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October 11, 2017

  • 10:00pm - 1:00am

    Opening Night Party

    | Series: Parties & Reception

    Parties and Events

    FOUR WINDS 210 BARONNE ST. Wednesday Oct 11 | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only Following the opening night screening at the Orpheum, follow the sounds of Kinfolk Brass Band to the rooftop of nearby Four Winds luxury apartments. Enjoy sparkling city views, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the electric sounds of DJ Bouffant Bouffant as we dance the night away in celebration of the start of the 28th annual New Orleans Film Festival.

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  • October 12, 2017

  • 1:30pm - 3:25pm

    Tom of Finland

    Dome Karukoski | 2017 | Series: Documentary Features

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

      Finland

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    Thurs, Oct 12 1:30 PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Members $7 General $10 Wed, Oct 18 8:30PM | Cinebarre Canal Place 9 | Member $10 General $13
    The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem. Dir. Dome Karukoski PRD: Aleksi Bardy, Mila Haavisto, Annika Sucksdorff; WRI: Aleksi Bardy; DP: Lasse Frank Johannessen; ED: Harri Ylönen

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  • 9:00pm - 12:00am

    Filmmaker Welcome Party

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    LIGHTHOUSE 743 CAMP ST. WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Thursday Oct 12 | 9pm-12pm Open to All Access Passholders and NOVAC Members The New Orleans Video Access Center welcomes you to its 4th annual filmmaker welcome party! Mingle and dance with local DJs, food and drink to kick off your festival party run! Hosted by NOVAC          

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  • October 13, 2017

  • 10:00am - 11:30am

    Pitch Perfect: Student Narrative Pitches

    | Series: Panels & Additional Programming

    The New Orleans Advocate

    Students from southern universities compete to win funding for their next project. This year’s participating institutions are Florida State University, Loyola University, Wake Forest University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Austin, University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Auburn University. Pitch Perfect provides a unique opportunity for Southern filmmakers to practice the art of pitching. In this annual competition, filmmakers have just a few minutes to pitch their concepts or works-in-progress to a panel of judges—film professionals and industry insiders—who offer on-the-spot constructive feedback and select a winning pitch.

  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Pitch Perfect: Student Documentary Pitches

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    The New Orleans Advocate

    Students from southern universities compete to win funding for their next project. This year’s participating institutions are Florida State University, Loyola University, Wake Forest University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Austin, University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Auburn University. Pitch Perfect provides a unique opportunity for Southern filmmakers to practice the art of pitching. In this annual competition, filmmakers have just a few minutes to pitch their concepts or works-in-progress to a panel of judges—film professionals and industry insiders—who offer on-the-spot constructive feedback and select a winning pitch.

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Panel: Tax Talk

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    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    Now that the dust of the summer’s legislative session has settled, come hear about the latest changes to the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit, the long-term vision for the program, and what it means for productions big and small in Louisiana. Chris Stelly is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development  

  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Pitch Perfect for Southern Filmmakers

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    The New Orleans Advocate

      Filmmakers at any stage in their career pitch their next project to our panel of judges for a chance to make it a reality. Winner receives: $10,000 camera rental package sponsored by 4:4:4 camera, 2TB hard drive sponsored by CRU, Inc., Final Draft 10, Vimeo Pro Account, ISA Membership, and Showbiz Budgeting Software. Pitch Perfect provides a unique opportunity for Southern filmmakers to practice the art of pitching. In this annual competition, filmmakers have just a few minutes to pitch their concepts or works-in-progress to a panel of judges—film professionals and industry insiders—who offer on-the-spot constructive feedback and select a winning pitch.

  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Panel: Distribution Demystified

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    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    Each year, more films find their way to larger audiences over a wider and wider variety of platforms. The scale is staggering and the ink shows no signs of drying on the map of the 21st-century distribution model. Our panelists make it their business to stay on the frontier, so now’s the time to benefit from their experience. Sean Flanagan is the co-founder and Head of Distribution of Magnetbox Films. Kristen Fitzpatrick is Director of Distribution & Acquisition at Women Make Movies Evan Morehouse is Manager of Acquisitions at The Orchard Jake Hanly is Head of Content Acquisitions at Gunpowder & Sky

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    IF/Then Short Documentary Pitch Competition

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    The New Orleans Advocate

    A program in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Institute, documentary filmmakers have a chance to pitch their next short documentary project for funding and support. Winner receives: up to $20,000 in completion production support from IF/Then, and will participate in a 1-year distribution initiative. Tribeca Film Institute's IF/Then Short Documentary Program is made possible with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Pitch Perfect provides a unique opportunity for Southern filmmakers to practice the art of pitching. In this annual competition, filmmakers have just a few minutes to pitch their concepts or works-in-progress to a panel of judges—film professionals and industry insiders—who offer on-the-spot constructive feedback and select a winning pitch.

