The year, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers with the New Orleans Film Festival have been forced to adapt to the “new normal” and have decided to screen the majority of its lineup on a virtual cinema, offering its audiences the opportunity to stream more than 160 films online.

We think this is a spectacular and innovative idea that will allow a much broader audience the opportunity to watch a collection of independent features and documentaries, many of which were either filmed right here in Louisiana or were created, directed, acted, and produced by Louisiana talent to a much wider audience.

To that end, during the next week, the Bayou Brief will publish a series of reviews of films that caught our attention. Film critic Bill Arceneaux, who is “Rotten Tomatoes-certified,” will write the bulk of our reviews, including a review of the film he considers to be the festival’s very best, and publisher Lamar White, Jr. will share his reviews of the festival’s Louisiana Short Documentary selections and a feature-length documentary about a trio of famous civil rights lawsuits in the 1960s involving notorious segregationist Leander Perez.

Stay tuned.

Here’s a rundown of ticket tiering and pricing,

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