The 19 Oct 2022

City of a million dreams : a history of new Orleans at Year 300

Séance en présence du réalisateur, Jason Berry, de la co-productrice, Simonette Berry, de la directrice artistique et chorégraphe Monique Moss.

  • Membres de l’équipe :
    Réalisateur, producteur, scénariste : Jason Berry
    Producteur exécutif : Bernard (Biff) Pettingill
    Monteur, scénariste, co-producteur : Tim Watson
    Co-productrice, UPM, concepteur production, scénariste : Simonette Berry
    Directeur de la photographie : Harris Done
    Narrateur, compositeur ; études de jazz, Université Xavier : Dr. Michael White
    Producteur associé ; journaliste indépendant et blogueur, Gambit Weekly : Deb Cotton
    Mixeur/enregistreur de son : George Ingmire
    Partition Compositeur : Jay Weigel
    Congo Square Directeur créatif : Monique Moss
    Congo Square Directeur musical et chorégraphe : Titos Sompas
    Président du Black Men of Labor : Fred Johson

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  • Place:   Salle de cinéma
  • TimeSlots:
    The Wednesday 19 October 2022 from 19:00 to 21:00
  • Public:   Tous publics
  • Categorie : Cinéma
  • Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)

  • As part of:   Always for pleasure !
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Today, as they have for more than a century, New Orleans jazz funerals and Sunday second line parades absorb the pain of death and the legacy of racism, soaring to the transcendent joy of rebirth. In the documentary CITY OF A MILLION DREAMS, filmed by director Jason Berry over more than 20 years, a violent storm and a parade shooting plunge the subjects, clarinetist Dr. Michael White and culture carrier Deb "Big Red" Cotton, into a search for the city’s soul. The film has screened at the Heartland International Film Festival, the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival, the Sarasota Film Festival, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the New Orleans Film Festival, and at Visions of the Black Experience in Sarasota; and has had many community and educational screenings. For more info, visit or write us at As the film launches, four recent reviews tell more: "New film offers a portrait of New Orleans, told through its unique jazz funerals" in the Washington Post: "New film uses jazz funerals as prisms reflecting, or refracting, the joyous soul of New Orleans" in the Washington Examiner: "‘City of a Million Dreams’ Chronicles the Dangers and Mystic Pleasures of Living on the Threshold" in the Bayou Brief: "A New Doc Shines a Loving Light on the New Orleans Jazz Funeral" in the Daily Beast: Director Jason Berry shares his insights on making the film, and on Congo Square today, in the Daily Beast:
2:46 min

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