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    A Champagne Toast with Full Armor Films

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    Parties and Events

    HOTEL MONTELEONE, CRIOLLO LOUNGE Fri, Oct 13 | 4:00pm-6:00pm Open to All Access Passholders Join Full Armor Films and the cast and crew of Hotel Al in a champagne toast to the 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival and the opening of Full Armor Films New Orleans office.    

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Tribeca Film Institute If/Then Pitch Friday

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    Parties and Events

    VIP LOUNGE AT THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Fri, Oct 13 | 6pm-7:30pm Free and Open to the Public Join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks as we celebrate a day of filmmaker pitches and announce the winner of the IF/Then Short Documentary Pitch Competition, which comes with up to $20,000 in funding and a year of mentorship with TFI.            

  • 10:00pm - 1:00am

    Friday the 13th Mansion Party

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    WHANN-BOHN MANSION 807 ESPLANADE AVE. Friday Oct 13 | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only Join us at the historic,1850's-era Whann-Bohn Mansion, located on oak-lined Esplanade Avenue at the edge of the French Quarter for an evening of revelry and otherworldly delights, sponsored by premium video streaming service Shudder, serving fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror. This epic event spans all floors of the three-story mansion: the musical stylings of Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns on the first floor and DJ Kazu's hot beats on the third. With drinks and New Orleans-inspired dishes from 12 Seasons Catering, enjoy some old-world charm—and maybe a ghost encounter. It's New Orleans—you never know!                    

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  • October 14, 2017

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Panel: Mask On- VR at the Moment

    | Series: Panels & Additional Programming

    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    Virtual Reality is everywhere now, but its production is still out of reach for many people. This so-called “empathy machine” isn’t quite democratized yet, but our panelists are rising to the challenge, looking past the hype, and introducing us to the process and implications of working in VR. Matthew Findley is President of inXile Entertainment, where he’s made games for more years than the average age of the people who play them. Matthew Hales (moderator) is VP of Immersive Technology at TurboSquid, the world’s largest provider of 3D content. Jessica Ann Peavy is a filmmaker and visual artist and member of NEW INC, the art and tech incubator at the New Museum. Tracy Rector is Co-founder and Executive Director of Longhouse Media, an indigenous media arts organization.

  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Panel: Kickstarter Talks Strategy

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    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    The pitch video is uploaded; the perks are dialed in. What comes next? Here’s a practical toolkit for fundraising: brainstorming around your target communities and finding the best, most engaging and innovative ways to reach them. We’ll cover strategies for converting interest into support, and reaching beyond friends and family. Elise McCave is Director of Narrative Film at Kickstarter  

  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    The Eyeslicer Roadshow: Presented in Smell-O-Vision

    | Series: Parties & Reception, Panels & Additional Programming, Free Event

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

    Sat Oct 14 & Sun Oct 15 | 5:00PM-7:00PM | Music Video Lounge at Ace Hotel New Orleans | Designed by Krewe of Vaporwave
    Free and open to the public.
    The Eyeslicer is a mind-melting new TV show that will slice, dice, then mince your eyeballs into delicious ceviche. Each episode plays like a handcrafted mixtape blending boundary-pushing short form work into a weird, wild, uninterrupted whole. To celebrate the release of the ten-episode, ten-hour rst season, co-creator Dan Schoenbrun is heading across the country this fall with The Eyeslicer Roadshow a one-night-only live event featuring robot Q&As, communal milk and cookies, and even an episode presented in special ‘Smell-O-Vision.’ Trust us: you haven’t lived until you’ve smelled these smells. Features work by NOFF alums Jillian Mayer & Lucas Levya, Garrett Bradley, Annie Silverstein, and Colin Healey.

  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Canadian Perspectives Reception: Celebrating 150 Years of Diversity, Inclusion, and Compassion

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    Parties and Events

    VIP LOUNGE, NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Sat, Oct 14 | 6:30PM-8:00PM Open to the public “From the outset, Canada was formed not in spite of differences, but because of them. Thanks to the hard work and understanding between many cultural and religious communities, Canada is the diverse, inclusive, and compassionate country that we are fortunate to call home today.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas, which serves Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The Consulate General is proud to sponsor a reception to honour the unique contributions by a diverse group of Canadian filmmakers and artists participating in the New Orleans Film Festival, which will include a brief Q & A with “Wexford Plaza” filmmaker Joyce Wong.

