Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans
Big Apple, Big Easy Film Exchange: Faubourg Treme
Presented by DCTV & Charitable Film Network
Friday, June 20th @ 7:30PM
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street NYC (Between White & Walker)
ABOUT THE FILM:
Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans is riveting tale of hope, heartbreak and resiliency set in New Orleans most fascinating neighborhood. Shot largely before Hurricane Katrina and edited afterwards, the film is both celebratory and elegiac in tone. Faubourg Trem is arguably the oldest black neighborhood in America, the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement in the South and the home of jazz. While the Trem district was damaged when the levees broke, this is not another Katrina documentary. Every frame is a tribute to what African American communities have contributed even under the most hostile of conditions.. It is a film of such effortless intimacy, subtle glances and authentic details that only two native New Orleanians could have made it.
Following the screening there will be a talkback about the film and its impact with DCTV & CFN representatives.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS:
Wynton Marsalis (Executive Producer)
Wynton Marsalis is a world-renowned jazz recording artist and Pulitzer prize-winning composer. A New Orleans native and jazz history expert, he is currently Artistic Director of Jazz at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Stanley Nelson (Executive Producer)
Stanley Nelson, an award-winning filmmaker, has over 20 years' experience as a producer, director, and writer of documentary films and videos. Nelson's films include the Emmy award winning The Murder of Emmett Till, The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, and Two Dollars and a Dream: The Story of Madame C.J. Walker.
Dawn Logsdon (Director/Editor)
Dawn Logsdon is making her feature-length directing debut with Faubourg Trem. She previously edited the 2004 Academy Award-nominated documentary film, The Weather Underground, and the Sundance Award-winning documentary Paragraph 175.
Lolis Eric Elie (Co-Director/Writer)
Lolis Eric Elie is a national award-winning metro columnist and accomplished author. For the past five years, he has chronicled the heartbeat of New Orleans' neighborhoods thrice weekly for The Times-Picayune. A recognized expert on New Orleans food and culture, Lolis is the author of Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country, a book about the culture of barbecue.
ABOUT BIG APPLE, BIG EASY FILM EXCHANGE:
DCTV (New York City) & Charitable Film Network (New Orleans) are proud to host a series of documentary film screenings that showcase important social issues impacting each organizations native city in the hopes that they raise cultural awareness and promote a dialogue about social justice.
$5/DCTV & CFN Members
87 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
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