March 26 – April 5, 2009
This year, PATOIS will be better than ever. More than 50 films, 8 world premieres, 20 filmmakers presenting their films, food provided by at least six different New Orleans restaurants, workshops, panels, and live performances by local and national musicians at venues around the city, as well as out in the streets!
Complete information about our programming is available online at patoisfilmfest.org, and programs are available at spots all around New Orleans.
We have discounted and free tickets available for youth, and for others who might not otherwise be able to afford tickets. For more information, please write .
SOME OF THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS:
Thursday, March 26
Opening Night Film
7:00pm American Violet
Canal Place Landmark Cinema, 333 Canal Street
Filmed in New Orleans, the film confronts racial profiling through the inspiring story of a 24-year-old African American single mother living in a small Texas town who chooses to fight the local district attorney and the unyielding criminal justice system he represents. Starring Nicole Beharie, Academy Award nominees Michael O’Keefe and Alfre Woodard, plus Tim Blake Nelson, Charles S. Dutton and Xzibit. Director Tim Disney will present the film and answer questions.