  • 10:00pm - 2:00am

    Diva Dance Fever

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  • October 15, 2017

  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    #CreateLouisiana

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    Parties and Events

    THE ADVOCATE VIP LOUNGE Sun, Oct 15 | 3:00pm-5:00pm Open to the public Join the team behind #CreateLouisiana for a casual reception to toast this year's grantees and learn more about upcoming opportunities for Louisiana's film community. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    ISA Table Read

    | Series: Panels & Additional Programming

    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    The International Screenwriters’ Association presents an inspiring hour of readings from two award-winning scripts, with professional actors bringing these incredible writing examples to life: Grand Prize Winner “Going Sane” by Greg Wells & Rob Ripley and New Orleans Writer Award Winner “Neuro Confinement” by Rory White. Reception to follow in the VIP Lounge.

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    International Screenwriters Association

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    VIP LOUNGE AT THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Sun, Oct 15 | 5:00pm-6:30pm Free and Open to the Public Following the ISA Table Read, join the staff of the International Screenwriters Association for complimentary food and drinks. Connect with other writers and learn more about the art of writing for the screen.  

  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    The Eyeslicer Roadshow: Presented in Smell-O-Vision

    | Series: Parties & Reception, Panels & Additional Programming, Free Event

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

    Sat Oct 14 & Sun Oct 15 | 5:00PM-7:00PM | Music Video Lounge at Ace Hotel New Orleans | Designed by Krewe of Vaporwave
    Free and open to the public.
    The Eyeslicer is a mind-melting new TV show that will slice, dice, then mince your eyeballs into delicious ceviche. Each episode plays like a handcrafted mixtape blending boundary-pushing short form work into a weird, wild, uninterrupted whole. To celebrate the release of the ten-episode, ten-hour rst season, co-creator Dan Schoenbrun is heading across the country this fall with The Eyeslicer Roadshow a one-night-only live event featuring robot Q&As, communal milk and cookies, and even an episode presented in special ‘Smell-O-Vision.’ Trust us: you haven’t lived until you’ve smelled these smells. Features work by NOFF alums Jillian Mayer & Lucas Levya, Garrett Bradley, Annie Silverstein, and Colin Healey.

  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Emerging Voices Reception

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    VIP LOUNGE, NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Sun, Oct 15 | 6:30pm-8:00pm Open to the public  

    The Emerging Voices Mentorship program is an initiative of the New Orleans Film Society to create a more diverse storytelling landscape as well as provide filmmakers of color in Louisiana greater access to industry gatekeepers.
    Join us as we celebrate the 2017 Emerging Voices cohort & alums with films in the festival! Light refreshments will be provided. DJ Blanche on the 1s & 2s.

  • 7:15pm - 10:23pm

    Spoor + Master Class with Agnieszka Holland

    Agnieszka Holland | 2017 | Series: Spotlight Films, Narrative Features, In Conversation

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

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  • 8:15pm - 9:55pm

    After Louie

    Vincent Gagliostro | 2017 | Series: Narrative Features, In Competition

    The Broad

      USA

    Tickets

    Sun, Oct 15 8:15PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13 Wed, Oct 18 8:45PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13
    The AIDS crisis appeared in a flash and threatened the physical and emotional livelihood of entire generations of queer communities. Sam (Alan Cumming), a former member of ACT UP, remembers that pain all too well. Memories of those years pervade his work as an artist and have pushed him to abandon his former work as a painter in favor of a new video project connected to a close friend whom he lost to AIDS. It’s a past he can’t escape, even as other friends seem to move on, until he meets Braeden at a bar late one night. Braeden is young and taking full advantage of the achievements that Sam worked so hard to reach, but their romance may be just what Sam needed to move forward in the changed reality that AIDS activism has created. -AL Filmmaker scheduled to attend Preceded by the short film “In a Heartbeat”  (4 min) PRD: Lauren Belfer, Bryce Renninger, Alan Cumming; WRI: Vincent Gagliostro and Anthony Johnston; DP: Aaron Kovalchik; ED: Maria Cataldo   Presenting Sponsor:                    Community Partners: Belle Reve New Orleans, New Orleans Pride    

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  • 10:00pm - 1:00am

    Too Legit to Dip at the Drifter

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    Parties and Events

    DRIFTER HOTEL 3522 TULANE AVE. Sunday Oct 15th | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only Tropical cocktails, palm trees, smooth tunes from DJ Otto, and a heated pool... Come prepared to mingle and strut your beachwear (if you dare) on the catwalk at this hidden gem, a renovated mid-century hotel inspired by subcultural nonconformity. Get your selfie game on for the weekend's most Instagrammable event. *Transportation from Ace Hotel New Orleans sponsored by Hertz.                            

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  • October 16, 2017

  • 9:30pm - 1:00am

    Monday Night Mingle

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    FULTON ALLEY 600 FULTON ST Monday Oct 16 | 9:30pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only It's time to get your game on! We've got your lanes, parlor games, and bocce ball court reserved for our 4th Annual weekend-wrap bowling party at Fulton Alley. Enjoy complimentary bowling, along with appetizers, craft cocktails, and conversations about your favorite films of the festival.              

