Historic New Orleans Collection to present free Louisiana-centric film series



The Historic New Orleans Collection's exhibition “From Cameo to Close-up: Louisiana in Film” includes posters, photographs, and other materials related to films in which New Orleans or Louisiana plays a central role. It is currently available for free viewing Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street in the French Quarter. The Collection has just announced a free monthly film series at that location that further illuminates regional film history. All screenings are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and will be introduced by Collection senior curator/historian John Magill. Here's the full schedule:

May 31 — Jezebel (1938, dir. William Wyler, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda)

June 28: — King Creole (1958, dir. Michael Curtiz, starring Elvis Presley and Walter Matthau)

July 26 — Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, dir. Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Joseph Cotten)

Aug. 30 — The Cincinnati Kid (1965, dir. Norman Jewison, starring Steve McQueen, Ann-Margaret and Edward G. Robinson)

Sept. 27 — Blaze (1989, dir. Ron Shelton, starring Paul Newman and Lolita Davidovich)

Oct. 25 — Miller’s Crossing (1990, dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney and John Turturro)

Nov. 22 — These Amazing Shadows (2011, dir. Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton, starring Jeff Adachi and Robin Blaetz)

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