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In Movie on November 23, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Monday, November 24:

We Are CLOSED!

 

Tuesday, November 25:

5:30 p.m. nightly – LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM (a doc about the final days of the Vietnam War)

7:30 p.m. nightly – THE BETTER ANGELS (a Terrence Malick produced film about Abraham Lincoln’s childhood)

9:30 p.m. nightly – THE WAY HE LOOKS (Official Academy Award entry from Brazil, a love story about a blind gay teen)

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November 25 through December 4 @ 5:30 p.m.

LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM by Rory Kennedy. During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only–or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can

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November 25 through December 4 @ 7:30 p.m.

THE BETTER ANGELS by A.J. Edwards and produced by Terence Malick. The story of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood (portrayed by newcomer Braydon Denney) in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality. Also starring Wes Bentley, Brit Marling, Diane Kruger, Jason Clarke, Cameron Mitchell Williams, etc.

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November 25 through December 4 @ 9:30 p.m.

THE WAY HE LOOKS by Daniel Ribeiro. This charming and realistic teen gay love story is Brazil’s Official Academy Award Entry. Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo) is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana (Tess Amorim), and the way he feels and sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel (Fabio Audi). Winner Teddy Award (Best Feature) & FIPRESCI (Int. Film Critics Prize) Berlin Film Festival; Audience Award – Guadalajara Film Festival; Audience Award – Athens International Film Festival; Audience Award – Outstanding Dramatic Feature – L.A. Outfest; Audience Award – Best Feature NY Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; Audience Award – Best Feature – San Francisco Int. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; Audience Award – Torino Int. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; etc.

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Film Events

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

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Opening November 25:

THE BETTER ANGELS by A.J. Edwards and produced by Terence Malick. The story of Abraham Lincoln‘s childhood (beautifully portrayed by newcomer Braydon Denney) in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality. Also starring Wes Bentley, Brit Marling, Diane Kruger, Jason Clarke, Cameron Mitchell Williams, etc.

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Opening November 25:

LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM by Rory Kennedy. During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only–or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can.

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November 25 through December 4 @ 9:30 p.m.

THE WAY HE LOOKS by Daniel Ribeiro. This charming and realistic teen gay love story is Brazil’s Official Academy Award Entry. Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo) is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana (Tess Amorim), and the way he feels and sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel (Fabio Audi). Winner Teddy Award (Best Feature) & FIPRESCI (Int. Film Critics Prize) Berlin Film Festival; Audience Award – Guadalajara Film Festival; Audience Award – Athens International Film Festival; Audience Award – Outstanding Dramatic Feature – L.A. Outfest; Audience Award – Best Feature NY Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; Audience Award – Best Feature – San Francisco Int. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; Audience Award – Torino Int. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; etc.

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Opening December 5:

THE CIRCLE (DER KREIS) by Stefan Haupt. Zurich, 1958. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment to homosexuality. Ernst becomes a member of the gay organization DER KREIS and lives through the high point and the eventual decline of the organization, which in the whole of Europe is seen as the pioneer of gay emancipation. WINNER Teddy Award Berlinale Film Festival; Audience Award Berlinale Film Festival; Grand Jury Prize Outfest; Audience  Award Boston LGBT; Grand Jury Prize Outflix.

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Opening December 5:

THE OVERNIGHTERS by Jesse Moss. Winner of the Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Overnighters is “one of the most remarkable examples of layered non-fiction storytelling to come along in some time.” (Indiewire). In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota, tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck under the lure of the oil boom. However, busloads of newcomers chasing a broken American Dream step into the stark reality of slim work prospects and nowhere to sleep. The town lacks the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, even for those who do find gainful employment. Over at Concordia Lutheran Church, Pastor Jay Reinke is driven to deliver the migrants some dignity. Night after night, he converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, opening the church’s doors to allow the “Overnighters” (as he calls them) to stay for a night, a week or longer. They sleep on the floor, in the pews and in their cars in the church parking lot. Many who take shelter with Reinke are living on society’s fringes and with checkered pasts, and their presence starts affecting the dynamics of the small community. The congregants begin slinging criticism and the City Council threatens to shut the controversial Overnighters program down, forcing the pastor to make a decision which leads to profound consequences that he never imagined. Director Jesse Moss‘ award-winning documentary The Overnighters engages and dramatizes a set of universal societal and economic themes: the promise and limits of re-invention, redemption and compassion, as well as the tension between the moral imperative to “love thy neighbor” and the resistance that one small community feels when confronted by a surging river of desperate, job-seeking strangers. A portion of all box office receipts will be donated to local affordable housing charities.

