Escape the Summer heat and enjoy free film screenings at the Orpheum Theater this Summer as a warm-up to the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival (October 16-23, 2019)!

To celebrate the 30th year of the New Orleans Film Society’s film programming, admission to the series is free and open to the public.

New Orleans Film Society members get one free popcorn per screening. Click here to become a member today.

Thursday, June 27th, 7 PM, doors at 6:30 PM
CHASING DREAMS: A LEAH CHASE STORY
Director: William Sabourin O’Reilly, Documentary, 2011, 27 min.
A heart-warming glimpse into the life of our community’s recent loss, culinary icon Leah Chase, who continued to fight every day for human dignity with inspiring energy and joy. Winner of a jury award at the 2011 New Orleans Film Festival.

Immediately followed by
ELLA BRENNAN: COMMANDING THE TABLE
Director: Leslie Iwerks, Documentary, 2016, 1h 36min.

Panel: William Sabourin O’reilly, director of Chasing Dreams: A Leah Chase Story and Deb Schriver, producer of Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table will be in attendance to join a panel alongside Ti Adelaide Martin, moderated by Poppy Tooker.

 

Wednesday, July 10th, 7 PM, doors at 6:30 PM
BAYOU MAHARAJAH
Director: Lily Keber, Documentary, 2013, 1h 30min.
Followed by a post-film discussion with director Lily Keber (recently included in Gambit’s 40 Under 40 list for 2019)

Thursday, July 25th, 7 PM, doors at 6:30 PM
GIRLS TRIP
Director: Malcolm D. Lee, Comedy, 2017, 2h 2min.

Thursday, August 8th, 7 PM, doors at 6:30 PM
DOWN BY LAW
Director: Jim Jarmusch, Comedy, 1986, 1h 47min.

Summer Film Series at the Orpheum is presented by the New Orleans Film Society, in partnership with the Orpheum TheaterGambit Weekly, and WWNO.

MEMBERS HAVE IT BEST!

This Summer, the New Orleans Film Society members get one free popcorn at each event of the Summer Film Series at the Orpheum; enjoy the member-only screening of The Last Black Man in San Francisco at the Prytania Theatre; and get $100 off of All-Access Passes for the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival (October 16-23, 2019) during the Summer Pre-Sale until July 9th, 2019. New Orleans Film Society Memberships and New Orleans Film Festival passes may be purchased on-site at every event.

See all additional benefits members enjoy and join the Film Society today by clicking here.

Purchase All-Access Passes during Summer Pre-Sale for the 30th New Orleans Film Festival here.

Exclusive Member Screening:

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

We are thrilled to present an exclusive member-only screening of The Last Black Man in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 19th, at 7:30 PM at the Prytania Theatre. Based on a personal story by Jimmie Fails, and directed by his childhood friend Joe Talbot, the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January and won Best Director, and Best Creative Collaboration Awards. A cross between drama and documentary, the New York Times calls The Last Black Man in San Francisco “an indelibly beautiful story of love, family and loss in America from two childhood friends turned filmmakers.”

ADMISSIONS

This screening is open to Film Society members (+1 guest each) only. Click here to become a member today online or purchase your membership at the box office beginning at 7 PM on the evening of the event to join the screening.

If you are already a member, please click here to RSVP.