Thursday, November 6, 2008

Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans "...

Please go to their website and check it out.
For more information
Better yet, purchase the film and bring them o your community. You will not be disappointed.

You must see this film! Way to Go Lolis & team!
From their newsletter:

Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans "...REMARKABLE..."-Variety
LATEST NEWS An HBO Series on Tremé? Tremé Doc on PBS

Our screenings continue to engage audiences all over the globe.

The film has received:
* the "Best Feature Documentary Award" from the Flyway Film Festival in Wisconsin;
* been heralded as "the documentary film not to be misssed" at the Cork (Ireland) Film Festival; and ...
* described as "an intelligent movie that makes a fascinating counterpoint to the many films produced about Hurricane Katrina" from the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival.

MORE INFO WebsiteView the TrailerPurchase the DVDDonate To Our Outreach Fund
Who's Who
Directed by: Dawn LogsdonCo-Directed/Written by: Lolis Eric ElieProduced by: Lucie Faulknor, Dawn Logsdon & Lolis Eric ElieExecutive Produced by: Stanley Nelson & Wynton MarsalisOriginal Score by: Derrick Hodge
Additional music:Glen David AndrewsJohn BouttéEdmund DedeBob FrenchBunk JohnsonGeorge LewisIrvin MayfieldRebirth Brass Band

We are gearing up for more community screenings and a PBS broadcast for Black History Month. You can help us get the word out to your community - there is still much that needs to be done. Please look at the bottom article of this newsletter for ways to assist.
Thank you for your continued support,
Dawn, Lolis & Lucie

11/07 - Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. at Noon. Ph: 719-531-633311/08-09,
Colorado Springs, CO - Rocky Mountain Women's Film Fest
11/14, Houston, TX - Nat'l Council for Social Studies Conference
11/15, Wilmington, NC Cucalorus Film Festival
11/22, San Francisco, CA - Society for Visual Anthropology, American Anthropological Association

Lolis Helps "Tremé" Series
Faubourg Tremé Will Air On PBS Stations Feburary 2009
We are happy to announce that the Faubourg Tremé documentary will be offered to PBS stations throughout the country during Black History Month, February 2009. You can help by telling your local PBS affiliate that you want to see it aired in your town. Get The Directors' Cut

The PBS version of the film is edited to fit the television hour at 54 minutes. You can still order the whole 68 minute version here. Hurry, the holidays are coming. Give a meaningful and unique present for all the special people on your list!

Ways to Help
Make a pot of red beans and host a screening in your home.

Have a list of volunteer opportunities available for your friends.Call or email your local PBS station affiliate and urge them to "take the PBS Plus satellite feed" of Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Olreans on and around January 29th for a February 2009 (Black History Month) broadcast.

Encourage your university or organization to contact the filmmakers to present the film and give a talk at their next special event.Purchase the film for your former high school, your local community center, church and/or library.
Buy the film and give it to family, friends, and colleagues who still wonder why New Orleans matters.

This film is a co-production of Serendipity Films, LLC, Independent Television Services (ITVS), WYES-TV-12 New Orleans, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). Major funding for this program was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, State of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, The Ford Foundation, Southern Humanities Media Fund, Open Society Institute, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities & many other kind people and organizations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am happy to praise this worthy documentary, but I did not write the quote attributed to me above. For one thing there is no greenlight on HBO's "Treme" project beyond the pilot so I would not reference it in regard to this documentary. But more importantly, I would never be so unnecessarilrily self-referential in praising others' work.

Please be so go good as to remove as I'm not accustomed to having others put words in my mouth.
I am happy to substitute a quote of praise that is accurate and genuine given the opportunity.

David Simon
Baltimore, MD.