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Opening December 12:

POINT AND SHOOT by Marshall Curry. POINT AND SHOOT follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi.  With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in — and filmed — the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.

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Opening on December 12:

DIPSO by Theodore Collatos. A haunting portrait of a down and out comedian (Matt Shaw), part tale of redemption, love story and classic America family saga. A slice of life straight from the glass that cuts us.

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Opening December 19:

SAGRADA: THE MYTH OF CREATION by Stefan Haupt. One of the most iconic structures ever built, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by controversial genius Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. More than 125 years after construction began, the basilica still remains unfinished. Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation celebrates Gaudi‘s vision and the continuing work of architects as they strive to complete the colossal project while delving into the process of artistic creation in a historical context. La Sagrada Familia was commissioned by the Order of St Joseph in 1882. After conflicts arose between the Order and the original architect, 31 year old Antoni Gaudí was hired to complete the design. A devout Catholic and architectural prodigy, Gaudí envisioned a place of worship that combined elements of classic French Gothic style and the curvilinear, organic aspects of the budding Art Nouveau school. Despite decades of delays, thousands of artisans, laborers, and designers have contributed to the ambitious and glorious landmark. Inspired by Gaudí’s vision, the film explores our fundamentally human search for the meaning of existence, and the quest for creative expression. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Catalonian metropolis, the documentary investigates the structural developments of the Sagrada Família while allowing the audience time to observe, perceive, and reflect upon the historical, artistic and personal significance of the basilica.

Music, Performance & Art Events

In Festival on January 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm

CURRENTLY ON EXHIBIT 

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WITNESS TO MAUREPAS:  A Photo Essay by Richard Waller

on exhibit through November 28th – Artist Reception:  Saturday, November 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Witness to Lake Maurepas

“This series of fotos is my report to the residents of New Orleans on the death of Bald Cypress trees at Lake Maurepas.

As a newcomer here in 2007 I was thrilled to discover a place teeming with life and beauty. But as I saw soon enough, this lake was deeply burdened with widespread ignorance, plunder, and neglect.

When I asked friends and acquaintances about their experiences in these Louisiana wetlands their usual answer was, “Well, I really don’t have any”. So I began this photographic record of a collapsing, but once majestic forest of bald cypress trees- a forest no longer surrounding Lake Maurepas, one of the great bodies of water that lies right beyond this city’s own backyard.

What a pleasure it was to paddle a small kayak across the quiet dark water. And how surprising it was to find a compelling kind of beauty in that dying garland of bald cypress trees.

If I’ve done my job well, this account of the process of the forest’s disappearance is not simply the work of a pessimist, but perhaps somehow, a starting point for taking care of a place that feeds us the delicacies of our Louisiana fare and that is home to it’s many creatures beautiful, sad and strange.

The fotos begin in the fall of 2007 and continue into the spring of 2014.

They’ve all been edited in PhotoShop to make them look as close as I know how to what I saw at the time I took them, or as close to a resemblance to what I felt while witnessing a specific site. There’s no extreme lens distortion, deceptive luminosity manipulation or color over-saturation. The job was to observe closely and render with proficiency.

As the viewer can plainly see, this is not a picturesque account of the wetlands of Louisiana. But the goal here is not to be just depressing- to preach or to scold. With informed knowledge and commitment, new life may return. Should a person view these photographs and begin to act on their concern for the lake, then this essay, as troubling as it may be, will not have been in vain.” –  Richard Waller.

