Tuesday May 1 (06:30 PM - 07:50 PM)
The Sync Up Conference (hosted by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation) will host a FREE screening of the New Orleans film TCHOUPITOULAS, preceded by excerpts from Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, on Tuesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Stern Auditorium at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The screenings, co-presented by the New Orleans Film Society, will be followed by a conversation with principals from the two films.
Tchoupitoulas is a story of the New Orleans night. It is a visually exhilarating and aurally immersive record of one night in the many lives of a thriving nocturnal populace. Three young boys act as our wide-eyed conduits to a parade of entertainers and revelers as they dance through the lamp lit streets and doorways of the Crescent City. From dusk to dawn, from Rampart to the river, we explore the lives and locales of one of the world’s most unique cities. In moments, vignettes, performances, and exchanges, Tchoupitoulas is a kaleidoscopic odyssey into another side of New Orleans.
The Ross Brothers’ first feature length film, 45365, was the winner of the 2009 SXSW Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature. They have garnered numerous awards, including the Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award; nominations for Editing, Cinematography, and Debut Feature at the Cinema Eye Honors; and the London BFI Grierson Award.