You are invited to the first and only screening of the award winning short film, Mr. Okra Wednesday, October 5th in the NOMA Sculpture Garden. For those of you who don’t know, this is the little film that could…Mr. Okra was an official selection of the Sundance and
Cannes film festivals and won awards at the Austin, NY Food, Dallas and Nashville film festivals. Please join us for what promises to be a great night…and Mr. Okra himself will be there!
See more about the film here: www.nomdeguerre.tv
See invite here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171756262907775
Wednesday, October 5 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm
The Young Leadership Council, One Book One New Orleans, and the New Orleans Film Society present a movie night in the NOMA Sculpture Garden!
Character and characters: “Nine Lives”, like New Orleans, is filled with both. Join us for a celebration of all of the above, and all things New Orleans, as One Book teams up with the New Orleans Film Society to bring you a night of free New Orleans films on the big screen under the starr…y skies of the Sculpture Garden!
Opening Short: “Mr. Okra,” the award-winning documentary about everyone’s favorite food truck before food trucks became food trucks. Art, passion, community, food: Mr. Okra is New Orleans. http://nomdeguerre.tv/news.html
Feature Film: “From The Mouthpiece On Back,” the touching, tough, and not-to-be-missed documentary about the To Be Continued Brass Band as they found their sound and soul once again after Hurricane Katrina. http://fromthemouthpieceonback.com/
**SPECIAL GUESTS: “Mr. Okra” Executive Producers andre’ jones and george “hutch” hutchinson, Director tg herrington, and…
******MR. OKRA HIMSELF!*******
The main gates of the sculpture garden will open to the public at 6:30, for those who’d like to experience it prior to the films.
Brennan’s Restaurant will sell refreshments, beer and wine. Please – no outside food or drink.
Bring a blanket, bring a buddy and be ready for an extraordinary, only-in-NOLA night.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Suggested donation: one paperback book (no violence/graphic on the cover) for donation to our partners Louisiana Books2Prisoners, to help fight illiteracy in the prison system.