Zeitgeist Film, Music & Performance Schedule August 2-8, 2019


Friday, August 2 @ 6:00 pm ARTIFICATIONS, Premiere of Documentary Exploring the New Orleans Art Scene. Free. 

Opens August 2: 7:15 pm nightly – SWORD OF TRUST, Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell star in Lynn Shelton’s (Humpday, Laggies) new indie comedy about Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War. 

Opens August 2: 9:00 pm nightly – PASOLINI by Abel Ferrara. A kaleidoscopic look at the events of the last day leading up to the brutal murder of the great Italian filmmaker, writer and gay activist Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975, brilliantly portrayed by Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe. Screens as part of WILDFIRE. 

Opens August 5: 5:00 pm daily – ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT, A stirring and beautiful documentary from Academy Award-nominated director James Longley (Iraq in Fragments, Gaza Strip), Angels Are Made of Light traces the lives of young students and their teachers at a school in the old city of Kabul. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, the film offers an intimate and nuanced vision of a society living in the shadow of war. 


Sunday, August 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm – PUTTING IT ALL ON THE TABLE, a film & Lecture on “VACCINES & EPIGENETICS”. Free. 

Sunday, August 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm – LOUIS ARMSTRONG BIRTHDAY BASH with New Orleans Local Jazz Legends John Boutte, Leon Brown, Wendell Brunious, Kevin Ray Clark, George French, Matt Lemmler, Kermit Ruffins, Jamil Sharif, Don Vappie and special guest author William Miller along with Dan Caro, Faith Wilson and Bourbon Tasting from New Orleans Bourbon Festival and food served by Gumbo and Jazz.  $15 

Wednesday @ 7:00 pm – MARTIN KRUSCHE PRESENTS (Jazz series) $10 

Thursday @ 7:00 pm – RAINEY VEXEN & PAPA COOL (Rhythm & Blues, Soul) $10 


Opens August 9: 5:15 pm daily – THEM THAT FOLLOW, Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara (Alice Englert) prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Academy Award Winner Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed. Also starring Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Mann, and Lewis Pullman. 

Opens August 9: 7:00 pm nightly – SOCRATES, In this Independent Spirit Award-winning gay coming of age film from Brazil, after his mother’s sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo’s coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief and his sexuality. Screens as part of WILDFIRE. 

Opens August 9: 8:30 pm nightly – CASSANDRO, THE EXOTICO! After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts in the ring, Cassandro, the star of the gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, is far from retiring. But with dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, he must now reinvent himself. Screens as part of WILDFIRE. 

Opens August 16: 5:30 pm daily – LOS REYES, Chola and Football are a couple of street dogs that live in the Los Reyes skatepark. From their point of view, we see a microcosm composed of things, animals and the young adolescents in conflict and rebelling with an adult world that they reject but are required to enter. 

Opens August 16: 7:00 pm daily – FIREFLIES, Ramin flees from gay persecution in Iran and ends up living in the limbo of exile, far from everything he knows, in the tropical port town of Vera Cruz, Mexico. Screens as part of WILDFIRE. 

Opens August 16: 8:45 pm nightly – THE QUEEN, More than 40 years before RuPaul’s Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. The film takes us backstage to kiki with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas in the lead-up to the big event. Screens as part of WILDFIRE. 

Opens August 23: 5:30 pm daily – JULES OF LIGHT AND DARK, Two young lovers, Maya and Jules, are found wrecked on the side of the road after a party by a loner roughneck, Freddy. During rehab, their relationship falls apart, and Maya forms an unlikely friendship with Freddy. Screens as part of WILDFIRE. 

Opens August 23: 7:15 pm nightly – WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD IS ON FIRE? Italian director Roberto Minervini (Low Tide, The Other Side) weaves four strands together, comprising different voices within the African-American communities of New Orleans featuring stirring performances by Judy Hill, Dorothy Hill, Michael Nelson, Ronaldo King, Titus Turner, etc. 

Opens August 23: LEAVING HOME, COMING HOME: A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT FRANK, Shot in cinema-verité style between New York and Nova Scotia, where Frank now lives, the film captures Frank reflecting on a lifetime of image-making that most famously produced “The Americans,” probably the most influential photographic book of the last sixty years. From the Lower East Side to Coney Island, Frank revisits places where he lived and photographed, unsentimentally yet humorously noting the erosion of the New York. He recalls his collaborations with the Beat generation, including his film, Pull my Daisy, narrated by Jack Kerouac, as well as his infamous Cocksucker Blues with The Rolling Stones. Screens as part of BEUYS AND BEYOND. 

Thursday, August 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm OPENING RECEPTION – FLOATING CITIES 

Opens August 30: 5:30 pm daily – THREE PEAKS, German Aaron (Alexander Fehling, Homeland) has found the woman of his life in his French girlfriend Lea (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist) but her young son Tristan still imagines his mother reconciling with his American father. On what should be an idyllic vacation in the soaring Italian Dolomites, Aaron fights to win over Tristan and cement his place in this family, yet when Tristan disappears into the mountains, it’s unclear who is in the most danger. Complex, deceptive and gripping to the last second. 

Opens August 30: 7:15 pm nightly – 1985, A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family starring Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, and Michael Chiklis. Screens as part of WILDFIRE. 

Friday, August 30 @ 9:00 pm – MANIFESTO! IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY TROUPE plus special guests. 

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