfully brutal portrait of artistic frustration. -Peter Goldberg

Bayou Corne, Louisiana, was once a thriving community. Members reveled in Cajun pride, held their own Mardi Gras celebrations, and the families of many had been settled there for generations. Irresponsible brining practices caused all of this to come crashing down on Aug 3, 2012, when a sinkhole swallowed a swath of nearby bayou. Residents were left with an impossible choice: start their lives over elsewhere, or stay and face the risks. Featuring interviews from current and former community members, Texas Brine employees, and government officials, Forgotten Bayou chronicles the events leading up to the tragedy as well as the continuing ways it has altered their lives. Over four years ago a mandatory evacuation for the area was issued. At the time of this writing, that evacuation is still in effect. –Amber Love

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

Born and raised a Mayor's son in Hudson NY, Yusko was forced into filmmaking after his football career was cut short due to injury. He currently resides in New Orleans.

VICTORIA GREENE

MICHAEL YUSKO

LSU-educated and Lousiana-based, Victoria Greene had a successful marketing career before becoming a filmmaker. She directed and produced the short film "Monster in the Bayou." Forgotten Bayou is her feature debut.

COMMUNITY PARTNER Tulane Environmental Law Clinic

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Made in Louisiana USA | 2015 | 90 min

Narrative

MY FATHER, DIE

+ Sun | Oct 16 | 10:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

USA | 2015 | 84 min

Narrative

PEOPLE

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 10:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

DIR: Shane McGoey PRD: Eric Winder Sella, Harrison Huffman WRI: Shane McGoey DP: Carlos Bible ED: Amalric de Ballsac

A barely pubescent Asher is struck deaf and dumb and his brother, Chester, beaten to death by a drunken man, furiously jealous over Chester sleeping with his underaged lover. What monster is capable of such a crime? A man positively “prehistoric,” Asher and Chester’s own father, Ivan. Fast forward to the present. Ivan is released from prison and out for blood (he kills an undercover cop only a few hours after getting let out). As the law of the jungle takes hold, Asher knows he has to strike first if he and his loved ones want to live. Syncopated with poetic asides and references to classical patricides, what follows is an artery-tightening, bloody romp through the bayous of rural Louisiana. Grindhouse to its core, if My Father, Die doesn’t leave you a crumpled mess of the person you were before, it will at least move you to call your parents. -Peter Goldberg

The participants of a one night stand face each other over dinner, and they don’t like what they see. Neither do the feuding couple on their way to the hospital following a strangely cutting dip in a fountain, but at least they’re having a better night than the friends whose boy’s boxing night deteriorates at first punch. Group counseling is not the answer: the psychologist is just as troubled as his patients. If only the screenwriter could get his script past the industry gatekeepers this would make a great film. In the six searing vignettes that compose People we can find the ugly, the flawed, and the twisted. If we’re ready to admit it, we can also find ourselves. —Amber Love

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

Sean Brosnan resides in Los Angeles with his wife and business partner, Sanja Banic Brosnan, and their one-year-old daughter, Marley Cassandra.

SEAN BROSNAN

Shane McGoey is a North Shore native and alumnus of UNO's Film Department. He writes for Windy Hill Pictures and PalmStar Media.

SHANE MCGOEY

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MADE IN LOUISIANA

DIR: Sean Brosnan PRD: Sanja Banic, Orian Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Alma Bogdan-Turner WRI: Sean Brosnan DP: Marc Shap ED: Jason Perlman

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Made in Louisiana USA | 2016 | 96 min

Narrative

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

Narrative

SHE WAS FAMOUS

A QUIET STORM

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 8:30pm

USA | 2016 | 93 min

WORLD PREMIERE

+ Tue | Oct 18 | 6:15 pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

DIR: Kenna J. Moore PRD: Ghost of Elysian Films, Isla Moon, Valley Rich WRI: Kenna J. Moore DP: Michael Augustine III ED: Kenna J. Moore

Fatal robberies are not uncommon in Aurora’s neighborhood, but this one was different. This one was committed by family. Though life before this wasn’t easy— life in the 9th Ward never is—at least she could focus on fine-tuning her alreadyaccomplished piano skills and getting into college with a scholarship. Now the pressure of deciding whether to go to the police or stay quiet is affecting her schoolwork and her familial ties. It has been made perfectly clear: family doesn’t snitch. But with the family of the victims and the police getting closer, Aurora has got to do something. A Quiet Storm is a nuanced look at the roots of cyclical violence; with tenderness and fully fleshed-out characters, it stands as a testament that violent crime is not always so black and white. –Amber Love

Jillian Jones is unique, Jillian Jones is a creative spirit, Jillian Jones is crumbling. After a major loss leaves her with PTSD she loses the last of her control, abusing drugs and straining relationships with her mother and friends. At the end of her spiral she finds, not rock bottom, but Karl Marx. As she throws herself into learning German, lessons from the famed author of the Communist Manifesto guide Jillian through warped imaginings and provide a lifeline through what may be her darkest hours. The accomplished final product of 2015-16 Emerging Voices filmmaker Kenna J. Moore, She Was Famous is an unflinching portrait of mental illness treatment’s efficacy when done well and when it goes horribly wrong. –Amber Love

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend

JASON AFFOLDER

Once upon a time in the Midwest of America, Jason Affolder was born on a freight train. After mastering the art of karaoke, he began traveling the world and making up movies. He enjoys fighting fires in his spare time.

◊ Filmmakers scheduled to attend Learn more about the local mental health community at a reception in the VIP Lounge preceding the film at 5:30pm. Kenna is a 2015-2016 NOFF Emerging Voices mentee and founder of NOLA independent film company, Ghost of Elysian Films.

KENNA J. MOORE

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MADE IN LOUISIANA

DIR: Jason Affolder PRD: Nick Cardinale, Aaron Rushin, Jon Wood WRI: Jason Affolder DP: Jake Springfield ED: Jason Affolder

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Narrative Shorts ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, 87m

BROKEN EMBRACES, 90m

Sunshine and Rain + Sat | Oct 15 | 12:15pm

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 2:00pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

+ Tues | Oct 18 | 12:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

Contemporary Arts Center

FREE ADMISSION

SUNSHINE AND RAIN

USA | 2016 | 12 min | DIR: Vish Vallabhaneni

WORLDPREMIERE

A young woman is torn between her future and her troubled family.

BLACK HEAD COW (Engiteng' Narok Lukunya)

Tanzania | 2016 | 12 min | DIR: Elizabeth Nichols

In a remote Maasai village in rural Tanzania, a young primary school girl is suddenly confronted by an arranged marriage.

LOSTFOUND

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 12:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

USA | 2016 | 12 min | DIR: Shakti Bhagchandani

Sweden | 2015 | 11 min | DIR: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén Seven-year-old Filip discovers a secret about his beloved older brother.

THE SURF REPORT

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Courtney Faye Powell A ghostly love story unfolds as two men look for answers where ocean meets sky.

USPREMIERE

THE BROTHER

A pastor questions his faith after the death of his only son.

France | 2016 | 9 min | DIR: Léa Triboulet

Three sisters go about their everyday life in New Orleans in the absence of their missing brother.

DIM BLOOD (Sangre Alba)

México | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: David Zonana Andrea is devastated after finding out her sister has leukemia, but a closer look will reveal something hidden on her psyche.

SUBMARINE SEMELE

Cyprus | 2015 | 13 min | DIR: Myrsini Aristidou A school note is just the excuse for Semele to visit her distant father at work.

GOODBYE

Lebanon | 2016 | 21 min | DIR: Mounia Akl Under the imminent threat of Lebanon’s garbage crisis, Hala is the only one in her town to refuse evacuation.

THE WAIT (La espera) China, USA | 2016 | 27 min | DIR: Xiaolu Hu

A father reunites with his daughter for the first time after she's run away from home.

USA | 2016 | 19 min | DIR: Juan Pablo González

An immigrant mother and daughter cope with a family tragedy in secret.

Reception to follow Saturday Oct 15 screening, hosted by the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. SPONSOR

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NARR ATIVE SHORTS

USA | 2015 | 10 min | DIR: Aaron Inman

FREE ADMISSION

FILIP

WORLDPREMIERE

A day in the life of a woman in the Nation of Islam.

SHEPHERD

The Surf Report

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Narrative Shorts DARK HABITS, 105m

THE SKIN I LIVE IN, 88m

Dry Days + Sun | Oct 16 | 6:00pm

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 6:15pm

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 2:00pm

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 12:00pm

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

The Theatres of Canal Place #1

Ace Hotel New Orleans

Ace Hotel New Orleans

SALESMANSHIP

USA | 2016 | 11 min | DIR: Bruce Bundy + Helen Rogers

PUDDING

USA | 2015 | 1 min | DIR: Ryan Betschart Two children explore their body curiosity through the telling of false memories regarding 1970s pop icons.

