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Films and Speakers at French Quarter Fest

Along with all the fantastic music, there are some great special events at French Quarter Fest this weekend (April 10-13). In particular, there's a great lineup of films and speakers, all of which are, like the rest of FQF, free.

 

Films

Film Festival at French Quarter Festival, presented by Timecode: NOLA – Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. 

Saturday, April 12

11am – Louisiana Short film selections (Followed by Filmmakers Q&A) – The World According to Ernie K-DoeNew Orleans LexiconYeah You Rite!

1pm – Piano Players Rarely Play Together (Followed by Filmmakers Q&A)

3pm – The Whole Gritty City

Sunday, April 13

11am – Always for Pleasure

12:30 – Ruthie the Duck Girl (Followed by Filmmakers Q&A)

3pm – Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker (Followed by Filmmakers Q&A)

Bayou Maharajah Trailer

  

Speakers

Let Them Talk: Conversations on Louisiana Music – Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint, 3rd Floor.

Saturday, April 12

11:30 am – The King of Treme the drummer Shannon Powell will be interviewed by Fred Kasten

12:30 pm – The Sunny Soul of Eric Lindell Singer-songwriter and guitarist Eric Lindell will be interviewed by Fred Kasten

1:30 pm – Kristin Diable and The City – singer and songwriter Kristin Diable will be interviewed by Keith Spera

2:30 pm – The Joy of Life Is in the Accordion – master accordionist Bruce Daigrepont will be interviewd by Michael Tisserand

3:30 pm – Talk That Music Talk Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Rachel Breunlin will be interviewed by Fred Kasten

4:30 pm – The Hub City All-Stars – accordionist and slide guitar wizard Roddie Romero will be interviewed by Michael Tisserand

Sunday April 13

11:30 am – The Royal Roses and More musician and bandleader Aurora Nealand will be interviewed by Fred Kasten

12:30 pm – A Most Musical Bass, Man virtuoso-bassist and composer James Singleton will be interviewed by Fred Kasten

1:30 pm – “Rock ‘n’ Roll Cello” singer, cellist and guitarist Marc Paradis (Johnny Sketch) will be interviewd by Fred Kasten

2:30 pm – A Different Flavor of Cello, Part 2 Jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet will be interviewed by Fred Kasten

3:30 pm – From Flying Neutrinos to New Orleans Nightingales Singer, songwriter and bandleader Ingrid Lucia will be interviewed by Fred Kasten

4:30 pm – Indian Lake, Continental Drifters, and Covered In Vinyl singer and songwriter Susan Cowsill will be interviewed by Fred Kasten

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