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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Mardi Gras Indian documentary Hail to the Queens previews next week

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The New Orleans Film Society will present a preview and fundraising event for Mardi Gras Indian documentary Hail to the Queens at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Three Keys inside the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet St.). Directed by local filmmaker Brian Nelson, the work-in-progress film examines the lives and community presence of six Mardi Gras Indian Queens in New Orleans. Footage from the film will be screened followed by a performance by Queen Reecie & Co., who appear in the film. Nelson is a participant in the Film Society's Emerging Voices mentorship program, which provide opportunities to African American filmmakers in Louisiana. The director will be in attendance at the event. Tickets are available here.

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