NUTCRACKER

PIGSKIN

USA | 2016 | 22 min | DIR: Michael Aronson

An introverted retail clerk tries to shed her good-girl image.

OH WHAT A WONDERFUL FEELING

USPREMIERE

Canada | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: François Jaros

Cosmic chaos haunts the evening of a truckstop prostitute.

NARR ATIVE SHORTS

FREE ADMISSION

Platonic life-mates Cherry and Jeri survive and thrive, thanks to copious amounts of pot and some light craigslist kink.

WORLDPREMIERE

LUCAS CAMRY ALEX

WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 16 min | DIR: Yamil Rodriguez, Michael

Arcos + Maja Holzinger From the French Quarter to the Gulf of Mexico, a couple works out the kinks in their polyamorous relationship.

WESTERN WOMEN

USA | 2016 | 14 min | DIR: Alexander Yan

A young man orders an unusual sex toy.

THREE POINT DYNAMICS

WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Keaton Smith

An alcoholic theoretical physicist seeks to right the wrongs of his past by applying his unified theory to reality.

DRY DAYS

WORLDPREMIERE

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Pigskin

USA | 2015 | 12 min | DIR: Will Welles

Alex’s upscale co-workers all think she’s going on a pleasant vacation. Instead, she descends into New York in search of the vile.

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USA | 2015 | 13 min | DIR: Jake Hammond

Laurie's got a date with the quarterback, but first she'll have to confront a monster of her own making.

THE ITCHING

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Dianne Bellino A shy wolf tries to befriend a group of hip, party-loving bunnies but finds her body is in revolt. Animated Short

VESSELS

USA | 2015 | 15 min | DIR: Arkasha Stevenson

A dangerous operation may be a young transgender woman's only path to a more feminine body.

SPEECH OF FOXES

USA | 2015 | 4 min | DIR: Ben Phillippo In this music video, an old man burns his mementos, but as each photograph is destroyed, he also loses a piece of himself.

THE EGG

Israel | 2015 | 20 min | DIR: Nadav Direktor

A lonely pregnant woman nurses a strange egg into a beastly hatchling.

LIGHTNINGFACE

USA | 2016 | 20 min | DIR: Brian Petsos

After an inexplicable incident, Basil (played by Oscar Isaac) sequesters himself in his apartment, beginning a profound transformation.


Narrative Shorts WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?, 79m

TALK TO HER, 87m

The Sleep of the Amazons

The Ants

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 4:45pm

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 8:45pm

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 5:30pm

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 2:00pm

The Theatres of Canal Place #2 The Theatres of Canal Place #1

THE SLEEP OF THE AMAZONS

(Le Sommeil des Amazones) USPREMIERE Belgium | 2015 | 25 min | DIR: Berangere McNeese With their backs against the wall, five lost women form a tribe. SPONSOR

The Theatres of Canal Place #2 Ace Hotel New Orleans

GREENER GRASS

USA | 2015 | 15 min | DIR: Paul Briganti Two soccer moms trapped in surreal suburbia vie for perfect children, perfect husbands, and most importantly, perfect teeth.

PARTNERS

USA | 2016 | 6 min | DIR: Joey Ally A slump in work/life partners Kate and Leigh's sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship.

FLOWERS

USA | 2016 | 19 min | DIR: Nikyatu Jusu + Yvonne Michelle Shirley

When Brooklyn teens Mya and Erin seek revenge on a teacher, their well-calculated plans quickly spiral out of control.

USA | 2015 | 3 min | DIR: Emily Hoffman + Ariel Noltimier Strauss

Mixing animated video footage with stop-motion puppetry, two close friends bring you into their average Friday night.

4 POUNDS OF FLOWERS

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Rob Richert

Kayla and Trevor have scraped by for years on a remote pot farm, but a discovery threatens their dysfunctional status quo.

METROPOLIS USPREMIERE

France | 2015 | 25 min | DIR: Hugues Hariche

YouTube dancer Cyril is just 16 and already feels like the world has passed him by.

USA | 2015 | 15 min | DIR: Elisha Yaffe Two creative but directionless teenage twins, Bobby and Lu, are forced to face the realities of growing up.

CHAMELEON (海風) USPREMIERE

Norway | 2015 | 15 min | DIR: Christina Lande

A grandiose young woman inserts herself into the afternoon of precocious students.

ISLA TRAENA

England, Scotland | 2015 | 13 min | DIR: Freddy Syborn Digging through his dead girlfriend's diary, Charlie discovers a whole other world.

LEWIS

Canada | 2015 | 15 min | DIR: Fantavious Fritz A missing cat witnesses the daily life of a neighborhood and befriends a Lithuanian widow.

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NARR ATIVE SHORTS

THE EMILY + ARIEL SHOW

THE ANTS WORLDPREMIERE

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Narrative Shorts WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, 101m

Her Friend Adam + Sun | Oct 16 | 2:00pm

The Theatres of Canal Place #2

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 4:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

HER FRIEND ADAM

Canada | 2015 | 16 min | DIR: Ben Petrie

A boyfriend's jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

HOUNDS (Kalvei Tsaid)

Israel | 2015 | 30 min | DIR: Omer Tobi

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B:11.125”

Iris is finally getting promoted after 16 years as a museum guard, but a tiny mishap is about to test her newfound status.

THESE WILD THINGS

USA | 2016 | 10 min | DIR: Samantha Smith Two strangers collide on a desolate bayou road and form a bond under a most bizarre circumstance.

WORLDPREMIERE

SEA BREEZE (海風)

United Kingdom, Taiwan | 2015 | 30 min | DIR: Chun-Yi Li

A Taiwanese woman mothers and befriends the wandering young Filipino man she meets by chance.

WOMAN IN DEEP

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Janicza Bravo

A woman struggles to make it through her birthday in one piece.

AFTER CLAUDETTIA

dir. Philip H. Williamson + Jaime Blanson The documentary centers on life for queer students and teachers in the Monroe City School system after the 2015 incident where Claudetteia Love, an openly queer student, made nationwide headlines for challenging a discriminatory school policy that barred her from wearing a tuxedo to prom.

NO CHOICE

dir. Danielle Calle “No Choice” is a short documentary film that focuses on Benjamin and Alba Calle, two middle-aged Colombian immigrants living and working in Greenville, South Carolina. Using a vérité approach, the film follows their typical work day as they remark on their complex political views.

SUMMER16

dir. Zandashé Brown For the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the summer of 2016 has ushered in a season of police brutality, retaliation, and ultimately, major flooding that left over 20,000 people displaced in southern Louisiana. Summer16 explores the intersection of race and class and how the two have played a part in this chronicle of Baton Rouge history by following the accounts of people of color.

FIRST

dir. Emily MacKenzie + Annie Freitas After receiving her Associate Degree in 2015, Dolfinette Martin, a 46-year-old mother of five, mentors other formerly incarcerated women at the FIRST Learning Clinic, which aims to help students pursue educational and professional goals.

These films will screen as part of the Louisiana Shorts Act Three program. See page 104 for screening details.

#NOFF2016

NARR ATIVE SHORTS

This year NOFF has partnered with Artless Media and their new Magnifying Glass Fellowship to fund a handful of micro-budgeted, expediently produced short films that investigate social injustices. Each film was produced by Louisiana residents with the goal of documenting oppressed communities of which the filmmakers are a part. Applicants were required to submit a specific one-page treatment and budget not exceeding $2,500; selected filmmakers were then given a small grant and a time span of approximately two months to produce their 2- to 5-minute film. This year’s selected Magnifying Glass Fellows are:

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Documentary Shorts DOC ONE, 85M

DOC TWO, 96m

Irregulars + Fri | Oct 14 | 6:30pm

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 2:30pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

+ Thurs | Oct 20 | 11:45am

Ace Hotel New Orleans

FREE ADMISSION

ROCKET WARS

Greece, USA | 2015 | 6 min | DIR: Salomon Ligthelm

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

CECIL AND CARL

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Elvis León + Gastòn Yvorra Cecil has lived alone in a giant house ever since Carl, his partner of 43 years, was admitted to a nursing home.

A THOUSAND MIDNIGHTS

THE HONEYS AND BEARS

USA | 2015 | 13 min | DIR: Carlos Javier Ortiz An experimental documentary chronicling the economic and social histories of the Great Migration.

DOCU MENTARY SHORTS

+ Tues | Oct 18 | 5:30pm

Parishioners on the Greek island of Chios engage in a battle on Holy Saturday, firing thousands of homemade rockets.

