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Friday, April 20
 

12:00pm

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

The first ever documentary film to capture the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon – both onstage and off, past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway's most glamorous era. "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life" is a celebration and a lament -- a celebration of Channing's seven decades as musical comedy star, and a lament that there's really no one like her anymore, a performer who eclipsed most of the roles she played by force of personality, and defined the word "trouper."... Like its subject, "Carol Channing: Larger than Life“ is a class act.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Friday April 20, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

2:30pm

Charlotte Rampling: The Look

A biographical study of legendary actress Charlotte Rampling, told through her own conversations with artist friends and collaborators, including Peter Lindbergh, Paul Auster, and Juergen Teller. Intercut with footage from some of Rampling's most famous films, this "self-portrait through others" is a revealing look at one of our most iconic screen stars.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Friday April 20, 2012 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

5:30pm

The Conquest

The most hotly anticipated film at the Cannes Film Festival was The Conquest, the first French film ever made about the nation's President while in power. A treat for political junkies, in the same mode as The Queen and Il Divo, as well as Oliver Stone's W.

 

"Politics gets personal in The Conquest,a vivid re-imagining of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to powerand the simultaneous unraveling of his marriage. As the first French leaderto divorce—and then remarry—while in office, Sarkozy's real-life saga is the stuff of soap operas, and director Xavier Durringer treats it as such,viewing the five years of political jockeying that preceded Sarkozy's 2007 election through the lens of his relationship with then-wife, Cecilia....Denis Podalydès's Sarkozy deserves special mention. Though his physical resemblance with the diminutive thick-haired leader is limited, Podalydès bristles with the electric energy and nervous tics that earned Sarkozy the nickname, 'The Energizer Bunny.'" —Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press.Co-starring Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Hippolyte Girardot, Michèle Moretti and Samuel Labarthe. In French with English subtitles.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Friday April 20, 2012 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

7:45pm

The Deep Blue Sea

Writer/director Terence Davies (The Long Day Closes, The House of Mirth), master chronicler of post-War England, returns with a timeless romantic drama starring Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life. In a deeply vulnerable performance, Weisz plays Hester Collyer, the wife of an upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale) and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated.Based on Terence Rattigan's play of the same name, The Deep Blue Sea is an uncompromising study of the fear of loneliness and the frustratingly unreliable nature of love.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Friday April 20, 2012 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

10:00pm

House (Hausu)

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayahshi’s 1977 movie House? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl, Oshare (Kimiko Ikegami), who wantsto avoid spending summer vacation with her father's eerily placid girlfriend Ryôko (Haruko Wanibuchi). She opts instead to live at her ailing aunt’s creaky country home, bringing six classmates with her: Fanta (Kumiko Ohba), Kunfû (Miki Jinbo),Gari (Ai Matsubara), Sweet (Masayo Miyako), Mac (Mieko Satoh) and Melody (Eriko Tanaka). All come face to face with evil spirits, blood thirsty pianos, and a demonic housecat. Never before released in the United States, and a bona fide cult classic in the making, House is one of the most exciting genre discoveries in years. In Japanese with English subtitles.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Friday April 20, 2012 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

11:59pm

Kill List

From director Ben Wheatley (DOWN TERRACE), KILL LIST is a mind-blowing genre concoction being called the “#1 Horror Film of the Year.” A brilliant blend of family drama, hitman action-thriller and terrifying psychological horror film, KILLLIST tells the story of an ex-soldier turned contract killer who is plunged into the heart of human darkness. Eight months after a disastrous hit job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, Jay (Neil Maskell) is pressured by his partner Gal (BIFA Winner Michael Smiley), into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the bizarre, disturbing world of the contract, Jay’s world begins to unravel until fear and paranoia sending him reeling towards a horrifying point of no return.

"Kill Lit" received 6 Nominations at the 2011 British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Screenplay. It was also featured in FILM COMMENT magazine’s top ten films without distribution in 2011.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Friday April 20, 2012 11:59pm - Saturday April 21, 2012 1:30am
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115
 
Saturday, April 21
 

12:00pm

The Lady Vanishes

In Alfred Hitchcock's most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets Dame May Whitty's charming old spinster, who seemingly disappears into thin air. The young woman then turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. The Lady Vanishes remains one of the master filmmaker's purest delights.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Saturday April 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

