Opens April 14:
5:30 pm nightly thru Wednesday - I CALLED HIM MORGAN, On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City.
7:15 pm nightly (except Thursday @ 9:00 pm) - QUEEN OF THE DESERT by Werner Herzog. Nicole Kidman & James Franco star in this biopic about Gertrude Bell, a writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the 20th century.
9:30 pm nightly thru Wednesday - SUNTAN, On a hedonistic Greek island, a middle-aged doctor becomes obsessed with a young tourist when she lets him tag along with her group of hard partying friends.
Thursday, April 20 @ 6:00 to 9:00 pm - BIG CHARITY screening, reception & panel discussion.
Opens April 21:
7:00 pm nightly (except Saturday) I CALLED HIM MORGAN, On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City.
8:45 pm nightly (except Saturday) - DONALD CRIED, Kris Avesisian’s unhinged, hilarious first feature is a brilliant twist on the family-reunion melodrama.
Saturday, April 22
5:00 to 7:00 pm - Opening Reception -LIVING THE DREAM: MUSIC LEGENDS PHOTOGRAPHED BY SAM EMERSON
7:00 pm - GIMME SHELTER, a free screening of the Albert Maysles documentary about the Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway which got Sam Emerson’s career started. Sam Emerson will give a brief Artist’s Talk before the film.
Opens April 28:
THE TRANSFIGURATION, 14 year-old Milo is an outsider. Orphaned, ignored and bullied, he takes refuge in the apartment he shares with his older brother. To escape his solitude, he immerses himself in the world of the vampire. A chance encounter with a new neighbor Sophie leads him to develop new feelings. But is this enough to quash his dark urges?
Friday, April 28 @ 9:00 pm - JAMES SINGLETON'S ANNUAL JAZZ FEST ORCHESTRA
Sunday, April 30 @ 9:00 pm - HELEN GILLET PRESENTS WHAT IS A MOTICO? BELGIAN AVANT GARDE FILMS
Wednesday, May 2 @ 9:00 pm - BLACKNESS: A SONG AT THE TABLE featuring black lesbian singer/songwriters JOY CLARK, LILIE LEWIS, MONICA McINTYRE and poets iCON (from Alexandria) and PhoenixYZ (from Atlanta) - $10.
Opens May 5:
ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, Warsaw Art school classmates Christopher and Michal restlessly roam their city's streets in search of living forever inside the beautiful moment in this techno music tour of Warsaw at the edge. Sundance Winner.
GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM, Investigative journalism and memoir rolled into one, this fascinating film illuminates a confounding mental illness after police discover the body of a woman in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse.
Opens May 12:
AFTER THE STORM by Hirokazu Koreeda (After Life, Nobody Knows, Maborosi, I Wish, etc.) After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.
VIOLET, 15-year-old Jesse is the only one who witnessed the stabbing of his friend Jonas. Now he has to face his family and friends from the BMX riders crew and explain the unexplainable - how he feels about it.
May 19 through 25:
HELLO DESTROYER, Kevan Funk’s startling debut feature is an elegant film about the inelegant realities of being an ice hockey enforcer. If Ingmar Bergman had made a film about hockey, this would be it. [CANADA NOW]
HOUNDS OF LOVE, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by a disturbed couple (Emma Booth & Stephen Curry) in this indie serial killer thriller from Australia.
May 26 through June 1:
SEARCHERS (MALIGLUTIT), an Inuit reworking of John Ford’s signature Western, transporting its intense tale of abduction and revenge from the dusty American west to the vast snowy vistas of the Canadian Arctic. [CANADA NOW]
KARL MARX CITY, A filmmaker journey through the former East Germany looking into her father's 1999 suicide.
June 2 through 8:
WINDOW HORSES, Veteran indie animator Ann Marie Fleming’s charming WINDOW HORSES follows an aspiring Chinese-Iranian-Canadian poet on an unforgettable journey to a poetry festival in Iran, this animated marvel features the voices of Canadian international stars Don McKellar, Ellen Page, and Sandra Oh. [CANADA NOW]
Friday june 2 @ 9:00 m. - DENNIS GONZALEZ YELLS AT EELS (family jazz trio from Dallas) w/ very special guests.
June 9 through 15:
WEIRDOS, an offbeat and endearing coming-of-age story of teenagers in small town Nova Scotia in 1976 from legendary director Bruce McDonald (Pontypool, Roadkill, The Tracy Fragments, etc.) [CANADA NOW]
SOUL ON A STRING, Zhang Yang’s Western style epic based on two novels by Tibetan writer Tashi Dawa. After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer, a solitary Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a mission: to bring it back to the holy Mountain of Buddha’s Handprint. Pursued by black market traders and brothers seeking vengeance for the death of their father.
June 16 through 22:
NELLY, The latest film from Anne Émond (Nuit #1; Our Loved Ones) who came to Zeitgeist last June is a biopic about Quebec sex worker/author Nelly Arcan (Putin/Whore) that blurs the edges between the author's life and work. [CANADA NOW]
Opens June 16:
I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach, Winner BAFTA Outstanding British Film Of The Year & Palme d’Or at Cannes, hard-hitting drama about a man caught in the U.K.'s labyrinthine welfare system.
June 23 through 29:
KONELINE: OUR LAND BEAUTIFUL, Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELINE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada's vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change. [CANADA NOW]
RAISING BERTIE, a beautiful and intimate doc following three African American boys in rural North Carolina.
Opens June 30:
HANDSOME DEVIL, an indie film from Ireland about Ned and Conor, forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The effete ginger musician and the secretly gay rugby star form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.
Opens July 14:
THE LITTLE HOURS a a Medieval romp featuring Aubrey Plaza, Allison Brie, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Fred Armisen in a wildly irreverent take on Boccaccio's Decameron set in 15th-Century Italy.
Saturday, July 15 @ 9:00 pm - ASPHALT SERENADE an original found footage film by Carlos F. Grasso with a live original score by DMFX plus special guest Helen Gillet.
Opens July 21:
ENDLESS POETRY by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Friday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm - WILDKAT WRESTLING HALLOWEEN SPECIAL - Premiere Screening & reception
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. NOLA 70113 www.zeitgeistnola.org (504) 352-1150
Schedule is subject to change as films are held over – please check the website for updates nightly.
Zeitgeist is a non-profit, artist run media arts center that celebrates its 30th anniversary this November.
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