WORLDPREMIERE

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The Honeys and Bears

COMMUNITY PARTNER BYP100 - New Orleans Chapter

HIGH CHAPARRAL

USA | 2016 | 9 min | DIR: David Freid

Sweden's Wild West response to a refugee crisis.

IRREGULARS

Italy | 2015 | 9 min | DIR: Fabio Palmieri Against a hypnotic factory backdrop, a refugee encapsulates the global immigration crisis in his own words.

MY ALEPPO

USA | 2015 | 18 min | DIR: Melissa Langer

A Syrian family visits the home front of the civil war via Skype, watching Aleppo disintegrate and their loved ones change.

THE GREAT THEATER

Poland | 2016 | 30 min | DIR: Slawomir Batyra A look behind the scenes at Warsaw's Grand Theater, the largest opera theatre in the world. SPONSOR Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

#NOFF2016

USA | 2015 | 4 min | DIR: Veena Rao Members of the Harlem Honeys and Bears, a synchronized swim team for seniors, describe the freedom of the water.

THE TRICKS LIST

USA | 2015 | 19 min | DIR: Brian Bolster A gay man’s journey to memorialize and document every sexual encounter he has ever had.

DANGEROUS CURVES

USA | 2016 | 12 min | DIR: Merete Mueller

Plus-sized pole dancer Roslyn Mays uncovers vulnerability and strength through public exposure.

FRAME 394

Canada | 2016 | 29 min | DIR: Rich Williamson In the glimmer of a shiny object, Daniel finds himself entangled in one of America's most high-profile police shootings.

THE FLAG

USA | 2015 | 17 min | DIR: Tyler Parker Race, rage, and reconciliation in Columbia, S.C., following the Mother Emanuel AME Church shootings in the hot summer of 2015. COMMUNITY PARTNER BYP100 - New Orleans Chapter


Documentary Shorts DOC THREE, 93m

DOC FOUR, 97M

In This World + Sun | Oct 16 | 1:45pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #1

Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston? + Tues | Oct 18 | 6:15pm

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 6:15pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #1

IN THIS WORLD

THE WEDDING OF THE TREES (Il Taglio del Maggio)

Fifteen-year-old Courvosier Cox is on a quest to escape from inner-city Durham, N.C., and into the spotlight.

Italy, Germany | 2015 | 18 min | DIR: Melanie Kindl + Clemens Wolfart In southern Italy an ancient pagan fertility ritual unites magic, religion, excess and craftsmanship.

GIRLS AND BOYS

HELLHOLE

USA | 2015 | 15 min | DIR: Kelly Creedon

USA | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Tomasz Gubernat An intimate portrait of a dance instructor and her adolescent students. USA | 2015 | 7 min | DIR: Nicholas Colia

A NYC-based woman teaches a musical theater performance class for senior citizens (and doesn't hold back in her critiques).

DINA

USA | 2016 | 18 min | DIR: Alan Jensen Dina is a Vegas native and blind mother of two who performs for tips on the strip in a strange and unconventional manner.

SIXTEEN

Screening with Tú y Yo USPREMIERE

USA, Trinidad and Tobago | 2015 | 7 min | DIR: Vashti

Harrison + Kassiopia Ragoonanan A mother's fading memories of her native Trinidad and the abusive father and arranged marriage she escaped.

HOW WE ARE NOW USPREMIERE

United Kingdom | 2015 | 33 min | DIR: Andrea Niada

Peter and Douglas, an aging gay couple, reflect on their 60 years together and their changing relationship.

BAJO TIERRA USPREMIERE

Spain, USA | 2016 | 14 min | DIR: Biliana + Marina

Grozdanova Beneath the cemetery of Ortiguiera, Spain, lives the cross-bearer for the town’s most cherished religious celebration.

HI HOW ARE YOU DANIEL JOHNSTON?

USA | 2015 | 17 min | DIR: Gabriel Sunday A psychedelic film about an aging artist coming to terms with the dreams of yesteryear.

HOLLIS TREASURES

USA | 2015 | 11 min | DIR: R. Todd Campbell A visit to Tim Hollis' whimsical Birmingham, Alabama, museum.

FROM NORTH TO SOUTH KOREA

North Korea, South Korea, China, United Kingdom | 2016 | 27 min |

DIR: James Page A filmmaker's carefully-managed visit to North Korea is paralleled with conversations with his South Korean friend.

#NOFF2016

DOCU MENTARY SHORTS

MIRIAM FOND: PERFORMANCE COACH WORLDPREMIERE

Pakistan, England | 2016 | 10 min | DIR: Mobeen Ansari In Karachi, Pakistan, a "conservancy worker" risks his life to clean the city's sewers by hand.

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Short Films SHORT FILMS SCREENING WITH FEATURES

FAMILY FRIENDLY ANIMATED SHORTS, 45m

Must See + See feature film info for specific screening details

RELUCTANTLY QUEER Screening with Daddy's Boy

Ghana, USA | 2016 | 8 min | DIR: Akosua Adoma Owusu

This epistolary short film invites us into the unsettling life of a young Ghanaian man struggling to reconcile his love for his mother with his love for same-sex desire amid the increased tensions incited by same-sex politics in Ghana.

THIS IS YATES Screening with Hara Kiri

USA | 2016 | 12 min | DIR: Josh Yates

Decades of serene and violent home movies are recontextualized, throwing into question not only the ways in which we shape identity through fragmented media, but also the processes through which we construct memory and deal with personal trauma.

NEW ORLEANS LIVES Screening with One Note at a Time

Feufollet + Sat | Oct 15 | 11:00am

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

+ Tues | Oct 18 | 4:30pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

FREE ADMISSION FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18

THE BOY WHO LEARNED HOW TO FLY

USA | 2016 | 7 min | Limbert Fabian + Jake Wyatt

Before he was the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt was the boy who learned to fly. From Louisiana-based Moonbot Studios.

CIRCLES (Ma'agalim)

Israel | 2016 | 4 min | DIR: Uri Lotan + Yoav Shtibelman In a forgotten old penny arcade, a wooden doll is stuck in place and time.

FEUFOLLET

USA, Uruguay | 2016 | 4 min | DIR: Santiago Germano Known elsewhere as will-o'-the-wisp or pixie lights, a spirit called the feufollet lives in the dark swamps of Louisiana.

WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 4 min | DIR: Yoruba Richen The story of New Orleans Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and her instrumental role MOSQUITO: THE BITE OF PASSAGE WORLDPREMIERE USA | 2016 | 7 min | DIR: Brian Vincent Rhodes + Eric in the rebuilding of her Broadmoor neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina. Cheng A mosquito on her first hunting trip with her mother tries to confess that she doesn't BLACKOUT like blood. Screening with The Nine

SHORT FILMS

USPREMIERE

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USA, United Kingdom | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Jordan

Baseman The loss of time as experienced by a recently sober, 23-year-old woman.

MUST SEE Screening with Waiting for B.

USA | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Nellie Kluz

An immersive trip through three American pilgrimages, secular and holy.

MOOM

Japan, USA | 2016 | 14 min | DIR: Robert Kondo + Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi Every forgotten object has a memory of its previous owner. Moom is one of those memories stuck in this world.

LITTLE SHIMAJIRO

Japan | 2015 | 9 min | DIR: Isamu Hirabayashi

When a mischievous tiger boy living in a quiet forest falls into a hole, many of the forest’s residents try to help him.

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Animated Shorts ANIMATED SHORTS, 99m

Love

Scent of Geranium

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 4:00pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

+ Mon | Oct 17 | 6:00pm

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

A TALE OF CROWS

USA | 2016 | 7 min | DIR: Roy Taylor

349

USA | 2015 | 4 min | DIR: Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

Three young crow siblings hatch, get lessons from Mom, taste the adventure of their first flight, and meet with a cat.

Created with hundreds of pencils and hundreds of hands, 349 explores the idea that we're all imperceptibly connected.

RABBIT BLOOD

LOVE

Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.

Hungary, France | 2016 | 14 min | DIR: Réka Bucsi A short film describing affection in three different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system.

IN THE WAVES

TO BUILD A FIRE

USA, Turkey | 2016 | 5 min | DIR: Yagmur Altan

A tie-dye fabric animation that narrates the beginning of life from a microscopic perspective.

France, England | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Fx Goby Jack London’s tragic tale of a man and his dog trying to survive in the overwhelmingly hostile nature of the Yukon Territory.

A LOVE STORY

THERE'S TOO MANY OF THESE CROWS

Two creatures weave a colourful world. When one of them is threatened, the other must fight to stay together, or be torn apart.

Humans and birds are having a difficult time co-existing, as a confrontation in an open grass field spirals out of control.

USA, Taiwan | 2015 | 6 min | DIR: Ying-Fang Shen

United Kingdom | 2016 | 7 min | DIR: Anushka Naanayakkara

CLOUDS

A villager observes clouds in search for inspiration for his village’s sacrificial rituals.

SCENT OF GERANIUM

USA | 2016 | 5 min | DIR: Naghmeh Farzaneh

An autobiographical account of the director's immigrant experience.

BIRDIE WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 3 min | DIR: Alex Wiltz + Kenny Lass

A baby bird gains consciousness and breaks through the shell, but an evil Crow wants to make little Birdie his next meal.

THE TALE OF ELISHA BOWMAN

USA | 2016 | 5 min | DIR: Eric Gremillion In 1805, the Methodist Episcopal Church sent its first missionary to New Orleans. What he found there overwhelmed him.

WORLDPREMIERE

WORM

USA | 2015 | 3 min | DIR: Becky James

Wrapped in chains, a worm languishes in prison.

MANOMAN

United Kingdom | 2015 | 11 min | DIR: Simon Cartwright When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits.

COMMUNITY PARTNER Crescent City Comics

#NOFF2016

SHORT FILMS

Canada | 2016 | 12 min | DIR: Diego Maclean

USA | 2016 | 4 min | DIR: Morgan Miller

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Experimental Shorts EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS, 90m

An Ecstatic Experience

Disambiguation

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 6:15pm

Contemporary Arts Center

AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE

USA | 2015 | 6 min | DIR: Ja'Tovia Gary

An invocation and a meditation on transcendence as a means of restoration and resistance.

WOMAN WITHOUT MANDOLIN

Germany, Brazil | 2015 | 5 min | DIR: Fabiano Mixo

The face of a woman seems to be fluctuating in space. She is absorbed and it is almost possible to hear her breathing. Suddenly, she seems to wake up. She gazes at us profoundly. Meanwhile she is transforming herself, unravelling and recovering herself piece by piece.

BOOKED FOR SAFE KEEPING WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 8 min | DIR: Bradly Dever Treadaway

Juxtaposed against the grace, rhythm and force inherent within the motions of a boxer engaged in battle with himself are archival images from a 1960 film produced by the Louisiana Association for Mental Health addressing the apprehension and incarceration of “disturbed” people.

JUST SOLI

SHORT FILMS

United Kingdom | 2015 | 15 min | DIR: somebody nobody

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The changing emotions of Britain's black population, from a Caribbean on the SS Windrush: full of hope and love for the “motherland” to a disaffected British youth. Splicing together archive footage, filmed scenes, sounds and images to build an image of Britain struggling to relinquish its colonial powers.

REGAL

USA | 2015 | 2 min | DIR: Karissa Hahn From: film (theater) to > youtube (home) > to film (theater). Torrented/pirated (digital) images as found footage, printed from a household printer onto 16mm clear film.

(I)FRAME

(I) FRAME is a mechanical ballet set to the original tempo that characterizes motion on screen at 24 (I) frames a second.

FLICKER WARNING: this film may not be suitable for viewers with photosensitive epilepsy.

SMUK TRYPTIC

USA | 2016 | 16 min | DIR: Michael Arcos The first of the "Instagram Doom Wave" genre. SMUK is a video triptych giving the viewer a chance to act as voyeur to the humor, sadness, fear, pain, love, lust, obsession, addiction and confusion expressed through one man's Instagram account.

DISAMBIGUATION

USA | 2015 | 7 min | DIR: Phoebe Tooke An experimental documentary based on actual events surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

PONCHARTRAIN USPREMIERE

MY QUEEN (Ma Reine)

Belgium | 2015 | 8 min | DIR: Tim Verhaegen

A house has been unoccupied for years. For the director it was a trove of memories. Change is coming and he captured its last moments on film.

(BREAK)

USA | 2016 | 11 min | DIR: Karissa Hahn + Andrew Kim

USA | 2016 | 4 min | DIR:Adam Sekuler, Shannon Stewart +

Angelle Hebert Ghostly apparitions are seen walking the banks of the bayou in Louisiana. Trapped in a cyclonic tidal force, these specters are caught between the chemical and physical interaction between the emulsion, the body and the brackish water.

THE BLOOP

USA | 2016 | 7 min | DIR: Cara Cusumano

An impressionistic docu-mystery exploring the origins of an unidentified deep-sea sound. COMMUNITY PARTNER Prospect New Orleans P.4

#NOFF2016


Web Series WEB SERIES, 97m NEW DEEP SOUTH

Season 1, Episode 1 USA | 2015 | 12 min | DIR: Rosie Haber; Co-Creators: Rosie Haber +

You're So Talented + Fri | Oct 14 | 6:30pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

THE BENEFITS OF GUSBANDRY

Season 1, Episodes 1+2 USA | 2016 | 18 min | DIR: Alicia J. Rose

At her debaucherous 40th birthday party, serial relationship-killer Jackie meets handsome and charming thirty-something River. Their ensuing adventures lead them to discover a raucous new kind of “significant otherness”. The Benefits of Gusbandry explores a modern relationship between a woman and a gay man, navigating our newly relaxed border controls together with grounded comedic abandon. The New York Times wrote, "The Benefits of Gusbandry works the straight-gay friendship thing deliciously, thanks to sharp writing and spirited performances."

Season 1, Episodes 1,2,+3 USA | 2016 | 14 min | DIR: Byron Lane

Season 2 Episode 1 USA | 2015 | 10 min | DIR: Emmett Jack Lundberg

Brothers is a narrative series about a group of four trans-masculine friends in Brooklyn, NY. With trans actors cast in the main roles, the series follows their daily lives, the ups and downs, of what it means to live as a transgender individual in today’s urban society. Touching upon a few of the issues that face transgender individuals—healthcare, dating, homophobia, identity—Brothers explores what it means to struggle and succeed as a trans person in the complicated fabric of today’s society. The complete first season is available online.

LAST MEAL

USA | 2015 | 9 min | DIR: Courtney Eck +

Jordan Firstman Last Meal is a six-episode web series exploring the deadly dinner parties of Aaron Grimmer, son of the Grim Reaper, and his wife, Jessica Grimmer. Infusing his dad’s cloakand-scythe approach with a little class, the Grimmers invite their famous “guests” to elaborate dinner parties before creatively—if not always painlessly— helping them meet their fate. Guests include comedian/actress Sabrina Jalees, musician Brent Knopf, and graphic novelist Nicole J. Georges.

Season 1, Episodes 1+2 USA | 2015 | 17 min | DIR: Sydney Freeland

Rarely in media have trans women been complex characters who laugh, struggle, and grow, who share strength in sisterhood, who seek and find love. Her Story follows two trans-women, Violet and Paige, living in Los Angeles who have been given new hope in love due to chance encounters. Their stories depict the very human women we see in queer communities, and explore how these women navigate the intersections of label identity and love.

YOU'RE SO TALENTED Season 2, Episodes 3+5

USA | 2016 | 18 min | DIR: Sam Bailey

You're So Talented follows Bea Freeman, an out-of-work and full-ofoptions Chicago artist, as she navigates her twenties and all its inevitable disappointments. With the help of her friends, she may be able to pull her life together, but a strained relationship with her sister and an on-again off-again romance with a local poet are testing her strength.

#NOFF2016

SHORT FILMS

A man reveals his testicular cancer diagnosis to his quirky friends and family in this comedy web series Carrie Fisher calls "hilarious," Stephen Fry calls "brilliant," Livestrong Foundation calls "hysterical," and Cosmopolitan Magazine calls "fearless."

Season 1, Episode 1

BROTHERS

HER STORY

LAST WILL & TESTICLE

WORLDPREMIERE

Lauren Cioffi The New Deep South series explores the vibrant and multifaceted queer culture that is emerging in the American South. Featuring real stories from the lives of queer youth, the series investigates the tangled nature of sexual identity in places that old stereotypes deem socially conservative. In “Instababy” a young queer couple in Jackson, Mississippi, try to start a family in a state where same-sex adoption has been illegal. So, they turn to the best resource at their disposal: Instagram.

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Music Videos MUSIC VIDEOS, 60m

Dove

Sticking to My Guns

+ Sat | Oct 15 | 2:45pm

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 5:45pm

The Theatres at Canal Place #2

“DANCE SQUARE” BY VIDEO AGE

USA | 2016 | 4 min | DIR: Harry Bartle

An abandoned warehouse becomes a stage for a lone dancer.

