Multi-disciplinary Arts Center - 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
(504) 827-5858 www.zeitgeistinc.net
Mon, Wed & Fri, November 17, 19, & 21 @ 5:30 p.m. matinees
ANITA O’DAY: THE LIFE OF A JAZZ SINGER
by Robbie Cavolina & Ian McCrudden
The film is an intimate portrait of the “Jezebel of Jazz”, the maverick jazz vocalist Anita O’Day, a self-professed "song-stylist" and rightly known as one of the greatest jazz divas of all time. Filmmakers Robbie Cavolina and Ian McCrudden have devoted four years in order to perfectly capture O’Day’s seven decade following her career from the early days singing alongside the likes of Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge, Stan Kenton, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael through her many great adversities which she fought to overcome; a 20-year heroin and alcohol addiction, several failed marriages, abortions and arrests and finally, her last-hurrah album, completed just before the singer’s 2006 death at age 87. 90 mins.
Tues, Thurs & Sat, November 18, 20 & 22 @ 5:30 p.m. matinees
GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON
by Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney
A probing look into the uncanny life of national treasure and gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. A fast moving, wildly entertaining documentary, the film addresses the major touchstones in Thompson’s life—his intense and ill fated relationship with the Hell’s Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen in 1970, the notorious story behind the landmark Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his deep involvement in Senator George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, and much more. Narrated by Johnny Depp. 120 mins.