The local filmmakers Court 13 Pictures premiere their new film Glory at Sea on Thursday (March 6) at the Prytania Theatre before taking it to the film festival portion of SXSW in Austin. The story is a post-Katrina take on the Orpheus myth. Mourners join a man cast out of Hades to build a boat from the hurricane debris and rescue their loved ones from the bottom of the ocean. Director Benh Zeitlin shot the film at locations throughout the New Orleans area and assembled Katrina debris to create the vessel.
Court 13 includes Zeitlin, whose film Egg won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Animated Short at the Slamdance Film Festival, and production designer Ray Tintori, who won a Sundance Film Festival award for the short film Death to the Tinman.
The screening is at 7:30 p.m. at the Prytania (5339 Prytania St.). Admission is $3.