Affected Saturday screenings are listed below.
Shortly after last night’s world premiere of Easy Does It at the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival, it was announced that the Saturday, October 19 screenings at the Orpheum Theatre are to be rescheduled and/or moved to a separate venue due to the demolition of the cranes at the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel. Tickets are still available. The affected screenings are below:
Mossville: When Great Trees Fall will now be screened Saturday, October 19 at the Prytania Theatre
Up From the Streets will now be screened on Tuesday, October 22 at the Orpheum Theatre
Burning Cane will now be screened on Monday, October 21 at the Orpheum Theatre
The New Orleans Film Festival Team says, “If you have booked a ticket for these screenings, the ticket you have at hand will be valid for admission for these rescheduled events. We apologize for this last-minute change precipitated by this tragedy in our community and hope that you will still be able to join us in celebration of the filmmakers and their stories.”
Nola.com reports that the death toll is at three after the tragic collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel and one body still has not been found. More of the hotel is set to be demolished after the discovery of the missing body. Local authorities say that the public should not enter the zone today around the Hard Rock Hotel, which encompasses the Orpheum Theatre.