Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 12 AM

Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South through Film

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Getting there
925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA

Join us for a three part film and conversation series co-organized by The New Orleans Film Society and Ogden Museum of Southern Art titled “PLACE OVER TIME: Perspectives on the South through Film ” showcasing three films by Southern filmmakers with different perspectives on the Southern experience. Screenings will be held at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, located at 925 Camp Street. Admission to "Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South Through Film" is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation. Limited seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. FILM SCREENINGS: November 5: Burning Cane December 5: Hands on a Hardbody January 9: Sherman's March To become a member of the New Orleans Film Society, visit To become a member of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, visit FILM DESCRIPTIONS BURNING CANE Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Dir. Phillip Youmans | Narrative Feature | USA | 2019 | 1h 18m Trailer: Synopsis: “The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear?” Religion is at the heart of Burning Cane, ever-present beneath the surface of its characters’ lives as they navigate their vices. Headstrong matriarch Helen Wayne takes in her son as he struggles with alcoholism while raising her grandson. Helen reflects on her relationship with her family, her Pastor (Wendell Pierce), and her God in this multidimensional meditation on life in rural Louisiana. Phillip Youmans delicately balances beauty, faith, and toxicity in his directorial debut, which won him the Founders Prize at Tribeca. Youmans is the youngest and only African American director to win the prestigious award, but don’t let his age fool you—Burning Cane flows with maturity and grace. HANDS ON A HARD BODY Thursday, December 5, 2019 Dir. S.R. Bindler | Documentary Feature | USA | 1997 | 1h 38m Trailer: Synopsis: Before the dominance of reality television, this documentary about a competition to win a hardbody truck in a small Texas town is one of the most enduring and charming portraits of Southern life during the mid-90s. It spawned a Broadway musical and a feature screenplay from acclaimed director Robert Altman. SHERMAN’S MARCH Thursday, January 9, 2020 Director Ross McElwee in attendance. Dir. Ross McElwee | Documentary Feature | USA | 1985 | 2h 37m Trailer: Synopsis: Documentarian Ross McElwee originally set out to make a travelogue of sorts tracing General William T. Sherman's infamous scorched-earth march through the Confederacy in the latter stages of the Civil War. Instead, haunted by a recent breakup with a girlfriend, McElwee ends up documenting his progress – or lack thereof – in starting a new relationship. His journey then becomes one of self-reflection and self-discovery rather than a historical/sociological exploration.