"IN THE WOODS" BY EL PERRO DEL MAR

USA | 2016 | 5 min | DIR: Connor Hurley

An Amish man leaves his rural home for a seaside gambling town.

USA | 2016 | 5 min | DIR: Jeff Ray

Separated as children due to their skin color, two friends reunite during the Baltimore City race riots of 1968.

“CAN'T LAST” BY GOLDEN EARS

Canada, Iceland | 2016 | 5 min | DIR: Evan Bourque + Dwight Jantzi

A stranded astronaut finds himself in a foreign land with no recollection of his origin or mission.

JOHANNES MOSER PLAYS DVOŘÁK

SHORT FILMS

The Netherlands | 2015 | 3 min | DIR: Zoe D'Amaro + Marco Della Coletta Lights dance across Moser as he throws himself into the music of Dvořák.

“MUSCLE TO BONE” BY MIGHTY BROTHER

WORLDPREMIERE

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Colombia | 2016 | 5 min | DIR: Jacob Krupnick Voguing artist Kia Labeija moves through the streets of Bogotá, Colombia, in search of her pet and lost lover.

“MERCURY RISING” BY ZARIF WILDER (AKA THEMIND) USA | 2016 | 5 min | DIR: Colm Dillane Two Claymation children escape their realities and meet in the stars.

"CAN I EXIST" BY MISSIO WORLDPREMIERE

“DOVE” BY PILLAR POINT

USA | 2016 | 4 min | DIR: Will Addison

A collision of paint and the human body creates a picture of unrequited love.

“FROST” BY SVEN HELBIG

USA | 2015 | 4 min | DIR: Jo Roy

Dancers gradually join and move together as a single organism as they move across the desert.

“DREAMS” BY SOFIE WINTERSON

The Netherlands | 2015 | 4 min | DIR: Bear Damen

USPREMIERE

Angst and strong imagery come together in the relationship of two teenagers.

“THIS IDEA OF US” BY JONO MCCLEERY

United Kingdom | 2016 | 5 min | DIR: R. Todd Campbell A man struggles with memories from an abusive relationship.

USPREMIERE

“DO YOU CARE” BY KIND COUSIN WORLDPREMIERE

“SHAKEDOWN” BY HASIZZLE

USA | 2016 | 3 min | DIR: Vincent Chaney, Cameron Bordelon

A showcase of New Orleans' signature dance: bounce. "LETTTTT'S GO" –HASIZZLE"

“STICKING TO MY GUNS” BY PJ MORTON

USA | 2016 | 4 min | DIR: Allendra "Cinemadona" Freeman

A celebration and expression of southern black church culture in the face of surrounding injustice and oppression.

COMMUNITY PARTNER NolaVie

#NOFF2016

USA | 2016 | 4 min | DIR: Natalie Kingston

Estranged childhood friends revisit their relationship.


Louisiana Shorts ACT ONE, 78m

ACT TWO, 90m

SAMO* + Thurs | Oct 13 | 6:00pm

+ Fri | Oct 14 | 5:45pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

The Orpheum Theater

AMONGST STRANGERS WORLDPREMIERE

Plaquemines

USA | 2016 | 14 min | DIR: Stephen Pfeil

A man who has trouble recognizing familiar faces gets lost in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

SAMO* (SAME OL S***)

USA | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Jonathan Isaac Jackson A filmmaker being honored at a grant party wonders if he's being celebrated for his work or chosen to meet a quota. COMMUNITY PARTNERS PONT:Productions, BreakOUT!

PLAQUEMINES

USA | 2016 | 28 min | DIR: Nailah Jefferson Trapped in a dwindling fishing town, a father and son try to navigate life in a dying culture. Winner of the 2015 Create Louisiana Filmmakers Grant.

WORLDPREMIERE

SPONSOR

COMMUNITY PARTNERS NOVAC, Tulane Environmental Law Clinic

WORLDPREMIERE

THE EXECUTIONER WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 12 min | DIR: Laci Dent

IMMACULATE WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Sienna Pinderhughes

A near-silent portrait of a homeless young woman facing eviction from her home in an abandoned warehouse.

BIXBY

USA | 2016 | 17 min | DIR: Ahmed Siddiqui

Bixby—an abused teen on parole—becomes an enforcer and vigilante to protect his mother.

OUT WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Kira Akerman In rural Louisiana, a brief friendship blooms between a spirited older woman and the young filmmaker who wants to document her.

BOY

USA | 2015 | 7 min | DIR: Brian Hollars A little boy and his dog travel through the ruins of a fallen city to a place he will never forget.

HOT AIR BALLOON ANIMALS WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 8 min | DIR: Ben Johnson, Serene

Bacigalupi + Jacques Duffourc A monster becomes inspired to embark on a hot air adventure filled with flying unicorns and cloud animals.

THUNDER ROAD WORLDPREMIERE

Officer Arnaud loved his Mom.

USA | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Jim Cummings

JONAH STANDS UP USA | 2016 | 9 min | DIR: Alex Aaron + A. Davis

The story of Alexis, a transgender woman coming out to her friends and family. COMMUNITY PARTNER BreakOUT!

USA | 2016 | 21 min | DIR: Hannah Engelson New Orleans artist, activist, and comedian Jonah Bascle faces his mortality and his legacy. *Film preceded by reception at 3:45pm in the VIP Lounge, including performance from local band featured in the film, DiNOLA. Open to the public. SPONSORS

#NOFF2016

LOUISIANA SHORTS

The life of an estranged female anesthesiologist is awakened by the man she's called to execute.

ELNORA

WORLDPREMIERE

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Louisiana Shorts ACT THREE, 86m

ACT FOUR, 82m

The New Orleans Sazerac + Sat | Oct 15 | 12:30pm

+

Hunter + Sun | Oct 16 | 1:45pm

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

This program will also include screenings of four short films supported by the Magnifying Glass Micro-Grant program. See page 95 for more details.

A HIDDEN HISTORY: THE STORY OF THE NEW ORLEANS TRIBUNE

Canada, USA | 2016 | 10 min | DIR: Maya Annik Bedward + Sean Liliani A father buries his rich black heritage to raise his children white in 1960s New Orleans.

DEW DROP

USA | 2015 | 15 min | DIR: Rachel Weinberg + Palmer Morse

HUNTER WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 4 min | DIR: Jane Geisler

A girl and her blind, porch-bound grandfather take illicit measures to protect the balance of their swamp.

JOANN CLEVENGER: A GIRL SCOUT WITH GUMPTION

HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

A profile of JoAnn Clevenger, owner of Upperline, 2015 James Beard awardee.

LOUISIANA SHORTS

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Catherine Taylor When her grieving father breaks his Lenten vow, a little girl must protect him from a mythical bayou beast.

The Dew Drop Inn's newest owner Kenneth Jackson struggles to reopen the cultural landmark's doors for a new generation.

USA | 2015 | 9 min | DIR: Franรงois Jaros

PAINTING A NORMAL LIFE

USA | 2015 | 16 min | DIR: Paul Catalanotto

A Louisiana folk artist with cerebral palsy, learns to embrace his disability through his art. COMMUNITY PARTNER United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans

HENRY

WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 9 min | DIR: Sean Muiris O'Grady

Henry James makes one-of-a-kind art using skills he learned while wrongfully serving a 30-year prison sentence at Angola. COMMUNITY PARTNER Innocence Project New Orleans

MAGIC ARCHWAY

WORLDPREMIERE

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ROUGAROU

USA | 2016 | 6 min | DIR: Luisa Dantas

Chronicles the creation of a mosaic archway by a local artist and former residents of the Lafitte public housing development. COMMUNITY PARTNERS Providence Community Housing, The Global Mosaic Project, a project of True Mosaics Studio

THE NEW ORLEANS SAZERAC

USA | 2015 | 21 min | DIR: James Martin The perfect Sazerac: one part technique, one part interpretation + a dash of folklore.

#NOFF2016

USA | 2016 | 16 min | DIR: Sasha Solodukhina Elliot, a cynical Laundromat employee, begins to unravel after his only friend dies.

HISTORIA NATURALIS WORLDPREMIERE

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Alaina Boyett

A hermit's solitary life and troubled past are stirred up when a group of outsiders stumble upon his camp.

BLACK MAJICK

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Terrence Jones A family of runaway slaves finds their path to freedom jeopardized when they meet a malicious witch in a Louisiana swamp.

THE BESPOKE TAILORING OF MISTER BELLAMY

USA | 2015 | 17 min | DIR: Alexander Jeffery Mr. Bellamy sees a post for a janitorial position at a local law firm and decides to make a suit for the interview.

