Magazine article Variety

Events on the Bayou

Magazine article Variety

Events on the Bayou

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The New Orleans Film Festival is bookended by two high-profile films. It opens with "The Florida Project," starring Willem Dafoe, screening Oct. 11 in the Orpheum Theater. Written and directed by Sean Baker ("Tangerine"), the film will be released by A24, distributor of Oscar-winner "Moonlight." Following the screening, the opening night party will be held at Four Winds' rooftop ballroom.

Closing the festival on Oct. 19 is "Call Me by Your Name," directed by Luca Guadagnino ("I Am Love," "A Bigger Splash"), starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg. It screens at the Ace Hotel, to be followed by a closing-night party with live music at the New Orleans Jazz Market.

In between, the fest will feature several Spotlight films, including "Darkest Hour," "Last Flag Flying," "The Upside" and "Marshall," which will unspool in theaters across New Orleans throughout the festival. …

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