On October 26, Ski Mask the Slump God’s Stokeley Tour came to New Orleans for a performance at the Joy Theatre. Danny Towers, a Puerto Rican rapper and MC hailing out of Florida, opened alongside DJ Scheme with fan favorites “How You Feel?” and “Motel Hell.” Towers’ act ended with “Trauma” and a proper mosh pit as the Joy reached about half of its maximum capacity.
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.
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:
A delight to the eyes and the heart, Guaxuma is a short film that utilizes experimental animation techniques all connected to sand and drawing from director Nara Normande’s childhood in Guaxuma, Brazil.