SPONSOR


Louisiana Shorts ACT FIVE, 86m

ACT SIX, 78m

Comedy Rising + Tues | Oct 18 | 8:45pm

+ Wed | Oct 19 | 6:30pm

Ace Hotel New Orleans

Entergy Giant Screen Theater

COMEDY RISING

USA | 2015 | 26 min | DIR: Paul Punzo A laugh-out-loud short documentary featuring the performances and musings of four New Orleans based stand-up comedians.

WORLDPREMIERE

HARD BROADS

USA | 2015 | 10 min | DIR: Mindy Bledsoe Three female friends have to transport the dead body of a celebrity without anyone knowing she is dead.

HEART BREAK-IN

USA | 2016 | 11 min | DIR: Max Fisk

Two ex-lover diamond thieves unwittingly sneak into the same mansion.

USA | 2016 | 39 min | DIR: Owen Legendre + Nick Friend

The dramatic rise and fall of one of Florida’s most enigmatic musical geniuses.

MEST’

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Morgan Roberts A young boy who is abused at home and beaten up at school learns to defend himself but his hardships persist.

WORLDPREMIERE

CREATURES OF GOD

USA | 2016 | 15 min | DIR: Sandy Parker With their wedding looming, a couple wonders whether the trail of dead animals in their wake is a sign.

WORLDPREMIERE

THE CONJURE WOMAN

USA | 2016 | 6 min | DIR: Zandashé Brown Octavia, an unmarried, barren young woman believes her home to be haunted by the spirit of a young child.

WORLDPREMIERE

SPLITTING MAUL

USA | 2016 | 13 min | DIR: Trenton Mynatt

Red, a hard working father, must find the courage to save his son. But in the old west, what does it mean to be courageous?

ARCENEAUX: MELPEMONE'S SONG EPISODE 1 USA | 2016 | 29 min | DIR: Jason D. Buch A detective searches for the truth behind the murder of the daughter of a wealthy New Orleans real estate developer.

WORLDPREMIERE

SPONSOR COMMUNITY PARTNER P4: Prospect New Orleans

#NOFF2016

LOUISIANA SHORTS

PENSACOLA PROPHET: THE STORY OF PECAN PINWHEELIE WORLDPREMIERE

The Conjure Woman

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THANK YOU

Thank You

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Ace Hotel New Orleans Staff Lenny Alsfeld Erica Anderson Contemporary Arts Center Staff Mark Backus Neil Barclay Sara Barnard Franciszek Baudoin Caitlyn Bell Carol Bidault de I'Isle Kelli Bingham Travis Bird Skipper Bond Brian Boyles Kristina Bradford Kyle Brechtel Susan and Ralph Brennan Michael Brown Mary Catherine Bullock Dynette and David Burke NyAsia Burris Trey Burvant Dan Camp Charmaine Caccioppi Bobby Cash Angela Catalano Andre Champagne Caitlin Cooley Logan Crowe Jason Curole Christine D'Souza C. Rodney Daniels Christine DeCuir Jason Deibler Lauren Delery Jeff Derouen Natan Diacon-Furtado Justin Ditch Devona Dolliole Lauren Domino Samantha Dufrene Kyle Edmiston Aimee J. Everrett Rachel Fabra Leslie Fields-Cruz James Finn Ellis Fortinberry Allen Frederick Andrew Freeman Asher Friend

Sam Fritz Fulton Alley Staff Katherine and Tony Gelderman John and Dathel Georges Alexa Georges Nicki Gilbert Darrien Michele Gipson Greg Gremillion Biliana Grozdanova Laura Gurievsky Eliza Hajek David Hall Ariana Hall Gia Hamilton Stephen Hamner Christopher Harter Edwin Hayfron Jessie Haynes Bill Hines Wendi Hinyup Ron Hofmann Fred Holley Jimmy Hornbeak Scott Hutcheson Janell Kalifey Jen Kessler Lisa Kirwin Brian Kish Solange Knowles Keene Kopper Lee Kyle Jorge Lauriano Jenny Lazo Susan Leiderman Loira Limbal Eric Linquest Phil LoCicero Erica Mahoney Leo Marsh Ed Marshall Ti Martin Laron Mathieu Mayor Mitch Landrieu and staff of the City of New Orleans Sian McArthur Trapper Mcevoy Darcy McKinnon Melisse Meza Don Miccio Greg Milneck Leanne Mistretta

#NOFF2016

Frank J. Monteleone Rep. Helena Moreno Carroll Morton Jennifer Mueller Armina Mussa Scott Niemeyer Jocelyne Ninneman Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser Orpheum Theater Staff Thea Pagel Cory Parker Ashley Patterson Matt Pelto Lauren Peteroy Emily Reimsnyder Miranda Restovic Mark Romig Lauren Ruello Ashton Ryan Peter Santoro Jason Schayot Mandy Schwalb Ray Seamon Aaron Shaffer Kristin Shannon Kay Shaw Diba Shooshani Karen and George Solomon Kim Sport Lindsey Spurgeon Lauren G. Steinhardt Chris Stelly Theatres at Canal Place Staff Tyler Thompson Sabrina Toth Rich Toth Angela Tucker Joey Tufaro Ron Uribe Jon Vogl Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski Robert Vosbein Jason Waggenspack Karen Wang Kurt Weigel Doug Whitford LeAnne Weill Regina Wilkins Katherine Williams Zaferhan Yumru


SPECIAL SCREENINGS

VENUE THE ORPHEUM THEATER + PARTY

VENUE ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER PARTIES, PANELS + WORKSHOPS

VENUE THE ORPHEUM THEATER ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #1 THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #2 CHALMETTE MOVIES PARTIES, PANELS + WORKSHOPS

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

1 PM

1 PM

2 PM

2 PM

SHORTS

3 PM

PARTIES

4 PM

PANELS + WORKSHOPS

5 PM

6 PM

6 PM

5 PM

4 PM

6pm | 78m LA Shorts 1

4:30pm Regional Pitch Documentary

5 PM

6 PM

5:45pm | 90m LA Shorts 2

7 PM

7pm | 98m LBJ

7 PM

8pm

7pm-8:30pm NBPC Firelight Reception

9 PM

9 PM

10 PM

10 PM

11 PM

11 PM

11:30pm AfriKando Party

11 PM

10pm - 1pm Opening Night Party at Palace Cafe

10 PM

Schedule 8 PM

8 PM

8:30pm | 129m Lion

8pm | 101m After Spring

8pm | 82m Two Trains Runnin' FREE 8pm – 11pm Filmmaker Welcome Party

9 PM

8:30pm | 96m Ella Brennan

9pm | 110m Moonlight

10pm - 1am Taste of New Orleans Party

9pm | 96m Multiple Maniacs

8:30pm | 86m Daddy's Boy

8:15pm | 79m I Am Haiti

8:15pm | 88m Hunter Gatherer

8 PM

7pm | 88m Alive and Kicking

6:30pm | 85m Doc Shorts 1

6:15pm | 85m You and Me

6pm | 90m And When I Die...

6:30pm | 97m Web Series

7 PM

6:30pm Regional Pitch Narrative 5:45pm | 79m I Am Haiti FREE

4pm | 82m Growing Up Coy

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

3 PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

2pm | 75m The Shelter

3pm Distribution with Quiver

3:30pm - 5:30pm Do a Shot of Super 8 4pm | Tribeca

3:45 | 84m Waiting for B.

4pm | 99m Animated Shorts

4 PM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH 3 PM

1:45pm | 88m Death by a Thousand Cuts 1:30pm Pitch Perfect: Narrative

2 PM

1:30pm Tax Incentives

12pm | 90m Body

1 PM

2pm | 78m Mixed Feelings

12 PM

12pm | 45m Mariam

12 PM

12 PM

NARRATIVE FEATURES

11 AM

11 AM

11 AM

12pm | 45m Mariam 11:30pm Pitch Perfect: Documentary

12:30pm VR Demo

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VENUE ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #1 THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #2 ENTERGY GIANT SCREEN THEATER CHALMETTE MOVIES THE BROAD THEATER PARTIES, PANELS + WORKSHOPS

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES PARTIES

3:45pm | 105m Untouchable

PANELS + WORKSHOPS

5 PM

4pm | 101m Nar Shorts: On the Verge

4 PM

7 PM

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

Schedule 8 PM

9:30pm | 73m No Light and No Land Anywhere 9:30pm | 94m Hara Kiri

9pm | 75m Boone

8:30pm | 87m Girl Asleep

8:30pm | 107m Contemporary Color

7:45pm | 74m Hearts of Palm

7:30pm | 83m 72 Hours...

