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New Orleans Film Festival 2018

October 10, 2018

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The 29th New Orleans Film Festival is set to be the best one yet with the most diverse and carefully curated lineup.

What is it?

The New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) is an annual event where people of all backgrounds come together to appreciate the art of film. Hosted by The New Orleans Film Society, there are over 100 movies, documentaries, and short films set to be screened during the 9-day festival. The opening starts off with the Academy Award nominated film Green Book, starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Set in the 1960s, the story follows a working-class Italian-American bouncer as he becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the American South. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

This year’s festival prides itself on diversity, with over 80% of films featured directed by women and people of color from all over the world. Notable screenings include Boy Erased, chronicling the struggles of a church pastor’s son being forced to undergo gay conversation therapy, and If Beale Street Could Talk, directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins of Moonlight fame. This year’s festival promises to be packed with groundbreaking screenplays, special Halloween shows, live music and multiple after-parties.

When is it?

October 17th through October 25th

Where is it?

The festival takes place in various venues across the city, including the Contemporary Arts Center, Broad Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, and Prytania Theatre. More information on events and locations can be found here.

How do I get tickets?

The festival offers 5 ticket packages ranging from $50 to $350 depending on the level of access. Visit the NOFF site to learn more about each package.