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French Quarter Fest/Timecode:NOLA Film Schedule

Once again Timecode:NOLA has partnered up with Whitney Bank and the French Quarter Festival in order to bring three days of Louisiana cultural films.  Come take a break from all of the music and festivities and join us in the air condition for some wonderful films highlighting Louisiana culture!  Admission is free!

Friday, April 8

11 a.m. A Tribute to Toussaint. An Emmy-winning, star-studded concert film from 2013. There’s a Q&A with the film producers.

1 p.m. A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas. The documentary relies heavily on interviews with fans of the legendary concert venue. Director Jessy Cale Williamson will participate in a Q&A.

3 p.m. Never a Dull Moment. The film celebrates the Rebirth Brass Band’s 20th anniversary with concert footage and interviews, but it doesn’t ground the film in a greater understanding of the contemporary brass band revival Rebirth helped lead.

Saturday, April 9

11 a.m. Hot Pepper. Les Blank’s lively 1973 profile of Clifton Chenier.

Noon Yum, Yum, Yum. In the 1970s, Les Blank made many great films about music and culture in Louisiana. In 1990, he returned and made this film about Cajun and Creole cooking.

1 p.m. Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together. Director Stevenson Palfi’s film includes rare footage of Allen Toussaint, “Tuts” Washington and Professor Longhair. Palfi will participate in a Q&A.

3 p.m. We Won’t Bow Down. Christopher Levoy’s film explores Mardi Gras Indian culture with interviews and footage of Indian parades. Levoy will participate in a Q&A.

Sunday, April 10

11 a.m. Swapping Stories — Folktales From Louisiana and Mon Cher Camarade. Award-winning Acadian filmmaker Pat Mire screens films about Louisiana storytelling and the service of French-speaking Cajun soldiers during World War II. Mire will participate in a Q&A.

1 p.m. Un Bal Cajun et Creole a la Maison. Director Jason Rhein’s film features musicians including Michael Doucet and Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes discussing Cajun and Creole culture. Rhein will participate in a Q&A.

3 p.m. From Roots to Roses. Director Patrick Marrero’s film follows New Orleans’ Roots of Music band as it marches in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade.

Admission is Free

Friday 8th- Sunday 10th | 11pm-5pm | LE PETIT THEATRE  – 616 St. Peter St. New Orleans LA 70116

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Press Street’s MiniPlex Screening – Vow of Silence

Wildseeds: the Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective, along with community partner PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, present Be Steadwell’s film “Vow of Silence” on Monday, January 19th at 6:30 PM. Filmmaker Be Steadwell will be in attendance for the screening, and will facilitate a talk-back following the film.

Free and open to the public with donations being collected to support Wildseeds and the featured artist.

Be Steadwell is a songwriter and filmmaker from Washington DC.  Redefining the love song in a modern context, Be describes her music as “queer pop and soul”.  In her live performances, she utilizes loop pedal vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage.  As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be explored rhythm and texture in experimental film.

Vow of Silence tells the story of Jade, a heartbroken composer who takes a vow of silence to win back the heart of Isis, her true love. Utilizing music, magic and silence-Jade finds her voice in the place she least expects it. Vow of Silence is a music driven story, placing queer women of color at the center of the narrative.  In her inability to speak-Jade communicates her pain, weakness, power and joy through music.

Donations collected to support the featured artist and Wildseeds.

Screening
Mon. Jan. 19th
(6:30pm)

Press Street HQ
3718 St. Claude Ave

For more Info: http://press-street.org/film/

Press Street’s MiniPlex program is a platform for film screenings and additional time based media events that take place in a pop-up theatre within Antenna Gallery. Press Street has hosted screenings in collaboration with other outside projects and organizations such as Cinema Reset as well as individual artists and filmmakers. For more information please contact Amanda at info@press-street.com

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Joint Picture Project 3

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Let’s go!

Timecode:NOLA is back with our 3rd annual Joint Picture Project. The Joint Picture Project is where we throw out a theme & give all our ambitious filmmakers 3 weeks to make a 5 minute fiction short in New Orleans. We take the best 15 shorts and edit them into a concise feature-length film which premieres the Saturday night of Timecode:NOLA’s FF|3 Indie Film Fest (April 18th, 2015)

This year’s film will happen over one night in New Orleans.  Each filmmaker will be given a timeframe between 7pm to 7am. Each film must happen in New Orleans in the randomly selected time frame. Keep in mind your timeframe, and what stories would be happening at that time.  We are building a feature film, we are all in this together, so we must make this thing cohesive.  The 15 films selected will create the final feature film.  From dust till dawn a lot of trouble can happen in New Orleans.

