The 29th Annual NOLA Film Fest (Haines’ Picks)

I’m a BIG movie fan, averaging at least a movie in theaters each week.  Often, that means going to a 9:30pm showing at Canal Place by myself.  That’s usually no problem, though it got a little weird recently when I went to see Christopher Robin, starring Ewan McGregor and Winnie-the-Pooh.

I’m a big Ewan McGregor fan, and I thought this was an adult-ier version of the story.  It turns out it was very much not an adult-ier version.  I was at a movie made for 12-year olds.  But it was 10 o’clock at night, and I — a 35-year old, bearded man in sweaty running clothes — was in the theater, watching Eeyore and Piglet, alone.

The story gets better, but maybe I’ll save it for its own blog post.

THIS post, however, is about something much more straightforward.  As a lover of film, I was excited to get asked by a New Orleans-focused website, Very Local New Orleans, to write a piece about what a film festival newbie should see at the 29th Annual New Orleans Film Fest.

Here’s what I settled on!  Let me know if you think I screwed it up (or…maybe…I got it right?).


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