The Moviegoer’s Diary, 2: Local Film Fests Are on the March!
Preparing for a hell of a time.
When I’m not reviewing movies or interviewing filmmakers and industry professionals here at this blog, I collect various links and bits of information from Google deep dives, Facebook feeds, and the like. These collections, which include anything and everything from articles to videos to showtimes, make up my weekly trips of film discoveries, regional and beyond. What follows is what I call The Moviegoer’s Diary. It’s a series in progress, so please bear with me as I beef things up.
Local NOLA film fests for March 2023 - The Overlook and the Black Film Festival of New Orleans. My recommendations from the announced lineups include:
Give Me an A (Overlook)
Smoking Causes Coughing (Overlook)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, with a live score by Think Less, Hear More (Overlook)
Big Chief, Black Hawk (BFFNO)
Biking While Black: Continuing To Ride Through Decriminalization, Disenfranchisement & Gentrification (BFFNO)
Stay tuned for showtime and venue recommendations.
Filmmaker and arthouse advocate Sujewa Ekanayake has a GoFundMe fundraiser for his latest project Cosmic Disco Detective Rene: The Mystery of Immortal Time Travelers, which is a sequel to The Secret Society for Slow Romance. It premieres in May as part of his Indie Discovery L.A. Film Series.
Share the link and consider sending him some support.
Movie Poster Archives has opened a gallery & gift shop in Gretna, LA, which is a wonderfully quaint exhibition space for viewing and purchasing various collectibles from posters to still photos. It’s also a research center and a screening room for an upcoming series that I’ll be helping to program.
Above is a short documentary on the project, from its beginnings by archivists Ed & Susan Poole to its current incarnation by Linda Thurman.
Consider becoming a friend of the archive here, and reach out to me if you’d like to showcase a movie.
Coming to Fandor soon and currently available for rent is the creatively horrific head trip The Outwaters. I first found out about the film prior to a screening of Terrifier 2 (which was one of my favorite theater outings of 2022). A recent watch, here’s my blurb:
Fun to watch and shockingly absorbing. Unrelenting. Dante Alighieri’s Memory Cards? Kinda. A life lived regretfully, flashing wildly before a camera lens. A found footage-absurdity and abuse, but why not? Applause all around. 4/5
Coming up on my watchlist:
B’Twixt Now and Sunrise: The Authentic Cut (a Moviegoing with Bill exclusive review/report)
Eyeballs in the Darkness (Tux and Fanny 2)
Local showtime to catch:
Wildwood presents The Untamed at Prytania Canal Place on 3/23.