CANS Can’t Stand, Exposes Controversial Law and Trans Activists Fighting For It’s Repeal in Documentary

June 3, 2022

For forty years, police and prosecutors have weaponized Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) law to terrorize queer/trans Louisianians.  A documentary by filmmakers Matt Nadel and Megan Plotka entitled CANS Can’t Stand follows a group of Black trans women in New Orleans who are fighting to repeal that law—and advance trans liberation across the […]

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

May 22, 2022

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story, a documentary about the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, will be released nationwide on June 2. The film was directed and produced by Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern and will be released through Sony Pictures.

Louisiana Film Channel Broadens Their Reach With New Network Channel Showcasing Local Filmmakers

September 29, 2021

Louisiana Film Channel is bringing films by Louisiana filmmakers to screens through their website, app, and new network channel. Founded last November, the goal of Louisiana Film Channel is to connect people with stories made by Louisiana filmmakers that tell the stories of Louisiana people. President of Louisiana Film Channel, Dr. Lucas Fry, wanted to […]

Local Artists’ Brainchild Has Come to Life As Ziggy’s Arts Adventure, a New Kids Show on LPB

August 5, 2021

What happens when a 9-year-old alien hears Chuck Berry and decides to come to earth and learn about art? You get Ziggy’s Arts Adventure, the new locally produced children’s show from Louisiana Public Broadcasting that is now streaming online! Ziggy’s Arts Adventure is a nine-episode series about a curious, green alien who comes from a […]

Closed for Storm Not Only Tells the Story of the Abandoned Six Flags, but Also Highlights the Haunting Effects It Continues To Have on the Community

July 8, 2021

Closed for Storm is the directorial debut of filmmaker Jake Williams for Bright Sun Films. The documentary focuses on the location of the former Six Flags New Orleans theme park, which has been sitting abandoned and rotting, since Hurricane Katrina made landfall nearly 16 years ago.  Although some groups, including Kiernan West LLC and S.H.I.E.L.D […]

NCIS: New Orleans Has Been Canceled, But Why?

May 31, 2021

On May 23rd, the last ever episode of “NCIS: New Orleans” will air on television. Perhaps it’s already aired by the time you read this, and you’re tearfully looking for information about when the eighth season will begin. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but there isn’t going to be one. “NCIS: […]

Big Easy Movie Reviews: Mortal Kombat

May 3, 2021

Ignore the haters and enjoy this film for what it is. I’m biased. Every day after school, my best friend and I would go to his house and play Mortal Kombat 3. It was sublime. We would challenge each other to learn new combos, new fatalities, and beat harder fighters and bosses—that is, when we […]

Movie Review: American Skin

January 19, 2021

Nate Parker returns to directing with this suspenseful film about one of the most polarizing topics in the contemporary United States, the extrajudicial killing of black people by law enforcement. The film takes the viewer on an emotional journey but fails to deliver a cathartic release that would have made it a monumental work of […]

Big Easy Movie Reviews: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

January 2, 2021

“What you all say don’t count with me, you understand? Ma listen to her heart. Ma listen to the voice inside her. That’s what count with Ma.” It’s a dark night in the woods. The dogs are howling loudly. Two young black men are running, running as fast as they can, through the branches, over […]

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