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Filmmaker Spotlight: Marshall Woodworth On 'La Veille'

Feb 21, 2020
New Orleans Film Society

The 23rd French Film Festival begins on February 27, and for the next two weeks, NolaVie will be spotlighting a couple of the festival’s featured filmmakers. Marshall Woodworth’s documentary La Veille traces the loss of Louisiana French, as well as the widespread efforts to preserve it. Brian Friedman sat down with Marshall for a quick preview.

 

Filmmaker Spotlight: Phillip Youmans On 'Burning Cane'

Oct 18, 2019
New Orleans Film Society

The 30th New Orleans Film Festival kicked off this week, and one of the centerpiece movies is Burning Cane. The film’s director is 19-year-old New Orleans native Phillip Youmans, who won the prestigious Founders Award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invited Phillip into the studio upon his return back home for the film festival.

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New Orleans Film Society

October 17th marks the beginning of the 29th annual New Orleans Film Festival, which brings feature films and shorts to venues across the city. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invited the Film Society’s Executive Director, Fallon Young, into the studio for a preview of the festival.

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Lily Keber

In this week's feature, we're turning the lens on to local filmmakers. Five years ago, director and educator Lily Keber released a documentary about James Booker called Bayou Maharajah. Since then, she's collaborated with Preservation Hall, the Arcade Fire, and Beyonce, and she has plenty of other projects in the works. NolaVie's David Benedetto speaks with Lily to hear more.  

Confetti Kids

Local filmmaker Russell Blanchard has proof that change can begin in your own backyard. His award-winning film, 'The Lot' tells the story of a West Bank neighborhood coming together after Hurricane Katrina, and now, the film has started a community movement of its own. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman speaks with Russell to learn more.

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