Black & White, 5 minutes or less, set in New Orleans, and happens during your randomly selected time frame…them’s the rules…

You get 3 weeks to make 5 minutes so don’t half ass it. Rewrite your script, make sure your audio is perfect, take time with your shots, spend more than a weekend on your edit and feed your damn crew! We don’t care how nice your camera is if the story sucks. Past Joint Picture Projects have screened in film festivals around the US & Europe and are now available on dvd. The better the shorts, the better our feature, so make us proud and show us what you got.

DUSK/DARK/DAWN 4/18

DUSK/DARK/DAWN 4/18

 BUY TICKETS HERE 

JPPDvds

For those that don’t know…Here are the last two Joint Picture Project trailers.

Humidity (2013)

Where Y’at? (hello.) (2012)

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French Quarter Fest 2013

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KNOWN AS THE “LARGEST FREE FESTIVAL IN THE SOUTH”, FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL HAD A RECORD ATTENDANCE OF OVER 504,000 ATTENDEES OVER 4 DAYS IN APRIL 2013. IN AN EFFORT TO PROMOTE THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND THE VIEUX CARRÉ, A NEW FILM SERIES THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH TIMECODE:NOLA, WILL BE SCREENED AT THE LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM’S OLD U.S. MINT. THESE INFORMATIVE FILMS WILL GIVE INSIGHT TO THE LOCAL CULTURE OF OUR UNIQUE AND EVER EVOLVING CITY.

TImecode:NOLA is proud to partner with French Quarter Fest to screen local films that celebrate New Orleans & Louisiana music, culture, heritage, and history for the first time in the festival’s 30 year history. All films will be screened at The US Mint and are free and open to the public.

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Super 8 One Reel 2015

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Timecode:NOLA’s 5th annual

SUPER 8 ONE REEL FILM CONTEST

The Timecode:NOLA Super 8 ONE REEL Contest is an event in which filmmakers have to shoot a movie on one roll of Super 8 film.  All of their edit decisions must be made while shooting, since the filmmaker will not see their film before it is developed (YES! it’s actually on FILM!).  Timecode:NOLA will then get the film developed and transferred, but the first time anyone will see it is at the Premiere.  Even the filmmakers will be in the dark! Flaws and all. Masterpiece or terrible.  These three and half minute black and white silent movies will be accompanied by New Movement Theater Comedian MC Chris Trew and a live film score by Ratty Scurvics, piano virtuoso.

One roll of film. Up to three minutes. Only editing in camera. Anything goes.

The guidelines are simple. You’ll come pick up your film at our Pick Up Party at the Lost Love Lounge on Friday, March 20th, and return it the following Sunday, March 29th at the Lost Love Lounge at our Drop Off Party. Then it’s time to screen the results at the Premiere on Friday, April 17th at 8PM at One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130). It’s 50 bucks to participate. That fee covers the film, processing, and HD transfer. You will receive your original film back as well as an HD file.

If you don’t have a Super 8 camera, don’t sweat it. You can borrow a camera from us on March 20th as well, so there’s no excuses for not joining in the fun. There is a $50 deposit on the camera. Return it without breaking it, and you’ll get your money back!

Aspiring Spielberg? Art school dropout? Soccer Mom? Super 8 is the great equalizer. Its easy, and fun. Anyone can play! Shoot whatever you’d like. There are no rules as to what you can put on screen, but be warned – no one is going to see the films beforehand, so if your film is under or overexposed, no one’s gonna know til it’s too late. The show must go on!

