French Film Festival preview

Tomorrow the New Orleans Film Society returns to the Prytania Theatre for their 20th annual French Film Festival. The lineup of new and repertory work is exceptional, and not too easy to see, which… Continue Reading

Patois New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival preview

The Patois New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival launches its eleventh edition this weekend at the Broad Theater. The festival focuses on a broad range human rights topics, ranging from LGBTQ figures,… Continue Reading

Nazli Dincel in words (her own and others’)

Turkish born, Milwaukee-based filmmaker Nazli Dincel makes what she describes as “visceral and provocative handmade films that explore bodies, acts of the solitary, text, language, visual information and personal exposure.” For further reading,… Continue Reading

On Hollywood’s New Vietnam

I will be the first to admit to a weakness as a cinephile: I’m not very good at watching mainstream action movies. I didn’t grow up on them, and when I consume them… Continue Reading

Introducing Big Screen

Shotgun Cinema started as a film presenter in search of a venue, and we have continued that way as we roll deeper into 2017. This situation has forced us to be resourceful and… Continue Reading

On the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance is truly the mark of a new year for me each January: I head from generally favorable weather conditions in New Orleans to the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah, and spend… Continue Reading