BURNAWAY and Public Acts of Art present a screening of four short films and artist talk from New Orleans’s own COURT 13 film collective.
Never before screened in Atlanta, the 50-minute program offers a unique look into the vital role of community-based art in New Orleans’ ever-continuing rebuilding process post-Katrina: Court 13 explores what it takes to maintain and even dare celebrate one’s identity in the face of insurmountable disaster – namely, community, faith, and recklessness.
As part of the ongoing dialogue in Atlanta about the south’s vision of itself and the spread of art amongst its cities, Court 13’s Sundance-acclaimed work is an important voice for truly independent, grassroots filmmaking and for New Orleans’ survivor mentality.
Following the screening, GSU film professor and Peripheral Visions director Niklas Vollmer will lead a brief discussion with Court 13 member Josh Ente about the films and their fit into a larger picture of independent filmmaking in Atlanta and the south. We hope by facilitating this latest exchange of neighboring art and artists, we can further define our own artistic identities in Atlanta and share them thoughtfully across the region and beyond.
$5 admission, food and beer available
Thanks to our community sponsors!
Six Feet Under
Sweet Auburn BBQ
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Sunday, July 24 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Arts Exchange
750 Kalb Street Southeast
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