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Now Showing @ Zeitgeist

In Movie on October 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Monday, October 20:

5:00 p.m. – IMPERIALISM & THE WORLD WARS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: A Lecture by David North, Author of “The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished 20th Century. Free.

7:30 p.m. – BJORK – BIOPHILIA LIVE (Bjork’s latest concert / performance art experience)

9:30 p.m. – 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH (a documentary about the life and creative process of singer / songwriter NICK CAVE)

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October 17 through 23 @ 7:30 p.m. nightly

BJORK – BIOPHILIA LIVE by Nick Fenton & Peter Strickland. Icelandic performance artist/musician, Björk, performs songs from her eighth album with evocative visuals provided by designers from around the world in this feature-length concert film. Björk‘s cutting-edge new music project explores where nature, music and technology meet. Advanced tickets are available at the box office or at (504) 352-1150.

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Held Over – October 17 through 23 @ 9:30 p.m. nightly

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. Written by and starring Nick Cave.  20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Nick Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. It features those who have affected his life, including wry tales from the road shared with his regular collaborator, the multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis; long-time collaborator Blixa Bargeld; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, who shared a duet with Cave in the breakout hit “Where the Wild Roses Grow.” These voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England. Neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 Days On Earth still contains electrifying performances. Audiences see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas to an epic performance at Sydney Opera House. Cave also opens up to a psychoanalyst as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and journeys through his memories via mementos from his personal archive. This category-defying film pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes about artistry, and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit. Advanced tickets are available at the box office or at (504) 352-1150.

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Film Events

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

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October 17 through 23 @ 7:30 p.m. nightly

BJORK – BIOPHILIA LIVE by Nick Fenton & Peter Strickland. Icelandic performance artist/musician, Björk, performs songs from her eighth album with evocative visuals provided by designers from around the world in this feature-length concert film. Björk‘s cutting-edge new music project explores where nature, music and technology meet. Advanced tickets are available at the box office or at (504) 352-1150.

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Held Over – October 17 through 23 @ 9:30 p.m. nightly

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. Written by and starring Nick Cave. 20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Nick Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. It features those who have affected his life, including wry tales from the road shared with his regular collaborator, the multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis; long-time collaborator Blixa Bargeld; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, who shared a duet with Cave in the breakout hit “Where the Wild Roses Grow.” These voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England.  Neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 Days On Earth still contains electrifying performances. Audiences see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas to an epic performance at Sydney Opera House. Cave also opens up to a psychoanalyst as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and journeys through his memories via mementos from his personal archive. This category-defying film pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes about artistry, and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.

mouse_music_poster_smallHeld Over – Tuesday through Thursday, October 21 through 23 @ 5:30 p.m. nightly

THIS AIN’T NO MOUSE MUSIC by Chris Simon & Maureen Gosling. This music doc profiles the life and work of roots music icon Chris Strachwitz, a detective of deep American music – music that’s the antithesis of the corporate “mouse music” dominating pop culture. Born a German count, Strachwitz came to the US as a teenager in 1947. There he saw a film that would change his life forever: New Orleans, starring Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. Since then, his life has been a relentless quest to track down and record the best of American roots music—New Orleans jazz, down home blues, Cajun, Zydeco, and Norteño. Strachwitz is the legendary founder of Arhoolie Records, the label that brought rural American music out of the shadows and into the limelight. He also brought rural musicians to Europe, introducing wildly enthusiastic audiences to the rhythms of bluesman Lightnin’ Hopkins, Zydeco king Clifton Chenier and others. In the process, he changed music in the US – and the world – forever. From Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country to Appalachia, join Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Doucet, the Pine Leaf Boys, Flaco Jiménez and the Treme Brass Band for a delightful hip-shaking romp, as Strachwitz continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.

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Opening October 24:

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS by Jeff Barnaby. This is a kick ass, girl power, native Canadian indie action flick that is a perfect prelude to Halloween. Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna’s. That means being at the mercy of “Popper”, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her “truancy tax”, keeping her out of St.Ds. But when Aila’s drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight … and Mi’gMaq don’t run. It screens as part of our on-going series CANADA IS BIGGER THAN THE U.S.

Music, Performance & Art Events

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

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Saturday, November 1 @ 7:00 p.m.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: A concert/masquerade block party with CASA BORREGA

featuring live music, Mexican cuisine, drinks and a traditional Dia De Los Muertos altar by Hugo Monterro.

Free and open to the public

 

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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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