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  • October 17, 2017

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Women in Film and Television Reception

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    Parties and Events

    VIP LOUNGE AT THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Tues, Oct 17 | 6:00pm-7:30pm Open to all those who support women in film. Join WIFT-LA & WIFT-International in celebrating the work of the wonderful women panelists and filmmakers participating in this year's film festival—and learn more about WIFT-LA programs and membership.    

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    Soirée at the Parlor

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    THE PARLOR @ THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL 2031 SAINT CHARLES AVE. Tues, Oct 17 | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only Join is at The Parlor at the beautiful Pontchartrain Hotel in the Garden District. The Parlor's industrial shell and glamorous details pair with delectable dishes from award-winning Executive Chef Chris Lusk via The Caribbean Room, plus tunes from indie-gypsy New Orleans jazz band Bon Bon Vivant.          

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  • October 18, 2017

  • 8:30pm - 10:25pm

    Tom of Finland

    Dome Karukoski | 2017 | Series: Documentary Features

    Cinebarre Canal Place 9

      Finland

    Tickets

    Thurs, Oct 12 1:30 PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Members $7 General $10 Wed, Oct 18 8:30PM | Cinebarre Canal Place 9 | Member $10 General $13
    The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem. Dir. Dome Karukoski PRD: Aleksi Bardy, Mila Haavisto, Annika Sucksdorff; WRI: Aleksi Bardy; DP: Lasse Frank Johannessen; ED: Harri Ylönen

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  • 8:30pm - 10:39pm

    Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    Dan Gilroy | 2017 | Series: Spotlight Films, Narrative Features

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

    Tickets

    Wed, Oct 18 8:30 PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $15 General $18
    Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Dir. Dan Gilroy PRD: Todd Black, Jennifer Fox, Brian Oliver; WRI: Dan Gilroy; DP: Robert Elswit; ED: John Gilroy

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  • 8:45pm - 10:25pm

    After Louie

    Vincent Gagliostro | 2017 | Series: Narrative Features, In Competition

    The Broad

      USA

    Tickets

    Sun, Oct 15 8:15PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13 Wed, Oct 18 8:45PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13
    The AIDS crisis appeared in a flash and threatened the physical and emotional livelihood of entire generations of queer communities. Sam (Alan Cumming), a former member of ACT UP, remembers that pain all too well. Memories of those years pervade his work as an artist and have pushed him to abandon his former work as a painter in favor of a new video project connected to a close friend whom he lost to AIDS. It’s a past he can’t escape, even as other friends seem to move on, until he meets Braeden at a bar late one night. Braeden is young and taking full advantage of the achievements that Sam worked so hard to reach, but their romance may be just what Sam needed to move forward in the changed reality that AIDS activism has created. -AL Filmmaker scheduled to attend Preceded by the short film “In a Heartbeat”  (4 min) PRD: Lauren Belfer, Bryce Renninger, Alan Cumming; WRI: Vincent Gagliostro and Anthony Johnston; DP: Aaron Kovalchik; ED: Maria Cataldo   Presenting Sponsor:                    Community Partners: Belle Reve New Orleans, New Orleans Pride    

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  • 10:00pm - 1:00am

    Thriller Party

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    ART GARAGE 2231 ST. CLAUDE AVE Wed, Oct 18 | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders and Free to the Public Celebrate the 5th anniversary of local production company Ghost of Elysian Films with a party inspired by Michael Jackson's Thriller. This unique venue takes auto body to dance party in the St. Claude Arts District. Cocktails, bites, and sounds by DJ FTK! Free cocktails for All Access Passholders, and special performances throughout the night. Costumes and smooth moves encouraged.  

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  • October 19, 2017

  • 5:30pm - 7:29pm

    I, Tonya

    Craig Gillespie | 2017 | Series: Spotlight Films, Narrative Features

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

    USA

    Tickets

    Thurs Oct 19 5:30PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $15 General $18
    Award-winning director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) delves into one of the most lurid scandals in the world of competitive sports with his new film I,Tonya. Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding's (Margot Robbie) rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. PRD: Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, Bryan Unkeless; WRI: Steven Rogers; DP: Nicolas Karakatsanis; ED: Tatiana S. Riegel

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  • 10:00pm - 1:00am

    Closing Night Party

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    Parties and Events

    NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MARKET 1436 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD Thursday Oct 19th | 10pm-1am Join us at The New Orleans Jazz Market as we close out the 28th edition of the festival, with some of New Orleans’ finest dishes and smooth jazz provided by the Cool Nasty House Band. Don’t miss the endcap to the 28th New Orleans Film Festival! Open to All-Access Passholders + Closing Night ticket purchasers Complimentary bites and signature cocktail for All-Access pass-holders. Cash bar available for Closing Night ticket purchasers.

