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Desire 

Julie Gustafson's award-winning documentary Desire completes its run at Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center. Beginning in 1994, Gustafson (pictured with Kimeca) equipped five young women from the Desire housing project, Belle Chasse and Uptown with cameras, asking them each to make films about their lives. She then worked with them, teaching them how to write, shoot and edit their own videos, and documented their lives, probing how they defined themselves as women. What began as a film about sexuality, teen pregnancy and motherhood evolved into a riveting series of related profiles about the women maturing into adulthood. Desire won the 2005 New Orleans Film Festival award for best documentary, though it had to wait until this year to run at the festival. It was screened as a benefit for the New Orleans festival at the American Film Institute festival in Los Angeles last fall, won an award at the Nashville Film Festival, and was screened as a benefit at other festivals during the past year. Tickets $6 general admission, $5 students/seniors/unemployed, $4 Zeitgeist members. -- Will Coviello

7 p.m. Tue.-Thu., Oct. 24-26

Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 525-2767; www.zeitgeistinc.net

click to enlarge TOM ROSTER
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