Friday, Jul 20, 7-8:30 PM

Picturing Us Film Series: The Sons of Tennessee Williams

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

In conjunction with the exhibition Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories, NOMA presents six documentary films exploring the people and places that make New Orleans home. The films will be screened as part of Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Friday, July 6, 7 pm: Tchoupitoulas Friday, July 20, 7 pm: The Sons of Tennessee Williams Friday, July 27, 7 pm: Mr. Cao Goes to Washington Friday, August 3, 6 pm: Prejudice and Pride Friday, August 10, 7 pm: Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together Friday, August 17, 7 pm: By Invitation Only ABOUT THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS The Sons of Tennessee Williams tells the story of New Orleans gay Mardi Gras across five decades and explores the intersection of Carnival and the gay rights movement. Starting in 1959, groups of gay men began discreetly to charter social clubs called krewes, transforming the momentary license and briefly relaxed laws during Mardi Gras into public explosions of an underground culture. Documentarian Tim Wolff parallels these elaborate tableaux balls with the emerging struggle for gay rights in New Orleans and the nation, chronicling an important social history that has gone largely untold. (2011 | Not rated | 1 hour, 20 minutes) Watch the trailer: