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Now Showing @ Zeitgeist

In Movie on April 19, 2014 at 10:18 pm

We Are Closed Wednesday & Thursday, April 23 & 24

due to a massive street closure for the filming of the 5th Terminator movie

we reopen

Friday, April 25:

5:30 p.m. – ILO ILO (Camera D’Or Winner Cannes, a heartbreaking coming of age film from Singapore)

7:30 p.m. – THE FINAL MEMBER (a hilarious doc about a museum in Iceland dedicated to the penis)

9:00 p.m. – JAMES SINGLETON’S ANNUAL JAZZ FEST ORCHESTRA @ ZEITGEIST

 

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April 25 through May 1 @ 5:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday)

ILO, ILO by Anthony Chen. Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family – troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale’s antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again. Winner Camera D’Or – Cannes 2013; Best New Director – Best Feature Film – Best Original Screenplay + Best Supporting Actress – Golden Horse Awads, Taiwan; Best Film + Best Actress – Pacific Meridian Film; Best Supporting Actress – Asia Pacific Film Festival; Best Actor – Eurasia Film Festival; Best Director + Best Actress – Mumbai Film Festival; FIPRESCI Prize + Best Feature – Molodist Int. Film Festival; Best First Film – BFI London Film Festival; Audience Award – Tokyo Filmex Film Festival; Best Film + Best Actress Dubai Int. Film Festival.

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April 25 through May 1 @ 7:30 p.m. nightly

THE FINAL MEMBER by Jonah Bekhor & Zach Math. Paris has the Louvre. London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland—a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle—boasts the world’s only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every “thing” in between. But, lamentably, Siggi’s collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. Siggi’s world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi soon discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared. In their debut feature film, Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math follow Siggi on his dogged, often emotional quest to complete his exhibition in a peculiar, yet startlingly relatable, story of self-fulfillment and the value of personal legacies (both big and small).

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On View in the OCH GALLERY

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Gallery Hours are

Mondays through Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

or one hour prior to the first nightly event

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Zeitgeist would like to thank the IATSE LOCAL 478 for their continued generous support of Zeitgeist.  They recently donated $2000 to support our 27th year of alternative film programming here in New Orleans.  As we receive no grants or public funds, support such as theirs is greatly needed and appreciated to maintain our high level of programming.

If you or your business or organization would like to make a donation to Zeitgeist please contact Rene @ (504) 352-1150 or rene@zeitgeistinc.net

GOOD NEWS:

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CHURCH ALLEY COFFEE BAR

is now open in the lobby of our building

Mondays through Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Hey, Great news – after a four year wait -

CASA BORREGA 

the amazing new Mexican restaurant / Bar half a block away, across the street from Ashe is now officially OPEN!

They are now open  11:00 to 3:00 for lunch and 5:00 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays thru Saturdays
with tapas, latin jazz and drinks


SPECIAL OFFER:
DINNER AND A MOVIE


bring your bill or receipt for dinner from Casa Borrega and see any movie Wednesday thru Saturday for only $5

bring your receipt or stub from a movie at Zeitgeist any Thursday thru Saturday for 10% off @ Casa Borrega

plus bring your Zeitgeist membership card to Casa Borrega for a free Mexican beer (with purchase of an entree)

Zeitgeist

Multi-disciplinary Arts Center

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70113

504 352-1150

rene@zeitgeistinc.net

Admission to all events are

$8 general / $7 students + seniors / $6 Zeitgeist members + children / Free Zeitgeist Patrons

unless otherwise mentioned.

There are separate admissions.  But you can see both films on the same night for only $10.

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BECOME A ZEITGEIST MEMBER: Get free or discounted admission to all events for a full year! Membership levels: $30 artists / students / seniors $35 individuals $50 dual / couple includes 4 free passes & discounted admission to all events for a  year. $100 patron    $150 dual patron includes free admission to all film events for a full year and 1/2 off the member rate for all performances & benefits. $200 family, business or organization includes four patron memberships and sponsorship of an event $500 corporate Patron includes 8 patron memberships and Zeitgeist sponsorship for a year. Name  ________________________________________ E-mail_____________________ phone _____________ Level____________ date __________amount ________

PLEASE JOIN OR RENEW YOUR ZEITGEIST MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

Now serving POPSTARS icicle treats from Chef Neal. 

