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 70116Read more →