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Next OCH MARKET is Saturday, December 20 from noon to 4:00 p.m.

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November 19 through 23

NEW ORLEANS FRINGE FESTIVAL

This year, Zeitgeist will be a “Managed venue”! Admission for each show is: Fringe tickets w/button, or $8 at door with $3 button. For more info and complete festival schedule please go to www.nofringe.org  

We are excited to present the following four shows nightly:

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Nov. 20 & 21 @ 9:00 p.m.; Nov. 22 @ 7:00 p.m. & Nov 23 @ 5:00 p.m.

BAGHDAD PUPPIES performed by Open Space Theatre (from Greensboro, NC) – When an Iraqi militant tells an American soldier, “We have found the weapon of mass destruction and it is you,” the soldier questions what the war has accomplished. Does democracy unleash terrorists functioning in the name of religion, politics, and power? The facts of honor killings of women and the torture and murder of gays are revealed.

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Nov. 20 & 21 @ 7:00 p.m.; Nov. 22 @ 5:00 p.m. & Nov. 23 @ 11:00 p.m.

PALINDROME performed by The Incredible Incredible (from Lookout, WA) – Two characters, each the other’s imaginary friend, meet for the first time. With live music (Lucas Hicks), physical performers Justin Therrien (World Record holder for ‘Longest String Passed Through Nose and Mouth in One Minute) and Matthew “Poki” McCorkle (of Button Wagon) use mime, clown and movement to unfold the intricacies of their tangled coexistence.

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Nov. 19 & 23 @ 9:00 p.m.; Nov. 21 @ 5:00 p.m. and Nov. 22 @ 11:00 p.m.

TECHNO DOGS TAKE OVER…AND TELL TALES performed by Paper Grotto Live (from Fort Meyers, FL) – Butoh meets Origami! The Techno Dogs are mumbling something about space and time, watching their palms change. The Shadow World provides cover while someone makes a phone call. Apparitions slip into something more mysterious. “It’s like singing in the shower or hiding in plain sight,” “…you haven’t seen anything like it…,” “bedazzles the brain…”

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Nov. 19 & 23 @ 7:00 p.m.; Nov. 21 @ 11:00 p.m. and Nov. 22 @ 9:00 p.m.

THEY DON’T EAT CORN HERE performed by the Reese Johanson Collective (from New Orleans, LA) – Life is a trip. Travel with Beatrice in search of a kernel of truth, stumble upon the meat of the matter. We are all part of the food chain, but who is the host and who is the parasite? Through rich poetry, live music, and dance, we learn, that in the end, it’s the bats who rule the roost. Writing and choreography by Reese Johanson; Music by Dr. Jimbo Walsh.

 

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The Perpetual Instant: juried by Grant Hamilton

November 30 – January 25, 2015

Opening: Saturday, Dec 6, 6-9pm

Additional events: During the run of the exhibition Zeitgeist will screen TIME ZERO and host a workshop showcasing the new Impossible Instant Lab. Dates and times TBA.

 

‘Every creative act is a sudden cessation of stupidity.’ – Edwin Land

 

With the invention of instant photography the visual landscape took a giant leap forward. The photographer could now have a print of what was, just moments ago, a vague idea.

To celebrate the instant photograph the New Orleans Photo Alliance, in partnership with Zeitgeist Theater, is seeking work created utilizing instant materials for an exhibition at the Zeitgeist Theatre gallery during December 2014 (PhotoNOLA 2014).

The juror is Grant Hamilton, director of TIME ZERO, a film about the demise of Polaroid and the resurgence of instant photography via The Impossible Project.

NOPA will be accepting submissions through October 5, 2014. Enter here.

During the run of the exhibition Zeitgeist will screen Mr. Hamilton’s film and there will be a workshop showcasing the new Impossible Instant Lab.

About the JurorGrant Hamilton received his BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. His film ‘TIME ZERO’ has screened at SilverDOCS festival, Manhattan Film Festival, DOC NYC and others. It received best Documentary prize at both Vision Fest 12 and The Palo Alto Int’l Film Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

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