Please join us for NOLAsynchroniCITY, a new monthly film series featuring the extraordinary culture of New Orleans and our Louisiana heritage. The films will be shown twice at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Sunday nights at Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant. Filmmakers will be available for questions in between screenings. Admission FREE.
American Creole by Glen Pitre and Michelle Benoit
New Orleans jazz man Don Vappie finds his sidemen scattered by Katrina, his flooded-out Mom sleeping on his couch, and his 8 year-old grandson clamoring to join the band. Tour the front lines of a devastated city’s cultural rebirth: offstage, where race is infinitely more nuanced than black or white; backstage, where which instrument you play can be a political statement; and joyously onstage, where the only thing that matters is music, and local legends make it cook for a benefit concert. (2010, 98 minutes)
NOLAsynchroniCITY is made possible with support from Press Street, Pat Jolly, Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant, and Charitable Film Network. For more information visit nolasynchronicity.com.