“BAYOU MAHARAJAH: THE TRAGIC GENIUS OF JAMES BOOKER”: Local filmmaker Lily Keber interviewed friends and admirers of New Orleans pianist James Booker for the documentary. Dr. John, actor, pianist and singer Hugh Laurie and Booker’s now famous piano student, Harry Connick Jr., discuss Booker’s brilliance. Showing exclusively at Chalmette Movies.
“FURY”: In April 1945, as the Allies make their final surge against Nazi Germany, a battle-toughened U.S. Army sergeant nicknamed ‘War- daddy’ commands a Sherman tank and its five-man crew on a dangerous mission. Brad Pitt leads a cast including Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood and Michael Pena.
“THE BOOK OF LIFE”: This animated fantasy-adventure tells the story of Manobo, a troubled dreamer and hero who embarks upon a journey through magical, mythical worlds. Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate and Ice Cube star.
“THE BEST OF ME”: Based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks, “The Best of Me” is the story of Dawson and Amanda, former high school sweethearts who rediscover each other after 20 years apart. Their bittersweet reunion reignites a love they’ve never forgotten, but the same forces that drove them apart years before conspire to do so again. Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden star.
“BJ Ö RK – BIOPHILIA LIVE”: In this feature-length concert film, Icelandic singer Björk performs songs from her eighth album, accompanied by visuals provided by an international group of designers. Showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Thursday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
“WHEN BJ Ö RK MET ATTENBOROUGH”: Fans of each other’s work, Icelandic singer Björk and veteran British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough discuss their mutual love for music and the natural world. Author and professor of neurology and psychiatry Oliver Sacks also explains the beneficial effects music has on the brain. Tilda Swinton narrates. Showing at 5:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.