The New Orleans French Film Festival in One Minute Bursts

New Orleans, La. (Feb. 10, 2020) –– Tickets for the 23rd annual New Orleans French Film Festival are on sale now, but what to see? The festival runs from February 27 to March 4 at the Prytania Theatre, but the films don't come with the usual hype because they're in French. In total, the festival brings together 12 narrative and eight documentary features alongside one documentary short film, and they will all be screened in their original French-language with English subtitles.

So what's playing?


"Burning Cane" Director Phillip Youmans Receives Key to New Orleans

Going into Saturday night there was a lot of hype surrounding Burning Cane, the directorial debut of New Orleans native Phillip Youmans that is set to be available November 6 on Netflix. Phillip Youmans is the youngest director to have a film accepted to the Tribeca Film Festival; moreover, his debut won the Founders Prize and the prize for Best Cinematography at Tribeca. 

Demolition at the Hard Rock Hotel Forces a Reschedule of Select New Orleans Film Festival Screenings

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: 

Jazz Fest News: Tonight's the Neil Young Movie Night

Neil Young will play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Sunday, May 1. A week before, he'll release his 1979 concert movie Rust Never Sleeps and his little-seen 1982 comedy Human Highway on DVD. Tonight, the movies will show as a double bill around the country for one night only—at the Elmwood Plaza 20 in Harahan, for those in the New Orleans area.