film en An Independent Filmmaker In Hollywood South Makes 'Below Dreams' <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">A few years ago, Garrett Bradley began taking Greyhound bus trips from her home in New York down to New Orleans.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;“I sort of was drawn here for some reason that I don’t think at the time I was really fully cognizant of,” said Bradley. “There was no kind of concrete reason.”</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:35:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 62148 at Actor Yolonda Ross Talks 'Go For Sisters' And 'Treme' <p></p><p><em>Along with Jazz Fest comes the Sync Up Conference, several days of workshops and discussions on the business of entertainment, at New Orleans Museum of Art.</em></p><p><em>This year’s Sync Up Cinema event features John Sayles newest film, </em>Go For Sisters<em>, screening tomorrow afternoon. It stars actor Yolanda Ross, who also appeared in HBO's </em>Treme<em>. She started with how she got the role in John Sayles' new movie.</em></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:19:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 59367 at Talking Cinema With Filmmaker Henry Griffin <p><a href="" target="_blank">Henry Griffin</a> is an Artist in Residence in film at the University of New Orleans. He joins us each month to discuss an aspect of the movie scene in and around New Orleans. This installment? Revival houses, pop-ups, outdoor spaces and other places to see movies besides the major multiplex.</p><p>Henry's suggestions for a few places to catch an old film the way it was meant to be seen: in a group audience.</p><p>Classic theaters:</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Jack Hopke & Henry Griffin 58126 at Out Of The Mouths Of Babes And Trumpeters: 'Gritty City' Triumphs With Child-Centered Perspective <p>A new documentary called <em>The Whole Gritty City</em>&nbsp;zeroes in on New Orleans’ youngest musicians, many of whom haven’t yet lost all of their baby teeth. The film follows three school marching bands as they prepare to perform during Mardi Gras.</p><p>In this commentary, education writer Sarah Carr argues that <em>The Whole Gritty City</em>&nbsp;offers us a different kind of look at New Orleans schoolchildren.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:15:58 +0000 Sarah Carr 54866 at 'Rebel' Loreta Velazquez: Confederate Soldier Turned Union Spy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We go </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for conversation with filmmaker Maria </span>Agui<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Carter. Her documentary <em>Rebel</em> tells the story of a Cuban woman, raised in New Orleans, who became a Confederate soldier — and a Union spy.</span></p><p><em>Rebel</em>, presented by Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies, screens Friday, January 17, at the Ogden Museum&nbsp;of Southern Art at&nbsp;7 p.m.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:59:03 +0000 Diane Mack 52212 at Out To Lunch: Tinsel Town <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 19px;">The film business continues to grow so quickly that the term "Hollywood South" is becoming less of a quaint marketing moniker and more literally true with every movie that shoots here. Part of the reason for the growth is financial — state tax credits — and the other part is the crew and facilities now available here.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:00:30 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 50603 at Hollywood South Casting Finds Local Talent, Anywhere <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks to today’s technology, we can now do many things without leaving the comfort of our homes. &nbsp;That now includes becoming a movie star. Casting director James&nbsp;Bearb, founder and CEO of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Hollywood South Casting</a>&nbsp;discusses this evolving facet of the film industry.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:25:00 +0000 Brian Friedman 49701 at Take Five: James Franco's 'Sal' Reveals True Sal Mineo <p><i>He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in </i>Rebel Without a Cause. <i>At the height of his fame, he needed bodyguards to help him get through mobs of adoring fans. And, in the prime of his life, he died tragically. Not James Dean — Sal Mineo. James Franco’s recently released biopic&nbsp;follows the last day of Mineo's brief life.</i></p><p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:41:50 +0000 Brian Friedman 47478 at Lights! Camera! Music! <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Without music, most movie would be downright drab. No one would be singing in the rain. The guys in &quot;Chariots of Fire&quot; would be running INEXPLICABLY IN SLOW MOTION. And in &quot;Casablanca,&quot; Sam would have nothing to play... much less play </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">again</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:51:53 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 42815 at Inside The Arts: Bayou Maharajah James Booker; Boo Carré Halloween; Stevie Wonder Opera <div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px"><p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 46019 at