The Infiltrators

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 6:30pm – Opening Night Film

The Broad Theater

The-Infiltrators

Undocumented youth - DREAMers - deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center. Documentary. Directed by Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera. 93 minutes.

*Directors and guests from New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice present for screening.

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What Is Democracy?

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Friday, March 22, 6:30pm - What Is Democracy?

The Broad Theater

What-is-Democracy

Spanning millennia and continents, from capitalism’s roots to racism and class warfare in the United States. Featuring Cornel West, Angela Davis, Silvia Federici, Aja Monet, and more. Documentary. Directed by Astra Taylor. 107 minutes.

*Post-screening discussion featuring Norris Henderson and Checo Yancy of Voice Of The Experienced.

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The Feeling of Being Watched & After/Life

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Friday, March 22, 9:15pm, The Feeling of Being Watched & After/Life

The Broad Theater

The-Feeling-of-Being-Watched

A journalist investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago and uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on the community. Documentary. Directed by Assia Boundaoui. 87 minutes.

*After/Life Director Puck Lo, The Feeling of Being Watched Co-Executive Producer Christina Abraham, and New Orleans Muslim community organizer Jenny Yanez present for post-screening discussion.

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What Walaa Wants & The Crossing

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 12:00pm – The Crossing & What Walaa Wants

The Broad Theater

What-Walaa-Wants

The Crossing – A brother and sister arrive at a checkpoint, seeking to visit their grandfather. Drama. Directed by Ameen Nayfeh. 11 minutes.

- What Walaa Wants – Raised in a West Bank refugee camp while her mother was in prison, Walaa is determined to join the Palestinian Security Forces. Documentary. Directed by Christy Garland. 89 minutes.

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A Talk: Don't You Call Her No Tramp

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Don't You Call Her No Tramp: Reclaiming The Erotic Innovations of Betty Davis, A Talk by Danielle Maggio.

Saturday, March 23, 2 PM, at the Neighborhood Story Project, 2202 Lapeyrouse St

reissued funk_side1

 

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Crime+Punishment

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2:15pm – Crime+Punishment

The Broad Theater

Crime-And-Punishment

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I Am Not A Witch

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 5:00pm – I Am Not A Witch

The Broad Theater

I-am-not-a-Witch

*Post-screening discussion with Zambian artist and filmmaker, Mayaba Liebenthal.

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New Queer Stories

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 7:00pm – New Queer Stories

The Broad Theater

Happy-Birthday-Marsha

Patois Film Festival 2019 celebrates queer voices and stories with a selection of five short films by queer and trans people of color.

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Mr. Gay Syria

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2:30pm – Mr. Gay Syria

The Broad Theater

Mr-Gay-Syria

Two gay Syrian refugees try to join Mr. Gay World, an international beauty contest. Documentary. Directed by Ayse Toprak. 84 Minutes.

 

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Touki Bouki: PATOIS Retrospective

2019Festival patois Mar 21, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 4:30pm – Touki Bouki:  PATOIS Retrospective

The Broad Theater

Touki-Bouki

The fractured efforts of two lovers to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of Paris. A 1973 classic of African Cinema. Fiction. Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. 84 Minutes.

*Post-screening discussion with writer Kristina Kay Robinson and artist kai lumumba barrow.

*This program contains a scene of violence and animal cruelty.

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Closing Film: Betty They Say I'm Different

2019Festival admin Mar 21, 2019

Sunday, March, 24, 7:00pm, The Broad Theater

Sunday, March 24, 10:00pm, The Ace Hotel

Betty-They-Say-Im-Different

 

A profile of explosive 1970’s funk pioneer Betty Davis, who changed the landscape of music for female artists in America. Documentary. Directed by Philip Cox. 52 minutes.

*Post-screening conversation between historian and researcher Melissa A. Weber, aka DJ Soul Sister, with ethnomusicology scholar Danielle Maggio, an associate producer of the film.

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