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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

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Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans screens at the New Orleans Film Festival in advance of its national release. There are many similarities to Abel Ferrara's original (1992), which became a cult favorite largely because of Harvey Keitel's inspired performance as the menacing and degenerate title character. Herzog's story also features a crooked, drug-addicted cop (Nicolas Cage) who seeks some sort of comfort or respite from his pain with a prostitute (Eva Mendes). But while Ferrara's work was mired in Catholic guilt and moral chaos— its central crime being the rape of a nun — Herzog's story is about corruption and the abuse of authority, set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Tickets $9 general admission, $7 New Orleans Film Society members. — Will Coviello

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 10

Canal Place IV, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor; www.neworleansfilmfest.com

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