 

 

Film Events

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

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April 25 through May 1 @ 5:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday)

ILO, ILO by Anthony Chen. Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family – troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale’s antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again. Winner Camera D’Or – Cannes 2013; Best New Director – Best Feature Film – Best Original Screenplay + Best Supporting Actress – Golden Horse Awads, Taiwan; Best Film + Best Actress – Pacific Meridian Film; Best Supporting Actress – Asia Pacific Film Festival; Best Actor – Eurasia Film Festival; Best Director + Best Actress – Mumbai Film Festival; FIPRESCI Prize + Best Feature – Molodist Int. Film Festival; Best First Film – BFI London Film Festival; Audience Award – Tokyo Filmex Film Festival; Best Film + Best Actress Dubai Int. Film Festival

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April 25 through May 1 @ 7:30 p.m. nightly

THE FINAL MEMBER by Jonah Bekhor & Zach Math. Paris has the Louvre. London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland—a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle—boasts the world’s only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every “thing” in between. But, lamentably, Siggi’s collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. Siggi’s world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi soon discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared. In their debut feature film, Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math follow Siggi on his dogged, often emotional quest to complete his exhibition in a peculiar, yet startlingly relatable, story of self-fulfillment and the value of personal legacies (both big and small).

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Opening May 9:

HATESHIP LOVESHIP by Liza Johnson. In her first dramatic role, Kristen Wiig gives “a beautifully restrained performance” (The Hollywood Reporter) as Johanna, a profoundly shy, shabby housekeeper hired to care for Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) and his granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). Despite her outgoing nature, Sabitha carries wounds from the death of her mother years before, while her father (Guy Pearce) is a hapless recovering drug addict with a certain ragged charm. In an act of mean-spirited rebellion, Sabitha fosters a pseudo-relationship between Johanna and her father through a series of forged emails, never dreaming of the potential harm. However, Johanna is not a demure cut-out, but rather a woman for whom the phrase “still waters run deep” could have been coined, and the young girl’s cruel prank provokes Johanna to indulge in something long missing from her life: the dream of a future and a home of her own. Based on the short story by Alice Munro.

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Opening May 9:

SHORT PEACE, an anime omnibus filmwhich is created by the director of AKIRA and STEAMBOY, Katsuhiro Otomo. Short Peace is an omnibus film that consists of four short animated films, and one of the films from Short Peace, “Possessions” was nominated for this year’s Academy Awards.

 

Trailer: http://youtu.be/DB5tRrketBw

Project Promotion Video (in Japanese): http://youtu.be/9ihx542wz2M

Official site: http://www.elevenarts.net/th_gallery/shortpeace/

Press kit: http://www.elevenarts.net/ShortPeace_material/ShortPeace_PressKit.pdf

 

Film 1. Combustible

Written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo (well known as director of Akira, Steamboy)

Trailer: http://youtu.be/ZHYMF-V2_4M

 

Film 2. Possessions (Academy Award Nominee for Short Animated Film)

Directed by Shuhei Morita

http://youtu.be/PJfhKpayMog

 

Film 3. Gambo

Directed by Hiroaki Ando

http://youtu.be/o2Hfg8JeXiY

 

Film 4. A Ferewell To Weapons

Based on Katsuhiro Otomo‘s short manga story

Written and directed by Hajime Katoki

Trailer: http://youtu.be/c4kHonmSA88

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Friday, May 9 @ 5:30 p.m.

KIDS FOR CASH by Robert May. KIDS FOR CASH is a riveting look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation.  Beginning in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge, Mark Ciavarella, who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line.  Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. When one parent dared to question this harsh brand of justice, it was revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids—most of them only in their early teens—were incarcerated.  Exposing the hidden scandal behind the headlines, KIDS FOR CASH unfolds like a real-life thriller.  Charting the previously untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal, the film reveals a shocking American secret told from the perspectives of the villains, the victims and the unsung heroes who helped uncover the scandal.  In a major dramatic coup, the film features extensive, exclusive access to the judges behind the scheme. Back by popular requestOne night only!

