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New Orleans Film Society

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You can’t really have a film festival in New Orleans without including films about music. (For that matter, you can’t do anything ‘in New Orleans without including music.) So for the second year, the New Orleans Film Festival is pleased to include a sidebar of films that highlight music and musicians.
This year’s “keeping {SCORE}” series includes six feature films, addressing issues as varied as female jazz musicians from the 1930s and 1940s to contemporary musician Andrew Bird’s year-long concert tour. Each screening will feature a live musical performance beforehand, sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

Pilgrim Song
Saturday, October 13 at 1:00PM | NOMA & Monday, October 15 at 5:45PM | Canal Place
Features an original folky soundtrack by Wood & Iafrate, this narrative film follows a pinkslipped music teacher as he finds his way on the Appalachian Trail. Producer Nick Case in attendance.

AKA Doc Pomus
Sunday, October 14, 4:30PM | NOMA
Documentary about the songwriter behind such classics as “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Viva Las Vegas,” who, for most of his life, was confined to crutches and a wheelchair after battling polio.

The Girls in the Band
Sunday, October 14 at 8:00 PM | NOMA
Hosted by Irvin Mayfield
This film highlights untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the 30s to the present day. Director Judy Chaikin in attendance.

Andrew Bird: Fever Year
Sunday, October 14, at 2:00PM | NOMA
This concert doc captures Bird’s precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances during his year-long concert tour.

True Family
Monday, October 15, at 7:30PM | Outdoor Screening On the grounds of the Old US Mint in the French Quarter
Meet celebrated local musician Meschiya Lake and her jazz family in this portrait documentary, to screen outdoors in the French Quarter. Director Tao Norager in attendance.

Liquid Land
Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 PM | Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center
A film about creative music and the creative process and what keeps these musicians in New Orleans in the wake of disaster. Director Michelle Ettlin in attendance.

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Friday, October 19, at midnight | Prytania Theatre
This recent classic, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel and starring Matt Damon in the titular role, screens at midnight at the Prytania Theatre the Friday after the Film Festival and includes live music and an introduction by Irvin Mayfield. The film, which prominently features jazz and was also nominated for a Best Score Academy Award, is part of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s 10 Signature Jazz Events celebrating NOJO’s 10th anniversary.