December 10th Zeitgeist 1618 Oretha C Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA
It is spring 1809. Katharina’s Tyrolean husband, Franz, is arguing with a French soldier in Augsburg’s marketplace. The argument becomes more heated and results in an accidental death of the soldier. The young couple is forced to flee the city for Franz’s home land of Tyrol.
Along the way the couple realizes that the people in the Alpine land are at their breaking point and the mood is very dark. Bavaria and France have occupied Tyrol for years and are despised. This guarantees the Bavarian Katharina a most frigid welcome. She soon misses the warmth and comfort of her family in Augsburg. Having been away from his home land for so many years, Franz is quickly caught up in the enthusiasm of the independence movement around Andreas Hofer. He calls the Tyrolean farmers to rise up. Before long, Franz marches with his younger brother off to war, leaving Katharina alone in this very unfriendly place.
Reliant on herself for the very first time, Katharina undergoes struggle and hardship; but works diligently to master the tasks at hand. She soon wins the villagers’ respect. Against all odds, the Tryroleans return victorious from their battles. The villagers celebrate. Only Katharina and the village priest recognize that although the night belongs to them, a lasting victory is impossible. Forced to make a decision, Katharina decides to render Franz unfit for battle. But he discovers her plan, their relationship shatters and Katharina is expelled from the farm.
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The film won Audience Awards for Best Film at the Munich Film Festival and at the Lessinia (Italy) Film Festival . It was also a film festival selection in other cities in Italy, Germany, China, France, Brazil and the U.S. (San Francisco and Cleveland).
“The Holy Land of Tyrol” is in German, Tyrolean and French with English subtitles. It is 2 hours 2 minutes in length. Although it has been designated for all audiences, the picture contains moments of violence and adult themes, and might be inappropriate for small children.
A Cat in Paris by Jean-Loup Feliioli. 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day, he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a police officer. By night, he works with Nico, a burglar with a big heart. Zoe has plunged herself into silence following her father’s murder at the hands of gangster Costa. One day, Dino the cat brings Zoe a very valuable bracelet. Lucas, Jeanne’s second-in-command, notices this bracelet is part of a jewelery collection that has been stolen. One night, Zoe decides to follow Dino. On the way, she overhears some gangsters and discovers that her nanny is part of the gangsters’ team.
Opening June 8 @ Zeigiest
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113-1311
3 Original Films – 1 Night per Month
Each Festival event offers three feature-length films: a Documentary or Foreign Feature, a Signature Feature, and a late-night Genre Film (such as Horror, Thriller or Action).
More than just a Screening! Q&A and Reception to Follow
Following the film, the audience gets to stay for a short Q&A with the filmmakers or actors and then mingle with them at our “Meet and Greet” reception / party. That’s an experience you cannot get at home!
Building a Community and a Repeat / Loyal Audience
Each event programs 3 new films, enticing the audience to attend monthly (season subscriptions, one night pass, individual tickets.) The post-screening Q&A, receptions with the filmmakers, and the opportunity to socialize with like-minded individuals helps build a community of people who appreciate Independent Film. It also incentivizes the local press to cover the event, the films, and the Filmmakers.
How does the short film contest work?
We screen three 5-minute shorts before each film. The first features our local coordinator—they’ve worked hard for us. The least we can do is showcase their work as a Filmmaker! The next is from the winner of our online short-film contest in your community. In the true spirit of a festival competition, the last one is the nationwide online short-film contest winner.On the Internet
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Friday, May 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
GRACE AND MERCY by Luis Pena
Combining unprecedented access with beautiful cinema-verite footage that allows us to experience Haiti in a way never before seen on screen, Luis Pena, paints a beautiful portrait of a brother and sister who have dedicated their lives to rebuilding their country. GRACE & MERCY follows the tireless work of Marie Jose Poux, who runs an orphanage responsible for over 60 children, and her brother, Ben Constant, who is ‘Mayor’ of one of the largest tent cities in Port-au-Prince. Shot over the course of the year following the devastating January 12th earthquake, the film aims to keep the spotlight on a country that still needs our help. Marie Jose Pouxlives and works part of the year in New Orleans as a hospice nurse to raise funds for the orphanage. Ben Constant is an accomplished artist and musician who sells his work at Jazz Fest every year to raise money to support the orphanage. Donations benefit the Hope For Haitian Children Foundation.
Friday through Thursday, March 2 through 8 @ 6:30 p.m.CRAZY HORSE by Frederick Wiseman. Inside Paris’s Crazy Horse Cabaret – the most famous nude dance show in the world. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wisemanexplores one of the most mythic and colorful places dedicated to women, the Crazy Horse – a legendary Parisian cabaret club, founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin. Over the years it has become the Parisian nightlife ‘must’ for visitors, ranking alongside the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Wiseman’s impeccable eye finds the Crazy Horse a uniquely French showcase, with an emphasis on elegance, perfectionism and a grueling schedule (2 shows a night and 3 on Saturdays, 7 days a week). The film shows us the rehearsals for and the unveiling of the brand new show –Désir – created by the renowned French choreographer Phillippe Decoufle.