Let’s cut to the chase. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM & MOONLIGHT open this week and we all know how excited everyone is to see both of them. There’s not much in common with these two films except the number of phone calls and emails we’ve received about them. Your voices have been heard and we expect this weekend to break all sorts of attendance records.
This week brings two highly-anticipated films being led by two world-class actresses, with Amy Adams in the Sci-Fi film ARRIVAL and Rebecca Hall in the true-life movie, CHRISTINE. CERTAIN WOMEN, THE HANDMAIDEN, and DOCTOR STRANGE all stick around for another week, and we’re even adding additional showtimes for THE HANDMAIDEN due to overwhelming demand from our audience.
Trick or treat? The question that drives our love affair with Halloween season. We love watching scary movies while suffering from a self-induced sugar high brought on by smuggling candy from your younger brother’s haul. This weekend, The Broad Theater has an answer. We intend to treat you. We plan to treat you with a film by a master of the arts as well as some special screenings that you won’t see anywhere else in the city.
Got plans for this Halloween weekend? Change them! We’ve got two horror films playing late night from October 28th-30th. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS is without a doubt the finest film in the franchise (Don’t believe us? Stop on by and ask for Michael) and has early acting roles for Patricia Arquette and Laurence Fishburne. We also are doing a sneak preview of THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, a horror film actually set to release in December but already gaining great press.Continue reading »
GIRL ASLEEP has been talked about in our office since the very first moment we saw the trailer. It might be unfair to label it as Australia’s answer to Napoleon Dynamite, but if you’re looking to explain to your friends what it’s like it is a good shorthand answer. Filled with amazing characters and moments of pure delight, we assure you that you will not spend one sleepy moment watching it. Continue reading »
Even the death of her subject did not discontinue the message of director Hannah Engelson’s documentary about Uptown resident, comedian and disabilities advocate Jonah Bascle, which won a special jury mention at this year’s New Orleans Film Festival.
“My original intention was just to give a well-rounded picture of this person and I think I still accomplished that,” Engelson said.Continue reading »
This week at The Broad, we’ve decided to bring something small from a major studio, and something major from a small studio. Disney’s QUEEN OF KATWE is one of those truly great inspirational sports movies, but instead of soccer or hockey, you have the universal sport of chess. Starring David Oyelowo (SELMA) and Lupita Nyong’o (12 YEARS A SLAVE) we can not recommend this movie highly enough. That being said, it will be playing a limited schedule, so we encourage you to check our showtimes and make some time out of your schedule this next week.
A24 has been a valuable partner with us, helping us screen such titles as THE WITCH, SWISS ARMY MAN, and the current box office record holder here THE LOBSTER. Their newest film is AMERICAN HONEY and the reviews have just come in and they are phenomenal. The Atlantic calls it a “singularly magical experience that’ll echo in the brains of its viewers for months”. A24 is also the studio behind MOONLIGHT, which will be joining us next month.Continue reading »
SULLY topped our box office this week so we’re pysched to keep it for another as we introduce three new titles to our lineup. SNOWDEN is the latest film from legendary director Oliver Stone. It covers the entire journey of Edward Snowden from his life in the armed services to ending up back in the USSR.
(Illustration by Jean-Paul Villere for UptownMessenger.com)
Last week while combing through the this and that’s of the intrawebs as one is want to do, I took a shine to the hubbub surrounding Don’t Breathe, the first in a bloodied flurry of new horror films visiting theaters over the next weeks, building up to… Halloween, of course. So I made a date for an evening viewing at Canal Place and 90 minutes later walked out one sated genre lover. Now I’m no horror aficionado really, but when fresh thriller content comes on the scene, I don’t mind giving it a go. In truth, my journey into love of scarier cinematic fare almost never happened, and for that I blame the 1988 sequelPhantasm II. Really.Continue reading »
The New Orleans Film Society will present the 19th Annual New Orleans French Film Festival, a summer showcase of contemporary and classic French cinema, in partnership with Le Consulat général de France à La Nouvelle-Orléans and the Prytania Theatre. The festival will take place July 7-14, with the Opening Night screening of “My Golden Days” (“Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse”)at the Orpheum Theatre and all other screenings at the Prytania Theatre.Continue reading »
The New Orleans Film Society and the Coliseum Square Association will continue their annual early-summer love affair with the free outdoor showing of another cult film, “The Princess Bride,” on Saturday evening.Continue reading »
This week at The Broad Theater, “Tale of Tales”, “Captain America: Civil War”, and “Keanu” continue their runs, while “The Man Who Knew Infinity” starring Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”) will premiere.
In his Aladdin Sane persona, an image of David Bowie looms over the full house at Prytania Theatre. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)
After Saturday’s massive second-line tribute through the New Orleans French Quarter, hundreds more David Bowie fans converged on Prytania Theatre on Sunday night to sell out two showings of his cult-favorite film “Labyrinth.”
Musician Win Butler of Arcade Fire sings “Oh You Pretty Things” into a megaphone on St. Peter Street in the French Quarter during Saturday’s second-line tribute to David Bowie. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)
The New Orleans Film Society will prsent a free screening of the classic musical “Grease” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John tonight (Saturday, June 6) in Coliseum Square. Continue reading »