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    Opening Night Party

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    FOUR WINDS 210 BARONNE ST. Wednesday Oct 11 | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only Following the opening night screening at the Orpheum, follow the sounds of Kinfolk Brass Band to the rooftop of nearby Four Winds luxury apartments. Enjoy sparkling city views, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the electric sounds of DJ Bouffant Bouffant as we dance the night away in celebration of the start of the 28th annual New Orleans Film Festival.

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    Filmmaker Welcome Party

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    LIGHTHOUSE 743 CAMP ST. WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Thursday Oct 12 | 9pm-12pm Open to All Access Passholders and NOVAC Members The New Orleans Video Access Center welcomes you to its 4th annual filmmaker welcome party! Mingle and dance with local DJs, food and drink to kick off your festival party run! Hosted by NOVAC          

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  • 1:30pm - 3:25pm

    Tom of Finland

    Dome Karukoski | 2017 | Series: Documentary Features

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

      Finland

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    Thurs, Oct 12 1:30 PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Members $7 General $10 Wed, Oct 18 8:30PM | Cinebarre Canal Place 9 | Member $10 General $13
    The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem. Dir. Dome Karukoski PRD: Aleksi Bardy, Mila Haavisto, Annika Sucksdorff; WRI: Aleksi Bardy; DP: Lasse Frank Johannessen; ED: Harri Ylönen

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    The Broad
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    A Champagne Toast with Full Armor Films

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    HOTEL MONTELEONE, CRIOLLO LOUNGE Fri, Oct 13 | 4:00pm-6:00pm Open to All Access Passholders Join Full Armor Films and the cast and crew of Hotel Al in a champagne toast to the 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival and the opening of Full Armor Films New Orleans office.    

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    Tribeca Film Institute If/Then Pitch Friday

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    VIP LOUNGE AT THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Fri, Oct 13 | 6pm-7:30pm Free and Open to the Public Join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks as we celebrate a day of filmmaker pitches and announce the winner of the IF/Then Short Documentary Pitch Competition, which comes with up to $20,000 in funding and a year of mentorship with TFI.            

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    Friday the 13th Mansion Party

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    WHANN-BOHN MANSION 807 ESPLANADE AVE. Friday Oct 13 | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only Join us at the historic,1850's-era Whann-Bohn Mansion, located on oak-lined Esplanade Avenue at the edge of the French Quarter for an evening of revelry and otherworldly delights, sponsored by premium video streaming service Shudder, serving fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror. This epic event spans all floors of the three-story mansion: the musical stylings of Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns on the first floor and DJ Kazu's hot beats on the third. With drinks and New Orleans-inspired dishes from 12 Seasons Catering, enjoy some old-world charm—and maybe a ghost encounter. It's New Orleans—you never know!                    

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  • Ace Hotel New Orleans
    Three Keys at Ace Hotel
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    Panel: Tax Talk

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    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    Now that the dust of the summer’s legislative session has settled, come hear about the latest changes to the Motion Picture Production Tax Credit, the long-term vision for the program, and what it means for productions big and small in Louisiana. Chris Stelly is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development  

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    Panel: Distribution Demystified

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    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    Each year, more films find their way to larger audiences over a wider and wider variety of platforms. The scale is staggering and the ink shows no signs of drying on the map of the 21st-century distribution model. Our panelists make it their business to stay on the frontier, so now’s the time to benefit from their experience. Sean Flanagan is the co-founder and Head of Distribution of Magnetbox Films. Kristen Fitzpatrick is Director of Distribution & Acquisition at Women Make Movies Evan Morehouse is Manager of Acquisitions at The Orchard Jake Hanly is Head of Content Acquisitions at Gunpowder & Sky

  • The New Orleans Advocate
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    Pitch Perfect: Student Narrative Pitches

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    The New Orleans Advocate

    Students from southern universities compete to win funding for their next project. This year’s participating institutions are Florida State University, Loyola University, Wake Forest University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Austin, University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Auburn University. Pitch Perfect provides a unique opportunity for Southern filmmakers to practice the art of pitching. In this annual competition, filmmakers have just a few minutes to pitch their concepts or works-in-progress to a panel of judges—film professionals and industry insiders—who offer on-the-spot constructive feedback and select a winning pitch.

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    Pitch Perfect: Student Documentary Pitches

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    The New Orleans Advocate

    Students from southern universities compete to win funding for their next project. This year’s participating institutions are Florida State University, Loyola University, Wake Forest University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Austin, University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Auburn University. Pitch Perfect provides a unique opportunity for Southern filmmakers to practice the art of pitching. In this annual competition, filmmakers have just a few minutes to pitch their concepts or works-in-progress to a panel of judges—film professionals and industry insiders—who offer on-the-spot constructive feedback and select a winning pitch.