 

 

SUPER 8 ONE REEL PREMIERE 4/17

SUPER 8 ONE REEL PREMIERE 4/17

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Rules for the One Reel Super 8 Film Festival

  • Apply online or in person by March 20th at the Lost Love Lounge. Registration is $55, covering film, processing, and HD transfer.  On March 20th, you will receive your film at the Kick-off party at the Lost Love Lounge beginning at 7 pm.
  • If you absolutely can not make the event, make alternate pick up plans with Randy Perez at perez@timecodenola.com. You may be able to receive film at a different time, but NO ONE CAN RECEIVE FILM BEFORE 8 PM ON MARCH 20th.
  • You will receive one roll of Super 8 film. YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE ONE ROLL OF FILM PER REGISTRATION. If you lose your film we can’t give you another roll to replace your lost film.
  • If you need to rent a Super 8 camera, it is a $50 deposit at the time of receipt. You will receive your money back at the time of return. You can rent a camera the night of March 20th or anytime that week until Saturday, March 28th.  (please do not rent a camera unless you Absolutely have to, do to the limited amount of available cameras)
  • Return your film on March 29th beginning at 8pm at the Lost Love Lounge. You must edit the film in camera, so if the film has been processed, we won’t accept it.
  • If you absolutely can not make it to the Drop Off party on March 29th, you can make plans to return the film elsewhere prior to the Drop Off Party. However, NO FILM WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE END OF THE DROP OFF PARTY ON MARCH 29th.
  • All films will be screened at One Eyed Jacks on Friday, April 17th beginning at 10:00 PM. Your registration fee includes ONE ticket to this event. Any additional tickets needed for the event must be purchased separately.

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Jake Springfield wins Cinematography Award

Our good friend, and director photography, Jake Springfield just recently won Best Cinematography at the New Orleans Film Festival for Jason Affolder’s film A Quiet Storm. Jason and Jake have been long time friends and collaborators with Timecode:NOLA, and prolific in the New Orleans independent film scene. A Quiet Storm, which premiered at the NOFF is Jason’s second feature length film.

Sony just posted a great little article about Jake, and the Sony A7s. Here

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French Quarter Fest/Timecode:NOLA Film Schedule

Once again Timecode:NOLA has partnered up with Whitney Bank and the French Quarter Festival in order to bring three days of Louisiana cultural films.  Come take a break from all of the music and festivities and join us in the air condition for some wonderful films highlighting Louisiana culture!  Admission is free!

Read more →

Big Charity Screens @ Joy Theater

Hey you get another chance to checkout the New Orleans Documentary, Big Charity on Feb 27th & 28th.  We loved it! Support indie Filmmaking and check it out!

Founded as a hospital for the poor, Charity Hospital began in 1736 as just a small cottage built on the goodwill of a dying French merchant. Operated by nuns of The Daughters of Charity and serving the city of New Orleans for close to 300 years, it

Read more →

Press Street’s MiniPlex Screening – Vow of Silence

Wildseeds: the Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective, along with community partner PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, present Be Steadwell’s film “Vow of Silence” on Monday, January 19th at 6:30 PM. Filmmaker Be Steadwell will be in attendance for the screening, and will facilitate a talk-back following the film.

Free and open to the public with donations being collected to support Wildseeds and the featured artist.

Read more →

Fundraising Gala for N.O. Based Doc

Checkout the Gala for the documentary film, ‘Forgotten Bayou’.

This film is about a giant sinkhole located in the Southern Louisiana swamps, and the struggles of the adjacent community as they cope with this on-going environmental disaster. For more information and to watch our trailer, please refer to our website: ForgottenBayou.com

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FF|3 April 16th-19th 2015

FF|3 is coming!

What happened to FF|3 this year???? We’re proud to announce our film festival has now moved to the spring in New Orleans! All your favorite filmmaker contests, screenings, workshops and panels are back! Timecode:NOLA’s FF|3 will take place April 16-19th 2015 with preview screenings the weekend before at French Quarter Fest April 11-12th.

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N.O. Filmmaker John Richie heads to D.C.

Filmmaker to Travel to DC for Vigil for Gun Violence Victims
to Bring Attention to Loopholes in National Gun Laws
John Richie, director of Shell Shocked, an award-winning documentary about youth and gun violence in New Orleans, is currently in production for a follow-up project titled 91%, a film about gun laws and the people they affect — all of us. 91% focuses on the issue of background checks, exploring how political gridlock contributes to avoidable gun violence.

