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.
Film Festival at French Quarter Festival, presented by Timecode: NOLA – Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.
11am – Louisiana Short film selections (Followed by Filmmakers Q&A) – The World According to Ernie K-Doe – New Orleans Lexicon – Yeah You Rite!
1pm – Piano Players Rarely Play Together (Followed by Filmmakers Q&A)
3pm – The Whole Gritty City
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
Let Them Talk: Conversations on Louisiana Music – Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint, 3rd Floor.
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
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