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    Pitch Perfect for Southern Filmmakers

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    The New Orleans Advocate

      Filmmakers at any stage in their career pitch their next project to our panel of judges for a chance to make it a reality. Winner receives: $10,000 camera rental package sponsored by 4:4:4 camera, 2TB hard drive sponsored by CRU, Inc., Final Draft 10, Vimeo Pro Account, ISA Membership, and Showbiz Budgeting Software. Pitch Perfect provides a unique opportunity for Southern filmmakers to practice the art of pitching. In this annual competition, filmmakers have just a few minutes to pitch their concepts or works-in-progress to a panel of judges—film professionals and industry insiders—who offer on-the-spot constructive feedback and select a winning pitch.

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    IF/Then Short Documentary Pitch Competition

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    The New Orleans Advocate

    A program in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Institute, documentary filmmakers have a chance to pitch their next short documentary project for funding and support. Winner receives: up to $20,000 in completion production support from IF/Then, and will participate in a 1-year distribution initiative. Tribeca Film Institute's IF/Then Short Documentary Program is made possible with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Pitch Perfect provides a unique opportunity for Southern filmmakers to practice the art of pitching. In this annual competition, filmmakers have just a few minutes to pitch their concepts or works-in-progress to a panel of judges—film professionals and industry insiders—who offer on-the-spot constructive feedback and select a winning pitch.

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    Canadian Perspectives Reception: Celebrating 150 Years of Diversity, Inclusion, and Compassion

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    VIP LOUNGE, NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Sat, Oct 14 | 6:30PM-8:00PM Open to the public “From the outset, Canada was formed not in spite of differences, but because of them. Thanks to the hard work and understanding between many cultural and religious communities, Canada is the diverse, inclusive, and compassionate country that we are fortunate to call home today.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas, which serves Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The Consulate General is proud to sponsor a reception to honour the unique contributions by a diverse group of Canadian filmmakers and artists participating in the New Orleans Film Festival, which will include a brief Q & A with “Wexford Plaza” filmmaker Joyce Wong.

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    Diva Dance Fever

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  • Ace Hotel New Orleans
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    The Eyeslicer Roadshow: Presented in Smell-O-Vision

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    Ace Hotel New Orleans

    Sat Oct 14 & Sun Oct 15 | 5:00PM-7:00PM | Music Video Lounge at Ace Hotel New Orleans | Designed by Krewe of Vaporwave
    Free and open to the public.
    The Eyeslicer is a mind-melting new TV show that will slice, dice, then mince your eyeballs into delicious ceviche. Each episode plays like a handcrafted mixtape blending boundary-pushing short form work into a weird, wild, uninterrupted whole. To celebrate the release of the ten-episode, ten-hour rst season, co-creator Dan Schoenbrun is heading across the country this fall with The Eyeslicer Roadshow a one-night-only live event featuring robot Q&As, communal milk and cookies, and even an episode presented in special ‘Smell-O-Vision.’ Trust us: you haven’t lived until you’ve smelled these smells. Features work by NOFF alums Jillian Mayer & Lucas Levya, Garrett Bradley, Annie Silverstein, and Colin Healey.

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    Panel: Mask On- VR at the Moment

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    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    Virtual Reality is everywhere now, but its production is still out of reach for many people. This so-called “empathy machine” isn’t quite democratized yet, but our panelists are rising to the challenge, looking past the hype, and introducing us to the process and implications of working in VR. Matthew Findley is President of inXile Entertainment, where he’s made games for more years than the average age of the people who play them. Matthew Hales (moderator) is VP of Immersive Technology at TurboSquid, the world’s largest provider of 3D content. Jessica Ann Peavy is a filmmaker and visual artist and member of NEW INC, the art and tech incubator at the New Museum. Tracy Rector is Co-founder and Executive Director of Longhouse Media, an indigenous media arts organization.

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    Panel: Kickstarter Talks Strategy

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    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    The pitch video is uploaded; the perks are dialed in. What comes next? Here’s a practical toolkit for fundraising: brainstorming around your target communities and finding the best, most engaging and innovative ways to reach them. We’ll cover strategies for converting interest into support, and reaching beyond friends and family. Elise McCave is Director of Narrative Film at Kickstarter  

  • The New Orleans Advocate
    The Broad
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    #CreateLouisiana

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    Parties and Events

    THE ADVOCATE VIP LOUNGE Sun, Oct 15 | 3:00pm-5:00pm Open to the public Join the team behind #CreateLouisiana for a casual reception to toast this year's grantees and learn more about upcoming opportunities for Louisiana's film community. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  

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    International Screenwriters Association

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    Parties and Events

    VIP LOUNGE AT THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Sun, Oct 15 | 5:00pm-6:30pm Free and Open to the Public Following the ISA Table Read, join the staff of the International Screenwriters Association for complimentary food and drinks. Connect with other writers and learn more about the art of writing for the screen.  

