by Ken Korman
The fourth annual FilmOrama — the New Orleans Film Society's spring showcase of new and classic foreign, independent and documentary film — begins next Friday, April 5, at the Prytania Theatre. Highlights of the week-long festival include the local debut of On the Road, director Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "unfilmable" book; I am Devine, the story of filmmaker John Waters' cinematic muse; Getting Back to Abnormal, a documentary on New Orleans City Council member Stacy Head's bid for re-election; and Sound City, Dave Grohl's documentary on a legendary California recording studio. Classics to be screened at this year's FilmOrama include Fellini's 8-1/2; Pride and Prejudice; Bunuel's Belle du Jour; Eraserhead; and The Shining.
The full schedule for FilmOrama 2013 is available here.