The New Orleans Film Society’s filmOrama, an annual showcase of international contemporary cinema in its sixth year, will take place Friday, May 29, through Thursday, June 4, at the Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St.
The seven-day spring film festival features 13 narrative films and six documentaries. Selections include such film festival favorites as “The Wolfpack,” “Kumiko the Treasure Hunter,” “The Tribe” and “White God.”
FilmOrama also will feature newly restored classics, including Orson Welles’ film-noir project form 1958, “Touch of Evil,” the Maysles brothers documentary “Grey Gardens” and the re-released 1992 debut film debut from Taiwanese writer-director Ming-liang Tsai, “Rebels of the Neon God.”
Tickets are on sale at the Prytania Theatre box office and website and also available online at http://neworleansfilmsociety.org by clicking on individual films.
“DO I SOUND GAY”? After breaking up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe takes a journey of self-discovery during which he confronts his anxiety about “sounding gay.” 4:15 p.m. May 30
“GREY GARDENS”: This recently restored 1976 documentary by the documentary masters the Maysles brothers tells the strange story of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale. Aristocrats who’ve fallen into poverty and seclusion in the eccentric mother and daughter pair dwelled in a crumbling mansion in East Hampton, New York. Showing at 2 p.m. May 30 and 1:45 p.m. June 1.
“IRIS”: Albert Maysles (“Grey Gardens”) documents Iris Apfel, the witty, flamboyant 93-year-old style icon who has been part of New York’s fashion scene for decades. Producer Laura Coxson will attend. Showing at 6 p.m. May 30, noon June 1 and 4 p.m. June 2.
“THE SALT OF THE EARTH”: This Oscar-nominated document features photographer Sebastião Salgado’s discoveries of pristine territories of fauna and flora and landscapes. Showing at 5 p.m. May 31.
“THE WINDING STREAM”: A film about the two great American musical families that were united by the marriage of country star Johnny Cash and Carter Family member June Carter. Director Beth Harrington will attend. Showing at noon May 31 and 2 p.m. June 2.
“THE WOLFPACK”: Isolated in a small New York City apartment, six brothers spent their childhood re-enacting their favorite movies. Showing at 8 p.m. May 31, 5:45 p.m. June 2 and 5 p.m. June 4.
“A PIGEON SAT ON A BENCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE”: In this dreamlike black comedy, hapless novelty salesmen Sam and Jonathan give a realistic and fantastic tour of the human condition. Showing 9:15 p.m. May 31 and 3:30 p.m. June 1.
“CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA”: Olivier Assayas directs Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz in a drama about an aging actress, her excellent assistant and the young actress who the older actress agrees to appear with in a play. Showing at 7 p.m. May 29, 4:30 p.m. June 3 and noon June 4.
“IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER”: Catherine Deneuve plays a casino owner in Nice who searchers for her missing daughter. Showing at 7 p.m. June 4.
“KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER”: In this dark comedic odyssey, Oscar-nominee Rinko Kikuchi plays Kumiko, a frustrated Japanese office worker whose imagination transcends her mundane life. Showing at 7:30 p.m. June 2 and 2:15 p.m. June 3.
“LA SAPIENZO”: A love story grows in the midst of architecture, artistic inspiration and emotion when an aging architect travels to Italy to research the life of 17th-century master architect Francesco Borromini. Showing at 2:45 p.m. May 31 and noon June 3.
“MANGLEHORN”: Al Pacino plays a reclusive small-town locksmith who’s never recovered from losing the love of his life. Showing at 7:30 p.m. May 31 and 2:30 p.m. June 4.
“REALITY”: Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite”) and Eric Wareheim (“Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”) star in this satire of Hollywood. Plot elements include a mysterious VHS tape, killer TVs and a giant rat. Showing at 9:30 p.m. May 30.
“REBELS OF THE NEON GOD”: In this re-release of the 1992 film debut by Taiwanese writer-director Ming-liang Tsai, an unhappy student becomes obsessed with a young thief. Showing 9:30 p.m. May 29 and 9:30 p.m. June 2.
“THREE HEARTS”: After a planned second romantic meeting between Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) and Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) doesn’t work out, the two of them return to their separate lives. Later, neither Marc nor Sylvie realizes that Marc’s new bride is Sylvie’s sister (Chiara Mastroianni). Showing at noon May 30 and noon June 2.
“TOUCH OF EVIL”: Orson Welles wrote and directed this 1958 film noir classic set on the Mexican border. Charlton Heston plays a drug enforcement agent and Welles co-stars as the local police captain. Marlene Dietrich and Janet Leigh co-star. Showing at 10 a.m. May 31 and 10 a.m. June 3.
“THE TRIBE”: In a Ukranian boarding school for the deaf, young Sergey quickly meets the tribe, a student gang that deals in crime and prostitution. He makes his way through the tribe hierarchy but ultimately rejects its rules. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Showing at 8:15 p.m. June 1 and 9:30 p.m. June 3.
“WHITE GOD”: A prize-winner at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, “White God” tells of indignities done to animals by humans. The film is also a metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. Showing at 7 p.m. June 3 and 9:30 p.m. June 4.
“WHITE SHADOW”: A disturbing look at the “albino hunting” trade. In Tanzania, an albino boy is on the run, hoping to escape witch doctors who use albino body parts in their supposed cures. Showing at 5:45 p.m. June 1.