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Broad Theater reopens its doors and lights up its screens

Mid-City’s movie house reopens today (Wednesday, April 28), a year its screens first went dark as the pandemic descended. It hasn’t been idle during the past 12 or so months. It opened its popular outdoor venue, The Broadside, which has hosted an array of entertainment including film festivals, concerts, watch parties, trivia nights and child-friendly Read More…

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Viewpoint: Oscar nod for ‘Time’ could bring international attention to Louisiana’s prison system

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Sibil Fox and Rob Richardson (also known as Fox and Rob Rich) are among a handful of New Orleanians who have a personal stake in Sunday night’s 2021 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Awards. The poignant film about their two-decade-long effort to find justice in what is often Read More…

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Open-Air Cinema will bring the stars out for the 2020 New Orleans Film Festival

 By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger Taking advantage of October’s cooler weather, the New Orleans Film Festival is screening movies at its Open-Air Cinema, held in Mid-City at the Broadside Theater and the Lafitte Greenway. Tickets go on sale at noon today (Oct. 20) to the general public for the Open-Air Cinema screenings, Nov. 6 Read More…

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The Broadside outdoor theater hosts vice presidential debate

Around 75 physically distanced patrons enjoyed Wednesday night’s debut event for The Broadside, The Broad Theater’s new outdoor space, watching the vice presidential debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence on the big screen. The crowd also enjoyed live music with Mike Doussan and Rurik Nunan, food from the Smoke Bowls popup Read More…

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The Broad Theater takes to the great outdoors

  The Broad Theater has found a possible antidote for some economic effects of the coronavirus: an outdoor annex. Its new Broadside —  located between The Broad and the Lafitte Greenway — opens tonight (Oct. 7) with a big-screen showing of the vice presidential debate. It will celebrate the opening with live music before the Read More…

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‘Eve’s Bayou’ Reunion: Live chat with Kasi Lemmons and Lynn Whitfield

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) is reuniting Eve’s Bayou (1997) director Kasi Lemmons and actor Lynn Whitfield for a special livestreamed conversation this Friday (Aug. 21) at 5:30 p.m. Ahead of the 31st Annual New Orleans Film Festival (Nov. 6-22), this reunion kicks off the “Why Film Matters” series in which NOFS highlights a landmark Read More…