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    Emerging Voices Reception

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    VIP LOUNGE, NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Sun, Oct 15 | 6:30pm-8:00pm Open to the public  

    The Emerging Voices Mentorship program is an initiative of the New Orleans Film Society to create a more diverse storytelling landscape as well as provide filmmakers of color in Louisiana greater access to industry gatekeepers.
    Join us as we celebrate the 2017 Emerging Voices cohort & alums with films in the festival! Light refreshments will be provided. DJ Blanche on the 1s & 2s.

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    Too Legit to Dip at the Drifter

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    Parties and Events

    DRIFTER HOTEL 3522 TULANE AVE. Sunday Oct 15th | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only Tropical cocktails, palm trees, smooth tunes from DJ Otto, and a heated pool... Come prepared to mingle and strut your beachwear (if you dare) on the catwalk at this hidden gem, a renovated mid-century hotel inspired by subcultural nonconformity. Get your selfie game on for the weekend's most Instagrammable event. *Transportation from Ace Hotel New Orleans sponsored by Hertz.                            

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  • Ace Hotel New Orleans
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    The Eyeslicer Roadshow: Presented in Smell-O-Vision

    | Series: Parties & Reception, Panels & Additional Programming, Free Event

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

    Sat Oct 14 & Sun Oct 15 | 5:00PM-7:00PM | Music Video Lounge at Ace Hotel New Orleans | Designed by Krewe of Vaporwave
    Free and open to the public.
    The Eyeslicer is a mind-melting new TV show that will slice, dice, then mince your eyeballs into delicious ceviche. Each episode plays like a handcrafted mixtape blending boundary-pushing short form work into a weird, wild, uninterrupted whole. To celebrate the release of the ten-episode, ten-hour rst season, co-creator Dan Schoenbrun is heading across the country this fall with The Eyeslicer Roadshow a one-night-only live event featuring robot Q&As, communal milk and cookies, and even an episode presented in special ‘Smell-O-Vision.’ Trust us: you haven’t lived until you’ve smelled these smells. Features work by NOFF alums Jillian Mayer & Lucas Levya, Garrett Bradley, Annie Silverstein, and Colin Healey.

  • 7:15pm - 10:23pm

    Spoor + Master Class with Agnieszka Holland

    Agnieszka Holland | 2017 | Series: Spotlight Films, Narrative Features, In Conversation

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

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  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    ISA Table Read

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    Three Keys at Ace Hotel

    The International Screenwriters’ Association presents an inspiring hour of readings from two award-winning scripts, with professional actors bringing these incredible writing examples to life: Grand Prize Winner “Going Sane” by Greg Wells & Rob Ripley and New Orleans Writer Award Winner “Neuro Confinement” by Rory White. Reception to follow in the VIP Lounge.

  • The New Orleans Advocate
    The Broad
  • 8:15pm - 9:55pm

    After Louie

    Vincent Gagliostro | 2017 | Series: Narrative Features, In Competition

    The Broad

      USA

    Tickets

    Sun, Oct 15 8:15PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13 Wed, Oct 18 8:45PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13
    The AIDS crisis appeared in a flash and threatened the physical and emotional livelihood of entire generations of queer communities. Sam (Alan Cumming), a former member of ACT UP, remembers that pain all too well. Memories of those years pervade his work as an artist and have pushed him to abandon his former work as a painter in favor of a new video project connected to a close friend whom he lost to AIDS. It’s a past he can’t escape, even as other friends seem to move on, until he meets Braeden at a bar late one night. Braeden is young and taking full advantage of the achievements that Sam worked so hard to reach, but their romance may be just what Sam needed to move forward in the changed reality that AIDS activism has created. -AL Filmmaker scheduled to attend Preceded by the short film “In a Heartbeat”  (4 min) PRD: Lauren Belfer, Bryce Renninger, Alan Cumming; WRI: Vincent Gagliostro and Anthony Johnston; DP: Aaron Kovalchik; ED: Maria Cataldo   Presenting Sponsor:                    Community Partners: Belle Reve New Orleans, New Orleans Pride    

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    Monday Night Mingle

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    FULTON ALLEY 600 FULTON ST Monday Oct 16 | 9:30pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only It's time to get your game on! We've got your lanes, parlor games, and bocce ball court reserved for our 4th Annual weekend-wrap bowling party at Fulton Alley. Enjoy complimentary bowling, along with appetizers, craft cocktails, and conversations about your favorite films of the festival.              

