MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
New Orleans Film Festival has added 5 more films to the 2013 lineup including the US premiere of the new film VISITORS from acclaimed director Godfrey Reggio. Other new films include NEBRASKA, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, and KILL YOUR DARLINGS. The 24th annual New Orleans Film Festival will take place October 10-17, 2013.
VISITORS, the U.S. premiere of acclaimed director Godfrey Reggio’s newest film. Best known for his celebrated Qatsi trilogy (including Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi), Reggio, a New Orleans native, shot some of the film in the New Orleans area. Similar to the Qatsi films, Visitors has no dialogue but features a rich score composed by his collaborator Philip Glass.
NEBRASKA, the latest picture from Oscar-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants). Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival (where Bruce Dern won the Best Actor Award), Nebraska is about a father (Dern) and son (Will Forte) who trek from Montana to Nebraska to claim prize money.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, the film version of Tracy Letts’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play of the same name. The film features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Juliette Lewis.
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, based on the 1994 book Long Walk to Freedom from former South African president Nelson Mandela. Fresh from its premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Mandela stars Idris Elba, who is already creating awards buzz around his powerful performance.
KILL YOUR DARLINGS, about a little-known homicide involving Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs. The film, directed by first-time feature director John Krokidas, stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ginsberg and also features Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster, David Cross, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and will be released theatrically following the New Orleans Film Festival.