The fabric and identity of New Orleans is often revealed through the history of its neighborhoods. Now, a film documentary by two local producers tells the story of one of New Orleans's oldest and most culturally significant.
Jack Hopke spoke with Robbie Catolina, the director of "Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer" which will be screened tonight at Zeitgeist, 1619 Oretha Castle Haley, at 7 p.m., with a catered reception to follow.
Tickets sold will benefit the Make it Right Foundation.
Tuesday afternoon, the New Orleans Film Festival will be showing two films from Explore, an organization that films and photographs leaders and non-profits in order to identify potential Annenberg Grant recipients.
Orca Guardians and Spiritual India will be shown Tuesday, October 14, at 3:30 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Center. The New Orleans Film Festival schedule is available at neworleansfilmfest.com.