The 2014 New Orleans Film Festival and its mammoth slate of more than 250 films kicks off tonight, Oct. 16, at 7:00 p.m. with the red carpet premiere of writer-director Mike Binder's Black and White at the Civic Theater, 510 O’Keefe Ave. The Hollywood drama stars Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer as grandparents involved in a custody battle. Those scheduled to attend the premiere include Binder, cast-member Jillian Estell, and producer Todd Lewis.
Remaining tickets for tonight's premiere will be available at the door starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $25 for Film Society members and $35 for non-members. A second Film Festival showing of Black and White is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Prytania Theatre. Advance tickets are available here. See the full schedule here.