2:30pm

Miss Minoes

This utterly charming classic family film tells the taleof Miss Minoes, a cat who is transformed into a young woman (Carice van Houten) and befriends Tibbe (Theo Maassen), a shy, bumbling cub reporter for the local newspaper. Miss Minoes, still recognized as a cat by the neighborhood felines despite her new appearance, organizes them into a news-gathering service and helps Tibbe become a star reporter. He soon turns investigative and discovers that the popular chairman of the “Club For Friends of Animals” and boss of a nearby factory has evil plans… WinnerChildren’s Jury Prize for Best International Live Action Feature Film, Chicago Intl Children’s Film Festival.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Saturday April 21, 2012 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

5:00pm

Attenberg

Part of the new wave of Greek cinema, Attenberg is an offbeat coming-of-age film. 23-year-old Marina is living in a small,factory town by the sea where her once-visionary architect father has returned to die. Finding the human species foreign, she keeps her distance, choosing to observe mankind through Sir David Attenborough's mammal documentaries and the songs of Suicide. While preparing for her father's impending death, Marina discovers her own sexuality through lessons from her only friend, Bella, and a visiting engineer. Equal parts abstract theater and melodrama, Attenberg sincerely and humorously navigates the defining moments in life.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Saturday April 21, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

7:30pm

The Kid With A Bike

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (L'Enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril, played with riveting intensity by newcomer Thomas Doret.

When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril at first refuses to admit it, claiming his father just forgot to say where he was going. Eventually forced to face hard reality, Cyril then obsessively tries to get his bicycle back (also missing). Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France, Hereafter, L'Auberge Espanole), a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her—though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, The Kid with a Bike is a film about a child alone, learning to become good. Nominated for 4 European Film Awards, winning Best Screenplay. (In French with English subtitles).

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Saturday April 21, 2012 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

9:30pm

The FP

In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park ("The FP") in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revelation." After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. From the producers of Paranormal Activity and featuring narration by James Remar (The Warriors), The FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon streetwear that Moviefone calls "a rare ready-made cult hit."

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Saturday April 21, 2012 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

11:59pm

Battle Royale

Director Kinji Fukasaki's explosive drama takes place early in the new millennium,with Japan on the verge of societal collapse. When even the schoolchildren begin to abuse the system, the government introduces a strict new punishment wherebya randomly chosen group of students are taken to a desert island and forced to fight each other to the death. Based on Koushun Takami's novel, the film stars famous Japanese auteur and actor Takeshi "Beat" Kitano. Widely viewed as the original “Hunger Games.” In Japanese with English Subtitles.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Saturday April 21, 2012 11:59pm - 2:00am
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115
 
Sunday, April 22
 

12:00pm

The Lady Vanishes

In Alfred Hitchcock's most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets Dame May Whitty's charming old spinster, who seemingly disappears into thin air. The young woman then turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. The Lady Vanishes remains one of the master filmmaker's purest delights.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Sunday April 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

2:30pm

We Have a Pope

Nanni Moretti (The Son's Room, Caro Diario) joins forces with the great French actor Michel Piccoli (Contempt, Belle de Jour) to tell the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Never the front runner and completely caught off-guard, he panics as he's presented to the faithful in St. Peter's Square. To prevent a worldwide crisis, the Vatican's spokesman calls in an unlikely psychiatrist who is neither religious nor all that committed, played by Moretti, to find out what is wrong with the new Pope.

As the world nervously waits outside,inside the therapist tries to find a solution. But Cardinal Melville is adamant: he does not want the job, or at least needs time to think it over. What follows is a marvelous insight into the concept of a human being existing behind the title of God's representative on Earth. We Have a Pope is the latest film by Moretti to make wonderful use of humor while dealing with serious issues and continue to showcase his deep humanism. In Italian with English Subtitles.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Sunday April 22, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

5:00pm

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn’t just “take” his images, he creates them, through elaborate days and weeks of invention, design, and set-up. The epic production of these movie-like images is both intensely personal and highly public: they begin in Crewdson’s deepest desires and memories, but come to life onstreets and soundstages in the hills towns of Western Massachusetts. In his decade-long project “Beneath the Roses” he uses light, color and character to conjure arresting images, managing a crew of 60 amidst seemingly countless logistical and creative obstacles.

 

Filmed over a decade, beginning in 2000, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters provides an unparalleled view of the moment of creation of his images. It also reveals the life-story behind the work—through frank reflections on his life and career, including the formative influences of his psychologist father and his childhood fascination with the work of Diane Arbus. Childhood fears and ideals,adult anxieties and desires, the influences of pop-culture all combine to form who we are, and for Crewdson, motivate his work.

There is no specific backstory, no before-and-after to Gregory Crewdson’s images, simply the moment that lends itself to mystery and intrigue. Hundreds of movie lights combine with the setting sun in a perfect moment of illumination.