8pm | 86m Jean of the Joneses

Surprise Program TBA 6pm | 78m Are We Not Cats

6 PM

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH 3 PM

SHORTS

2 PM

1 PM

12 PM

2pm | 79m Nar Shorts: I Deserve This? 2pm | 77m Fugue

NARRATIVE FEATURES

11 AM

12pm | 88m Nar Shorts: Skin FREE 12pm | 93m Jackson 5:30pm | 87m Nar Shorts: Talk to Her

5:45pm | 82m Growing Up Coy 6pm | 99m Animated Shorts

7:30p | 30m Da Parish 7pm | 72m Ovarian Psycos

9:30pm - 1am Monday Night Mingle

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VENUE

12 PM

NARRATIVE FEATURES

11 AM

11am | 45m Family Animated Shorts

12 PM

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

1 PM

1 PM

2 PM

3 PM

PARTIES

4 PM

PANELS + WORKSHOPS

5 PM

6 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

SHORTS

1:30pm | 101m Spirits of Rebellion

2 PM

12-4pm | Do A Shot of Super 8 11am 1:30pm Feedback Loop Live VR Demo

11 AM

11:45am | 75m The Shelter

1:30pm 105m Untouchable 1:45pm | 93m Doc Shorts 3

3:30pm Representation 4:30pm LA is the Best Place 3pm | Shorts Distribution Ave.

5 PM

4:15pm | 99m One Note at a Time

4pm | 81m Jonas and the Backyard Circus 4:15pm | 79m Colby

3:45pm | 81m My First Kiss...

4pm | 84m Waiting for B.

4 PM

7 PM

7pm | 30m Da Parish

7 PM

9 PM

10 PM

10pm | 90m My Father, Die

11 PM

10pm - 2am Bon Temps Bayou

11 PM

Schedule 8 PM

9 PM

8:15pm | 144m Handmaiden

8 PM

8pm | 73m No Light and No Land Anywhere 7:45pm | 111m The Nine

8:45pm | 83m 72 Hours...

9:15pm | 96m Multiple Maniacs

9pm - 1am Fiesta Caribeña

8:30pm | 88m Death by a Thousand Cuts 8:30pm | 78m Are We Not Cats 7pm | 88m Alive and Kicking

6pm | 105m Nar Shorts: Dark Habits

6:15pm | 75m Boone

6:30pm | 92m The Other Kids

5:45pm | 74m Hearts of Palm

6pm | 77m Fugue

6 PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH 3 PM

2pm | 101m Nar Shorts: On the Verge 1:45pm | 82m LA Shorts 4

4pm 5pm-6pm How to Make Comedy a NOLA Movie Writing

10 PM

11am | 66m 1pm | 86m 3:15pm | 82m 5:30pm | 94m 7:45pm | 82m 10pm | 84m ACE HOTEL Before the Cuban Shorts A Morning Light Hara Kiri Two Trains Runnin' People NEW ORLEANS West Coast 11:30am | 93m 2pm | 90m 4:15pm | 89m 6:15pm | 99m 8:30pm | 90m CONTEMPORARY Jackson Nar Shorts: Broken Check It Experimental Shorts Memories of a ARTS CENTER Embraces Penitent Heart 12pm | 57m 1:45pm | 87m 4pm | 80m 6:15pm | 88m 8:30pm | 70m THE THEATRES AT Painted Nails The Prison in 12 Excursions Nar Shorts: Skin Cheerleader CANAL PLACE #1 Landscapes 12:15pm | 87m 2:30pm | 96m 4:45pm | 87m 7pm | 68m 8:45pm | 79m THE THEATRES AT Nar Shorts: About My Doc Shorts 2 Nar Shorts: Talk to Farmer/ Nar Shorts: I CANAL PLACE #2 Mother Her Veteran Deserve This? 12:30pm | 86m 2:45pm | 60m 4:30pm | 74m 6:30pm | 74m 8:45pm | 107m LA Shorts 3 Music Videos Sicily Jass Shelter The Book of Love ENTERGY GIANT SCREEN THEATER

CHALMETTE MOVIES PARTIES, PANELS + WORKSHOPS

VENUE ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #1 THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #2 ENTERGY GIANT SCREEN THEATER CHALMETTE MOVIES PARTIES, PANELS + WORKSHOPS

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VENUE ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #1 THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #2 ENTERGY GIANT SCREEN THEATER CHALMETTE MOVIES THE BROAD THEATER PARTIES, PANELS + WORKSHOPS

VENUE ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #1 THE THEATRES AT CANAL PLACE #2 PARTIES, PANELS + WORKSHOPS

12 PM

2 PM

SHORTS

PARTIES

PANELS + WORKSHOPS

5 PM

4pm | 86m Jean of the Joneses

4:15pm | 90m Memories ...

4 PM

4 PM

4pm | 89m Check It

7 PM

6:15pm | 93m Doc Shorts 3

8:30pm | 96m A Quiet Storm

8:45pm | 144m Handmaiden

9pm | 89m Bookie

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

11 PM

10pm - 1am Closing Night at CellarDoor

10 PM

10pm - 1am Cinema Reset x May Gallery x NOFF

9:15pm | 86m Daddy's Boy

8:30pm | 135m Manchester by the Sea

8:45pm | 100m Mr. Gaga

9 PM

Schedule 8 PM

8 PM

7:15pm | 85m You and Me

7 PM

7pm | 73m Forgotten Bayou

6:45pm | 96m Multiple Maniacs

6:30pm | 78m LA Shorts 6

5:45pm | 60m Music Videos

6 PM

7:30pm | 112m Daughters of the Dust

9pm | 70m Cheerleader

8:30pm | 80m Excursions

Broad Theater, 115 IHSNO, 450

7:15pm | 81m Jonas and the Backyard...

6:15pm | 101m After Spring 5:30pm | 79m Colby

The Theatres At Canal Place #2, 67 Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 115 Entergy Giant Screen Theater, 327 Chalmette Movies, 122

5 PM

6:30pm | 72m Ovarian Psycos

6:15pm | 95m Back Story

6 PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH 3 PM

3 PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

2pm | 105m Nar Shorts: Dark Habits

1:45pm | 100m Mr. Gaga

2 PM

1:45pm | 98m The Nine

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

1 PM

1 PM

12pm | 81m Nar Shorts: Broken FREE 12pm | 68m Farmer/ Veteran

12 PM

NARRATIVE FEATURES

11 AM

11 AM

11:45am | 85m Doc Shorts 1 FREE

Theater Capacities: The Orpheum Theater, 964 Ace Hotel New Orleans, 300 Contemporary Arts Center, 185 The Theatres At Canal Place #1, 75

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12 PM

NARRATIVE FEATURES

11 AM

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

1 PM

12pm | 87m Nar Shorts: About My Mother FREE 12pm | 87m The Prison in 12 Landscapes

2 PM

3 PM

PARTIES

PANELS + WORKSHOPS

5 PM

4:30p | 45m Family Animated Shorts

4:15pm | 81m My First Kiss...

4 PM

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

Schedule 8 PM

8:45pm | 86m LA Shorts 5

7 PM

7pm | 36m Five Awake 6:15pm | 93m She Was Famous

Surprise Program TBA

9:15pm | 92m The Other Kids

9:15pm | 82m A Morning Light

8:30p | 73m Forgotten Bayou

7:30pm | 88m Hunter Gatherer

7:45pm | 57m Painted Nails

6:30pm | 74m Shelter

6 PM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

SHORTS

2pm | 86m Cuban Shorts 2pm | 101m Spirits of Rebellion

5:45pm | 90m And When I Die... 5:30pm | 96m Doc Shorts 2 6:15pm | 96m Doc Shorts 4 7pm | 88m White Girl

