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Preview: True Orleans Film Festival

Shotgun Cinema’s three-day fest at the University of New Orleans features documentaries



Shotgun Cinema launches a documentary film festival including feature-length and short films, podcasts and panel discussions about subjects including ethics in documentary filmmaking, New Orleans food culture and more. Full-length documentaries include The Look of Silence (7:30 p.m. Sunday, see review on page 38), Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his acclaimed and unconventional film The Act of Killing, featuring men who carried out murderous purges in Indonesia in the 1960s. King Georges (2:30 p.m. Saturday) follows chef Georges Perrier (pictured) of Philadelphia's renowned traditional French restaurant Le Bec Fin as he struggles with changing tastes and competition. In Land of Opportunity (noon Sunday), filmmaker Lisa Dantas explores community redevelopment in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. All events are at the Robert E. Nims Theatre at the University of New Orleans' Performing Arts Center. Visit the website for full schedule. Film screenings are $9 per film, $7 for students. Festival passes are $35.

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