 

This film is sponsored by the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Artists


Sunday April 22, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

7:00pm

Monsieur Lazhar

In Montreal, an elementary school teacher dies abruptly. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself in an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. While the class goes through the healing process, and Bachir learns to better know this group of shaken but endearing kids,nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful past; nor do they suspect that he is at risk of being deported at any moment.

 

Adapted from "Bashir Lazhar," a play by Evelyne de la Chenelière, Monsieur Lazhar depicts the encounter between two distant worlds and the power of self-expression. Using great sensitivity and humor, writer/director Philippe Falardeau follows a humble man who is ready to transcend his own loss in order to accompany children beyond the silence and taboo of death. An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In French with English Subtitles.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Sunday April 22, 2012 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

9:00pm

Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom.

 

Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviewswith the people that knew him best. From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Mac Donald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the storyof a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Sunday April 22, 2012 9:00pm - 11:25pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115
 
Monday, April 23
 

12:00pm

We Have A Pope

Nanni Moretti (The Son's Room, Caro Diario) joins forces with the great French actor Michel Piccoli (Contempt, Belle de Jour) to tell the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Never the front runner and completely caught off guard, he panics as he's presented to the faithful in St. Peter's Square. To prevent a worldwide crisis, the Vatican's spokesman calls in an unlikely psychiatrist who is neither religious nor all that committed, played by Moretti, to find out what is wrong with the new Pope. As the world nervously waits outside,inside the therapist tries to find a solution. But Cardinal Melville is adamant: he does not want the job, or at least needs time to think it over. What follows is a marvelous insight into the concept of a human being existing behind the title of God's representative on Earth. We Have a Pope is the latest film by Moretti to make wonderful use of humor while dealing with serious issues and continue to showcase his deep humanism. In Italian with English Subtitles.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Monday April 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:45am
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

2:30pm

The Kid With A Bike

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (L'Enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril, played with riveting intensity by newcomer Thomas Doret.

When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril at first refuses to admit it, claiming his father just forgot to say where he was going. Eventually forced to face hard reality, Cyril then obsessively tries to get his bicycle back (also missing). Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France, Hereafter, L'Auberge Espanole), a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her—though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, The Kid with a Bike is a film about a child alone, learning to become good. Nominated for 4 European Film Awards, winning Best Screenplay.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Monday April 23, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

5:00pm

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.


The feature film debut of director David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Monday April 23, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

7:00pm

Guilty Pleasures

Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan’s Guilty Pleasures takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. Guilty Pleasures portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Monday April 23, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

9:00pm

Kill List

From director Ben Wheatley (DOWN TERRACE), KILL LIST is a mind-blowing genre concoction being called the “#1 Horror Film of the Year.” A brilliant blend of family drama, hitman action-thriller and terrifying psychological horror film, KILLLIST tells the story of an ex-soldier turned contract killer who is plunged into the heart of human darkness. Eight months after a disastrous hit job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, Jay (Neil Maskell) is pressured by his partner Gal (BIFA Winner Michael Smiley), into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the bizarre, disturbing world of the contract, Jay’s world begins to unravel until fear and paranoia sending him reeling towards a horrifying point of no return.

"Kill Lit" received 6 Nominations at the 2011 British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Screenplay. It was also featured in FILM COMMENT magazine’s top ten films without distribution in 2011.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Monday April 23, 2012 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115
 
Tuesday, April 24
 

12:00pm

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

The first ever documentary film to capture the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon – both onstage and off, past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway's most glamorous era. "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life" is a celebration and a lament -- a celebration of Channing's seven decades as musical comedy star, and a lament that there's really no one like her anymore, a performer who eclipsed most of the roles she played by force of personality, and defined the word "trouper."... Like its subject, "Carol Channing: Larger than Life“ is a class act.

 

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Tuesday April 24, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

2:30pm

The Deep Blue Sea

Writer/director Terence Davies (The Long Day Closes, The House of Mirth), master chronicler of post-War England, returns with a timeless romantic drama starring Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life.

 

In a deeply vulnerable performance, Weisz plays Hester Collyer, the wife of an upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale) and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated.

 

Based on Terence Rattigan's play of the same name, The Deep Blue Sea is an uncompromising study of the fear of loneliness and the frustratingly unreliable nature of love.

 

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Tuesday April 24, 2012 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

5:00pm

Monsieur Lazhar

In Montreal, an elementary school teacher dies abruptly. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself in an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. While the class goes through the healing process, and Bachir learns to better know this group of shaken but endearing kids,nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful past; nor do they suspect that he is at risk of being deported at any moment.