9pm | 88m Alive and Kicking 8:30pm She Was Famous After Party

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FILM INDEX

349.................................................. 99 (I)FRAME.......................................... 100 4 Pounds of Flowers........................ 93 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?.... 53 A Fierce Breed.................................. 47 After Claudetteia.............................. 95 After Spring..................................... 71 Alive and Kicking............................. 71 Amongst Strangers.......................... 103 And When I Die, I Won't Stay Dead: Bob Kaufman, Poet.......................... 72 Ants, The.......................................... 93 Arceneaux: Melpomene's Song Episode 1........ 105 Are We Not Cats............................... 53 Back Story........................................ 85 Bajo Tierra........................................ 97 Before the West Coast...................... 85 Benefits of Gusbandry, The.............. 101 Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy.....104 Beware, New Orleans!..................... 51 Birdie............................................... 98 Bixby................................................ 103 Black Head Cow............................... 91 Black Majick..................................... 104 Blackout........................................... 98 Bloop, The........................................ 100 Body................................................ 55 Book of Love, The............................. 38 Booked For Safekeeping.................. 100 Bookie............................................. 86 Boone.............................................. 72 Boy................................................... 103 Boy Who Learned to Fly, The............ 99 Brother, The..................................... 91 Brothers........................................... 101 Can I Exist by Missio........................ 102 Can't Last by Golden Ears................ 102 Cecil & Carl...................................... 96 Chameleon...................................... 93 Check It............................................ 73 Check Surroundings for Safety........ 51 Cheerleader..................................... 55 Circles (Ma'agalim)......................... 99 Clouds............................................. 98 Colby............................................... 57 Collisions......................................... 51 Color Code, Memories..................... 47 Comedy Rising................................ 105 Conjure Woman, The....................... 105 Contemporary Color........................ 38 Creatures of God.............................. 105 Da Parish......................................... 73 Daddy's Boy..................................... 57 Dance Square by Video Age............. 102 Dangerous Curves........................... 96 Daughters of the Dust..................... 37 Death by a Thousand Cuts............... 44 Dew Drop......................................... 104 Dim Blood....................................... 91 Dina................................................. 97 Disambiguation............................... 100 Do You Care by Kind Cousin............ 102 Dove by Pillar Point......................... 102

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Dreams by Sofie Winterson............. 102 Dry Days........................................... 92 Ecstatic Experience, An.................... 100 Egg, The........................................... 92 Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table................... 39 Elnora.............................................. 103 Emily & Ariel Show, The................... 93 Excursions........................................ 59 Executioner, The.............................. 103 Farmer/Veteran................................ 75 Feufollet.......................................... 99 Filip.................................................. 91 First.................................................. 95 Five Awake....................................... 39 Flag, The.......................................... 96 Flowers............................................ 93 Forged From the Love of Liberty...... 47 Forgotten Bayou.............................. 86 Frame 394....................................... 96 From North To South Korea.............. 97 Frost by Sven Helbig........................ 102 Fugue.............................................. 44 Girl Asleep....................................... 59 Girls and Boys.................................. 97 Goodbye.......................................... 91 Great Theater, The............................ 96 Greener Grass.................................. 93 Growing Up Coy.............................. 75 Handmaiden................................... 61 Hara Kiri........................................... 61 Hard Broads..................................... 105 Heart Break-In.................................. 105 Hearts of Palm................................. 63 Hellhole........................................... 97 Henry............................................... 104 Her Friend Adam............................. 95 Her Story.......................................... 101 Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston?... 97 Hidden History: The Story of the New Orleans Tribune, A.............................. 104 High Chaparral................................ 96 Historia Naturalis............................. 104 Hollis Treasures................................ 97 Honeys and Bears, The.................... 96 Hot Air Balloon Animals.................. 103 Hounds............................................ 95 How to Disappear Completely......... 104 How We Are Now............................. 97 Hunter............................................. 104 Hunter Gatherer.............................. 63 I Am Haiti......................................... 45 Immaculate..................................... 103 In Memoriam: Trevor Alan Taylor..... 51 In The Waves.................................... 98 In The Woods by El Perro Del Mar.... 102 In This World.................................... 97 Irregulars......................................... 96 Isla Traena........................................ 93 Itching, The...................................... 92 J'ouvert........................................... 47 Jackson............................................ 77 Jean of the Joneses......................... 45 JoAnn Clevenger:

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A Girl Scout with Gumption............. 104 Johannes Moser plays Dvořák......... 102 Jonah Stands Up............................. 103 Jonas and the Backyard Circus (Jonas e o Circo Sem Lona)............. 77 Jus Soli............................................ 100 Land's End....................................... 51 Last Meal......................................... 101 Last Will & Testicle........................... 101 LBJ................................................... 36 Lewis................................................ 93 Lightningface.................................. 92 Lion.................................................. 41 Little Shimajiro................................ 99 LostFound........................................ 91 Love................................................. 99 Love Story, A..................................... 98 Lucas Camry Alex............................. 92 Magic Archway................................. 104 Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito..................... 47 Manchester by the Sea.................... 41 Manoman........................................ 99 Mariam............................................ 65 Memories of a Penitent Heart......... 46 Mercedes: Portrait of a Street Sweeper............. 47 Mercury Rising by Zarif Wilder (aka theMIND)......... 102 Mest'................................................ 105 Metropolis....................................... 93 Miriam Fond: Performance Coach... 97 Mixed Feelings (Regashot Me'oravim).78 Moom.............................................. 99 Moonlight........................................ 43 Morning Light, A.............................. 65 Mosquito: The Bite of Passage........ 99 Mr. Gaga.......................................... 78 Multiple Maniacs............................. 43 Muscle to Bone by Mighty Brother.. 102 Must See.......................................... 98 My Aleppo....................................... 96 My Father Die.................................. 87 My First Kiss and the People Involved.. 67 My Queen........................................ 100 New Che of Havana, The.................. 47 New Deep South.............................. 101 New Orleans Lives........................... 98 New Orleans Sazerac, The................ 104 Nine, The.......................................... 79 No Choice........................................ 95 No Light and No Land Anywhere..... 67 Nutcracker....................................... 92 Oh What a Wonderful Feeling......... 92 One Note at a Time.......................... 49 Other Kids, The................................ 69 Out................................................... 103 Ovarian Psycos................................. 79 Painted Nails................................... 81 Painting a Normal Life..................... 104 Paloma............................................ 47 Partners........................................... 93 Pensacola Prophet: The Story of Pecan Pinwheelie....................................... 105 People............................................. 87

Pigskin............................................. 92 Plaquemines................................... 103 Pontchartrain................................... 100 Prison in Twelve Landscapes............ 81 Pudding........................................... 92 Quiet Storm, A................................. 89 Rabbit Blood.................................... 98 REGAL.............................................. 100 Reluctantly Queer............................ 98 Rocket Wars..................................... 96 Rougarou......................................... 104 Salesmanship.................................. 92 SAMO* (Same Ol S***)................... 103 Scent of Geranium........................... 98 Sea Breeze....................................... 95 Semele............................................ 91 Shakedown by Hasizzle................... 102 She Was Famous............................. 89 Shelter............................................. 83 Shelter, The (Panahgah)................... 83 Shepherd......................................... 91 Sicily Jass, the world's first man in jazz..48 Sixteen............................................. 97 Sleep of the Amazons, The............... 93 SMUK Triptych................................. 100 Soy Cubana..................................... 47 Speech of Foxes............................... 92 Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA................. 84 Splitting Maul.................................. 105 Sticking To My Guns by PJ Morton... 102 Submarine....................................... 91 SUMMER16..................................... 95 Sunshine and Rain.......................... 91 Surf Report, The............................... 91 Tale of Crows, A................................ 98 Tale of Elisha Bowman, The............. 99 Tempo of Tomorrow Revisited......... 47 There's Too Many Of These Crows.... 99 These Wild Things............................ 104 This Idea of Us by Jono McCleery.... 102 This is Yates...................................... 98 Thousand Midnights, A.................... 96 Three Point Dynamics...................... 92 Thunder Road.................................. 103 To Build a Fire.................................. 99 Tricks List, The.................................. 96 Two Trains Runnin'........................... 49 Untouchable.................................... 84 Vessels............................................. 92 Virtual Krewe of Vaporwave, The..... 51 Wait, The (La espera)........................ 91 Waiting for B.................................... 48 Wedding of the Trees, The............... 97 Western Women.............................. 92 White Girl........................................ 69 Woman in Deep.............................. 95 Woman Without Mandolin.............. 100 Worm............................................... 99 You and Me (Tú y Yo)........................ 46 You're So Talented........................... 101


Not All Movie Stars Shine In Front Of The Camera

While we’re celebrating more than 200 talented filmmakers who are attending and showing here at the festival, we would like to take a moment to honor these industry pioneers.

Teddy and Doris Solomon built a theatre empire. What began as after-school work in his family’s silent movie house became an active career in the industry that spanned seven decades. With Doris by his side, Teddy grew his family’s single movie screen into more than 600 theaters and drive-ins spread across the country. He was elected president of the National Association of Theatre Owners, where he led the reform of film bidding practices that continue to shape the industry. He built and opened the first stadiumstyle megaplex in Greater New Orleans. He was also the catalyst that established the popular tax incentive programs for filmmakers that have made Louisiana known as “Hollywood South.” And, nearly a quarter of a century ago, Teddy and Doris helped start the New Orleans Film Society. What inspired them to become so involved and invested in the movie business? It was the talent, passion and hard work of filmmakers like you. It gave Teddy and Doris great joy to share their love for movies with countless others. Because when the lights dim and the projector rolls in a darkened theater... it’s pure magic.


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