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New Orleans Film Society unveils 5th Annual filmOrama Lineup (April 4-10)

Ecelectic filmOrama lineup coming to the Prytania Theatres in April
Ecelectic filmOrama lineup coming to the Prytania Theatres in April
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The New Orleans Film Society and the Prytania Theatre recently announced their lineup for the 5th edition of filmOrama, the organization’s spring showcase of contemporary cinema. The mini-film festival will take place at the Prytania Theatre April 4–10, 2014.

Like previous years, filmOrama is dedicated to bringing many new independent, foreign, and documentary films to New Orleans (with a few classics thrown in as well) that locals would likely not have the chance to see elsewhere. Of the eclectic 23 films set to roll this year during the weeklong festival, 18 are local premieres and many will have multiple screenings.

Headlining the event is controversial filmmaker Lars Von Trier’s highly anticipated new double feature Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II. Other notable films to check out are the Oscar-nominated French animated feature Ernest and Celestine, the documentary The Galapagos Affair, the Sundance hit The Obvious Child, the acclaimed Japanese drama Like Father, Like Son, the #NOLA-shot thriller 13 Sins, and Tom Hardy’s new, one man drama, Locke.

NOFS also utilizes filmOrama as a chance to bring many of the featured filmmakers to New Orleans and give audiences a chance to meet and talk with them. Among this year’s attendees will be Cecilia Peck, director of Brave Miss World, and Dustin Runnels (WWE’s Gold Dust) and director Lex Lybrand of the film Meet Me There for the film’s world premiere.

Regarding the lineup NOFS Artistic Director John Desplas says, “‘April is the cruelest month,’ according to T.S. Elliot in The Waste Land. That certainly has been true for moviegoers looking for ‘something worth watching’ as the studios release what's been sitting on the shelves before unleashing (an apt term) the summer budget-busting blockbusters. NOFS to the rescue! With the now annual spring filmOrama, a week of world cinema, documentaries, cinematic curiosities, a sexploration from a melancholy Dane, and even an Oscar-nominated animated feature from Paree. The only thing cruel would be not having the time to see them all!”

This year’s Film-O-Rama daily lineup is as follows:

Friday, April 4

  • 1:00 p.m. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
  • 3:00 p.m. Liv & Ingmar
  • 5:00 p.m. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
  • 7:00 p.m. Brave Miss World
  • 9:30 p.m. Nymphomaniac: Volume
  • MIDNIGHT Meet Me There

Saturday, April 5

  • NOON: Like Father, Like Son
  • 2:30 p.m. Finding Vivian Maier
  • 5:00 p.m. Ernest & Celestine
  • 7:00 p.m. Locke
  • 9:00 p.m. Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • MIDNIGHT El Topo

Sunday, April 6

  • 10 a.m. To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 12:30 p.m. Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian
  • 3:00 p.m. On My Way
  • 5:30 p.m. Grand Piano
  • 7:30 p.m. Anita
  • 9:30 p.m. Alan Partridge

Monday, April 7

  • NOON: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
  • 2:00 p.m. Like Father, LIke Son
  • 5:00 p.m. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
  • 7:30 p.m. Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clerq
  • 9:30 p.m. Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Tuesday, April 8

  • NOON: Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
  • 2:00 p.m. Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian
  • 5:00 p.m. Finding Vivian Maier
  • 7:00 p.m. Young & Beautiful
  • 9:00 p.m. Nymphomaniac: Volume II

Wednesday, April 9

  • 10 a.m. To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 12:30 p.m. On My Way
  • 2:45 p.m. Anita
  • 4:30 p.m. Nymphomaniac: Volume I
  • 7:00 p.m. Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • 9:30 p.m. Alan Partridge

Thursday, April 10

  • NOON Liv & Ingmar
  • 1:45 p.m. Young & Beautiful
  • 3:45 p.m. Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clerq
  • 5:30 p.m. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
  • 7:45 p.m. Obvious Child
  • 9:30 p.m. 13 Sins

For more information on filmOrama and details about each film, check out the NOFS website

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All tickets are $11 general admission / $9 NOFS members, with the exception of the classic film screenings, which are $5.75 for everyone.

6-Film Package: $61 non-members / $49 NOFS members

All-Access Package: $100 non-members / $90 NOFS members

All screenings take place at the Prytania Theatre (5339 Prytania St.) and are open to the public. So come out and support the NOFS and the Prytania.

Also, for more info on screenings and membership, visit the NOFS website. You can also visit The Prytania’s website for more info and showtimes.

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