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Super 8 One Reel Contest 2014

Timecode:NOLA’s 4th annual

SUPER 8 ONE REEL FILM CONTEST

The Timecode:NOLA Super 8 ONE REEL Contest is an event in which filmmakers have to shoot a movie on one roll of Super 8 film.  All of their edit decisions must be made in camera while shooting, since the filmmaker will not see their film before it is developed (YES! it’s actually on FILM!).  Timecode:NOLA will then get the film developed and transferred, but the first time anyone will see it is in front of a live audience at the premiere.  Even the filmmakers will be in the dark! Flaws and all. Masterpiece or terrible.  These three and half minute black and white silent movies will be accompanied by commentating MC Chris Trew and a live piano player score at the premiere.

One roll of film. Up to three minutes. Only editing in camera. Anything goes.

Read more →

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Fundraising Gala for N.O. Based Doc

Checkout the Gala for the documentary film, ‘Forgotten Bayou’.

This film is about a giant sinkhole located in the Southern Louisiana swamps, and the struggles of the adjacent community as they cope with this on-going environmental disaster. For more information and to watch our trailer, please refer to our website: ForgottenBayou.com

For tickets click the invite or the link below:

forgottenbayougala.eventbrite.com

Direct link for tickets:
forgottenbayougala.eventbrite.com

Regular Ticket: $75
Patron Ticket: $150 (VIP Party from five-thirty to six-thirty pm, a special thanks in the event program and in film credits)

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Joint Picture Project 3

Joint Picture Project 3

Let’s go!

Timecode:NOLA is back with our 3rd annual Joint Picture Project. The Joint Picture Project is where we throw out a theme & give all our ambitious filmmakers 3 weeks to make a 5 minute fiction short in New Orleans. We take the best 15 shorts and edit them into a concise feature-length film which premieres the Saturday night of Timecode:NOLA’s FF|3 Indie Film Fest (April 18th, 2015)

This year’s film will happen over one night in New Orleans.  Each filmmaker will be given a timeframe between 7pm to 7am. Each film must happen in New Orleans in the randomly selected time frame. Keep in mind your timeframe, and what stories would be happening at that time.  We are building a feature film, we are all in this together, so we must make this thing cohesive.  The 15 films selected will create the final feature film.  From dust till dawn a lot of trouble can happen in New Orleans.

Black & White, 5 minutes or less, set in New Orleans, and happens during your randomly selected time frame…them’s the rules…

You get 3 weeks to make 5 minutes so don’t half ass it. Rewrite your script, make sure your audio is perfect, take time with your shots, spend more than a weekend on your edit and feed your damn crew! We don’t care how nice your camera is if the story sucks. Past Joint Picture Projects have screened in film festivals around the US & Europe and are now available on dvd. The better the shorts, the better our feature, so make us proud and show us what you got.

DUSK/DARK/DAWN 4/18

DUSK/DARK/DAWN 4/18

 BUY TICKETS HERE 

JPPDvds

For those that don’t know…Here are the last two Joint Picture Project trailers.

Humidity (2013)

Where Y’at? (hello.) (2012)

Read more →

Big Charity Screens @ Joy Theater

 Hey you get another chance to checkout the New Orleans Documentary, Big Charity on Feb 27th & 28th. We loved it! Support indie Filmmaking and check it out!

Founded as a hospital for the poor, Charity Hospital began in 1736 as just a small cottage built on the goodwill of a dying French merchant. Operated by nuns of The Daughters of Charity and serving the city of New Orleans for close to 300 years, it gradually transformed into an enormous public institution – into Big Charity – and a longstanding symbol of compassion, a seemingly eternal place of safety and a beacon of hope in the community. Today the towering art deco building, closed abruptly after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, stands empty, and the community continues to suffer the devastating consequences of its absence. This documentary film includes never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Charity Hospital, from its roots to its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From the firsthand accounts of healthcare providers and hospital employees who miraculously withstood the storm inside the hospital, to interviews with key players involved in the closing of Charity and the opening of New Orleans’ newest hospital, Big Charity shares the untold, true story around its closure and sheds new light on the sacrifices made for the sake of progress.

BIG CHARITY – Official Trailer 2015 from Fire River Films on Vimeo.

 

Big Charity
Joy Theater
1200 Canal Street New Orleans, La 70112

Feb 27th & 28th | 7pm

www.thejoytheater.com
www.bigcharityfilm.com

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