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    The New Orleans Advocate
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    Women in Film and Television Reception

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    VIP LOUNGE AT THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Tues, Oct 17 | 6:00pm-7:30pm Open to all those who support women in film. Join WIFT-LA & WIFT-International in celebrating the work of the wonderful women panelists and filmmakers participating in this year's film festival—and learn more about WIFT-LA programs and membership.    

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    THE PARLOR @ THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL 2031 SAINT CHARLES AVE. Tues, Oct 17 | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders Only Join is at The Parlor at the beautiful Pontchartrain Hotel in the Garden District. The Parlor's industrial shell and glamorous details pair with delectable dishes from award-winning Executive Chef Chris Lusk via The Caribbean Room, plus tunes from indie-gypsy New Orleans jazz band Bon Bon Vivant.          

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    Thriller Party

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    ART GARAGE 2231 ST. CLAUDE AVE Wed, Oct 18 | 10pm-1am Open to All Access Passholders and Free to the Public Celebrate the 5th anniversary of local production company Ghost of Elysian Films with a party inspired by Michael Jackson's Thriller. This unique venue takes auto body to dance party in the St. Claude Arts District. Cocktails, bites, and sounds by DJ FTK! Free cocktails for All Access Passholders, and special performances throughout the night. Costumes and smooth moves encouraged.  

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  • 8:30pm - 10:39pm

    Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    Dan Gilroy | 2017 | Series: Spotlight Films, Narrative Features

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

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    Wed, Oct 18 8:30 PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $15 General $18
    Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Dir. Dan Gilroy PRD: Todd Black, Jennifer Fox, Brian Oliver; WRI: Dan Gilroy; DP: Robert Elswit; ED: John Gilroy

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    The New Orleans Advocate
    The Broad
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    After Louie

    Vincent Gagliostro | 2017 | Series: Narrative Features, In Competition

    The Broad

      USA

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    Sun, Oct 15 8:15PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13 Wed, Oct 18 8:45PM | The Broad Theater | Member $10 General $13
    The AIDS crisis appeared in a flash and threatened the physical and emotional livelihood of entire generations of queer communities. Sam (Alan Cumming), a former member of ACT UP, remembers that pain all too well. Memories of those years pervade his work as an artist and have pushed him to abandon his former work as a painter in favor of a new video project connected to a close friend whom he lost to AIDS. It’s a past he can’t escape, even as other friends seem to move on, until he meets Braeden at a bar late one night. Braeden is young and taking full advantage of the achievements that Sam worked so hard to reach, but their romance may be just what Sam needed to move forward in the changed reality that AIDS activism has created. -AL Filmmaker scheduled to attend Preceded by the short film “In a Heartbeat”  (4 min) PRD: Lauren Belfer, Bryce Renninger, Alan Cumming; WRI: Vincent Gagliostro and Anthony Johnston; DP: Aaron Kovalchik; ED: Maria Cataldo   Presenting Sponsor:                    Community Partners: Belle Reve New Orleans, New Orleans Pride    

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    Tom of Finland

    Dome Karukoski | 2017 | Series: Documentary Features

    Cinebarre Canal Place 9

      Finland

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    Thurs, Oct 12 1:30 PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Members $7 General $10 Wed, Oct 18 8:30PM | Cinebarre Canal Place 9 | Member $10 General $13
    The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem. Dir. Dome Karukoski PRD: Aleksi Bardy, Mila Haavisto, Annika Sucksdorff; WRI: Aleksi Bardy; DP: Lasse Frank Johannessen; ED: Harri Ylönen

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    Closing Night Party

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    NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MARKET 1436 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD Thursday Oct 19th | 10pm-1am Join us at The New Orleans Jazz Market as we close out the 28th edition of the festival, with some of New Orleans’ finest dishes and smooth jazz provided by the Cool Nasty House Band. Don’t miss the endcap to the 28th New Orleans Film Festival! Open to All-Access Passholders + Closing Night ticket purchasers Complimentary bites and signature cocktail for All-Access pass-holders. Cash bar available for Closing Night ticket purchasers.

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  • 5:30pm - 7:29pm

    I, Tonya

    Craig Gillespie | 2017 | Series: Spotlight Films, Narrative Features

    Ace Hotel New Orleans

    USA

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    Thurs Oct 19 5:30PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $15 General $18
    Award-winning director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) delves into one of the most lurid scandals in the world of competitive sports with his new film I,Tonya. Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding's (Margot Robbie) rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. PRD: Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, Bryan Unkeless; WRI: Steven Rogers; DP: Nicolas Karakatsanis; ED: Tatiana S. Riegel

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