New England Premiere!
Filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross in Attendance!
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80 min, USA, 2012
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.
“It is bracing to encounter such a vibrant commitment to color, noise and improvisation, to the communication not of points of view but rather of visions.”
—A. O. Scott, The New York Times
“Bill and Turner Ross’ Tchoupitoulas could be considered the documentary counterpart to Benh Zeitlin’s highly touted, dreamlike fiction Beasts of the Southern Wild.” —Peter Keough, The Boston Phoenix
The screening of Tchoupitoulas will be preceded by an episode from Alex Jablonski’s SPARROW SONGS, a project in which the filmmaker Alex Jablonski and cinematographer Michael Totten made and exhibited one short documentary per month, every month for one year.
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