Saturday, Jul 13, 2-4 PM

Artist’s Choice Film Series: Sidewalk Stories

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA

Bodies of Knowledge brings together ten international contemporary artists to reflect on the role that language plays in archiving and asserting our cultural identities. In conjunction with this exhibition, NOMA will be screening movies selected by these artists that reflect their inspirations, interests, and ideals. Artist’s Choice Film Series Saturday, June 29, 2 pm | Adriana Corral selects The Constant Gardener (2005 | Rated R | 2 hours, 8 minutes) Saturday, July 13, 2 pm  | Garrett Bradley selects Sidewalk Stories (1989 | Rated R | 1 hour, 37 minutes) Saturday, August 17, 2 pm  | Manon Bellet selects La Jetée (1962 | Not rated | 28 minutes) Saturday, September 14, 2 pm | Mahmoud Chouki selects Whatever Lola Wants (2007 | Not rated | 1 hour, 55 minutes) Saturday, October 5,  5 pm | Edward Spots selects Fame (1980 | Rated R |  2 hours, 14 minutes) ABOUT SIDEWALK STORIES In this almost entirely silent film, a homeless artist (Charles Lane) is forced to play surrogate parent when the father of a young girl (Nicole Alysia) is murdered. Taking the child into the depths of the slums that he calls home, the artist keeps the little girl healthy and happy while doing his best to search for her living relatives. As the artist and the child venture through the streets together, they meet a strange assortment of characters while slowly developing an intimate friendship. Ultimately the artist winds up in a horse-drawn chase of the murderers.