Documentary film

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.  

New Film Spotlights First Black NBA Player

Apr 6, 2017
Creative Control

When the NBA came to New Orleans for All-Star Weekend earlier this year, it brought more than just players to the court. It also hosted the world premiere of a documentary called The First To Do It: The Life and Times of Earl Lloyd from filmmaking team Coodie & Chike. NolaVie's Brian Friedman spoke with Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah to hear more about their latest film.

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We go Inside the Arts for conversation with filmmaker Maria Agui Carter. Her documentary Rebel tells the story of a Cuban woman, raised in New Orleans, who became a Confederate soldier — and a Union spy.

Rebel, presented by Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies, screens Friday, January 17, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at 7 p.m.