 

Adapted from "Bashir Lazhar," a play by Evelyne de la Chenelière, Monsieur Lazhar depicts the encounter between two distant worlds and the power of self-expression. Using great sensitivity and humor, writer/director Philippe Falardeau follows a humble man who is ready to transcend his own loss in order to accompany children beyond the silence and taboo of death. An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In French with English Subtitles.

 

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.



Tuesday April 24, 2012 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

7:00pm

Girl Model

GIRL MODEL follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a thirteen year-old plucked from her village in Siberia and dropped into the center of Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, the two rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from their financial difficulties grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence.

 

This film is presented with NOLA Fashion Week and the NOLA Fashion Council.

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Tuesday April 24, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

9:00pm

Attenberg

Part of the new wave of Greek cinema, Attenberg is an offbeat coming-of-age film. 23-year-old Marina is living in a small,factory town by the sea where her once-visionary architect father has returned to die. Finding the human species foreign, she keeps her distance, choosing to observe mankind through Sir David Attenborough's mammal documentaries and the songs of Suicide. While preparing for her father's impending death, Marina discovers her own sexuality through lessons from her only friend, Bella, and a visiting engineer. Equal parts abstract theater and melodrama, Attenberg sincerely and humorously navigates the defining moments in life.

 

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Tuesday April 24, 2012 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115
 
Wednesday, April 25
 

12:00pm

The Lady Vanishes

In Alfred Hitchcock's most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets Dame May Whitty's charming old spinster, who seemingly disappears into thin air. The young woman then turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. The Lady Vanishes remains one of the master filmmaker's purest delights.

 

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Wednesday April 25, 2012 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

2:30pm

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

 

For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

 

The feature film debut of director David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.

 

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Wednesday April 25, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

5:00pm

The Kid With A Bike

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (L'Enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril, played with riveting intensity by newcomer Thomas Doret.

 

When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril at first refuses to admit it, claiming his father just forgot to say where he was going. Eventually forced to face hard reality, Cyril then obsessively tries to get his bicycle back (also missing). Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France, Hereafter, L'Auberge Espanole), a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her—though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, The Kid with a Bike is a film about a child alone, learning to become good. Nominated for 4 European Film Awards, winning Best Screenplay. (In French with English subtitles).

 

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Wednesday April 25, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

7:00pm

Unfinished Spaces

Following their emotional exile from Cuba in 1965, three architects return forty years later to finish what was considered the world's most spectacular and futuristic art school, but was left to ruin by the country's Revolution.

 

In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying.

 

This film is presented by Mathes Brierre Architects.

 

 

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Wednesday April 25, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

9:00pm

Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom.

 

Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviewswith the people that knew him best. From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Mac Donald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the storyof a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.

 

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Wednesday April 25, 2012 9:00pm - 11:25pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115
 
Thursday, April 26
 

12:00pm

Guilty Pleasures

Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan’s Guilty Pleasures takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. Guilty Pleasures portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.

 

 

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Thursday April 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

2:30pm

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

The first ever documentary film to capture the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon – both onstage and off, past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway's most glamorous era. "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life" is a celebration and a lament -- a celebration of Channing's seven decades as musical comedy star, and a lament that there's really no one like her anymore, a performer who eclipsed most of the roles she played by force of personality, and defined the word "trouper."... Like its subject, "Carol Channing: Larger than Life“ is a class act.

 

 

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Thursday April 26, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

5:30pm

4:44 Last Day on Earth

In a large apartment high above the city lives our couple. They’re in love. She’s a painter, he’s a successful actor. Just a normal afternoon – except that this isn’t a normal afternoon, for them or anyone else. Because tomorrow, at 4:44 am, give or take a few seconds, the world will come to an end far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The meltdown will come, not without warnings, but with no means of escape. There will be no survivors. As always, there are those who, as their cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They – like the majority of the Earth’s population – have accepted their fate; the world is going to end.

 

From Abel Ferrara, director King of New York (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992) and The Funeral (1996). Starring Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh and Natasha Lyonne.

 

 

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Thursday April 26, 2012 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

7:30pm

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

The feature film debut of director David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.

 

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Speakers
DG

David Gelb

Director, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"



Thursday April 26, 2012 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115

9:45pm

Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom.

 

Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviewswith the people that knew him best. From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Mac Donald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the storyof a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.

 

 

To purchase tickets, visit: http://theprytania.com.


Thursday April 26, 2012 9:45pm - Friday April 27, 2012 12:05am
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115