Monday, October 6, 2008

Film Fest Premiere

Posted By on Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 9:52 PM

 The New Orleans Film Festival kicks off on Friday night with the premiere of The Secret Life of Bees, starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Alecia Keys and Jennifer Hudson. Later in the evening, Happy-Go-Lucky screens. The festival has a full schedule of feature films, documentaries, short films and more.  This year, there is a cluster of music related films, including Crazy, about the early Nashville country music scene, The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice, about Wanda Jackson, and The Wrecking Crew, a band including the recently deceased Earl Palmer, Glen Campbell, Tommy Tedesco, Carole Kaye and Hal Blaine that played on uncounted rock and roll hits. The festival's closing night film is the drama/musical Dark Streets, a film set in a 1930s nightclub. It's playboy owner is caught up with two of the clubs singers, and that's only the beginning of his problems. Dr. John and Aaron Neville appear on the soundtrack. And Dr. John will be playing at the House of Blues the same night. The screening and the concert are not related, but it will be interesting to see who's at Dr. John's show.Check back this week for more preview trailers, and see www.bestofneworleans.com for film previews


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