Cut Off

Mon Oct 16 8:30PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13

After suffering a crippling personal loss, Clive is thrown into a grief-stricken daze, stacking up empty days and empty bottles. To the rescue comes Trevor, an iconoclastic former professor who’s recently been pried from his tenured university job. Trevor all but drags Clive bodily to the farm out in Cut Off where he’s holed up like a Cajun Colonel Kurtz, attracting a personal coterie that’s half-encounter therapy group, half-Mansonesque kill-cult. Under Trevor’s diabolical tutelage, Clive gouges away at the layers of delusion sealing him off from the truth: about his former life, his imperilled future, and Trevor’s true designs. Cut Off matches regional flair with a paranoid streak a mile wide. -JK

Filmmaker scheduled to attend

World Premiere


On Our Watch

Tues Oct 17 7:30PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $10 General $13

This documentary presents the problem of coastal land loss in Southern Louisiana with honesty, directness, and urgency. The film features interviews with activists, professors, and community leaders who demonstrate how we got here and where we are going. The effects of sea rise and erosion in the wetlands touch down on numerous industries and influence the lives of residents throughout the Delta, including New Orleans. Solutions have been placed on the table, but they are underfunded, and civic engagement on a small scale appears to be the only route to sustainability on a larger one. But even that might be wishful thinking. -KM

Preceded by the film “Flooded with You” (8 min.)


Sick to Death!

Sat Oct 14 6:30PM | The Broad Theater | The Member $10 General $13

Wed Oct 18 6:00PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $10 General $13

One of the most commonly misdiagnosed afflictions for women in the U.S. is thyroid disease. The thyroid has a hand in nearly every major function in the body, making symptoms difficult to pin down, as they are comprised of common issues such as fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, and depression. Through director Maggie Hadleigh-West’s own medical journey, Sick to Death! investigates the political and medical reasons thyroid disease is so often overlooked and the serious health complications that can occur when left untreated. Using personal video and interviews with medical professionals and women who grapple with thyroid problems every day, Maggie seeks answers that have the potential to better her own life and those of the women around her. -AL

Filmmaker scheduled to attend


Small Town Rage: Fighting Back in the Deep South

Sat Oct 14 12:00PM | Cinebarre Canal Place 9 | FREE thanks to the generous support of the Helis Foundation

The history of AIDS activism in America is written in grand gestures: ACT UP shutting down the FDA building in DC. NYC galleries draped in black for Visual AIDS’s Day Without Art. Far outside the epicenters of radicalism, ACT UP’s close-knit Shreveport chapter fought pitched battles, budging the massive LSU Health system to acknowledge the epidemic and lashing back at the KKK during its 90s resurgence. Small Town Rage sets down the largely untold history of a scrappy few who stood up in the least likely of places. -JK

Winne of the 2017 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Documentary Award

Filmmaker scheduled to attend.

FREE thanks to the generous support of the Helis Foundation