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Opening May 16:

GOD’S POCKET by John Slattery. In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God’s Pocket, Mickey Scarpato’s (the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman) crazy stepson, Leon (Caleb Landry Jones), is killed in a construction “accident,” and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please, and a debt he can’t pay. Acclaimed actor John Slattery makes an impressive jump behind the camera with an assured directorial debut that shows he has a razor-sharp eye for conveying the absurdity, cruelty, desperation, and tragic optimism of the people he portrays. Like life, his scenes seamlessly fuse humor and heartbreak, but it’s Slattery’s wit and confident style that make the portrait so authentic. Featuring a top-shelf cast including Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins, Eddie Marsan, Glenn Fleshler, etc. and impeccable cinematography, God’s Pocket oozes with talent and marks the emergence of an inspired directorial presence.

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Thursday, May 22 @ 7:30 p.m. – LOOKING FOR JOHNNY, a music doc about legendary musician Johnny Thunders

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Opening Friday, May 23:

EXPOSED, legendary punk filmmaker Beth B’s inventive new documentary about the art of burlesque

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Opening May 30:

COLD IN JULY by Jim Mickie. How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled “badasses” portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson.  Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir, this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action films; one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Cold in July is hard to shake as an east Texas summer.

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Friday & Saturday, June 6 & 7 @ 5:30 p.m. – SLAUGHTER NICK FOR PRESIDENT, a political satire from Serbia

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Opening June 13:

THE DANCE OF REALITY by Alejandro Jodorowsky, his first film in 24 years based on his childhood in Chile

EL TOPO by Alejandro Jodorowsky, the legendary cult western

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN by Alejandro Jodorowsky, the legendary cult film

 

Thursday, July 24 @ 7:30 p.m. – 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH (a special advanced screening of the doc about Nick Cave)

 

Opens June 27:

CITIZEN KOCH, a doc from the directors of Trouble The Water about money, citizenship, and democracy.

Music, Performance & Art Events

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

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Tulane Glass Students Shine at OCH Gallery

The OCH Gallery @ Zeitgeist is proud to present Clear Aspects: Conversations in Glass, an exhibition featuring the work of Tulane University undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in its world renowned glass program. As one of the country’s oldest university hot glass programs, the variety of works produced tends to push the envelope of glass as an artistic medium, making it relevant in contemporary art today.

The students featured represent a variety of studio techniques, including glass blowing and casting.  Master of Fine Arts students Jeffrey Stenbom and Daniel Alley came to Tulane with experience in studio arts, and are refining their sculptural art practice in both large scale works and more intimate pieces. Other works included are from Bachelor of Fine Arts students Claire Beauchamp, Noah Conlay, Addi Ginsberg, Eric Hess, Ben Kim, Tom Lobell, and Petr Verner.

As a medium, glass offers challenges to the artist that also create opportunities to push the limits of what it can do when formed into luminous, fragile works of art. While several pieces included in the show seem quite solid and settled, they exist in a state that is scientifically still considered a liquid, even at room temperature. Over time, glass “melts” and is pulled downward by the forces of gravity. Many of the more delicate pieces included in the show feature thin or drawn out sections, a reminder of what glass really is- fragile.

This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the April 12th OCH Student Art Market, which will feature works of art from other area colleges and teaching centers. Please join us for the opening reception which takes place from 10am-3pm. The show will also be available for viewing by appointment daily through May 2nd by contacting the gallery at ochgallery@gmail.com.

The OCH Gallery strives to present art by emerging and established contemporary artists living and working in the  New Orleans area.  The gallery is free, open to the public and family and pet friendly and with plenty of parking.

More information on this exhibition can be found on our website, http://www.ochgallery.com or by contacting us at ochgallery@gmail.com with any questions or comments. Find us on Facebook (OCH Gallery) or Twitter (@OCHGallery).

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MUSIC:

Fridays, April 25 & May 2 @ 9:00 p.m. – JAMES SINGLETON’S SMALL ORCHESTRA

Saturdays, April 26 & May 3 @ 9:00 p.m. – C.A.G.E. (improvisers Tom Chute – Dave Anderson – Tim Green – Dave Easley)

 

Saturday, May 24 @ 9:30 p.m. – TOM RAINEY & INGRID LAUBROCK, with special guest JUSTIN PEAKE

Sunday, May 25 @ 9:30 p.m. – STORY WATER, a violin / viola duo

 

 

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