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New Orleans Film Festival Returns to In-Person Screenings

November 11, 2021
By: Fritz Esker

The New Orleans Film Festival kicked off the 2021 fest on Saturday night, November 6, with an in-person screening of C'mon C'mon at the Orpheum Theater.

Joaquin Phoenix plays a radio journalist who ends up caring for his nephew while his sister deals with a personal crisis. Their time together involves a trip from Los Angeles to New York and New York to New Orleans.

The film's writer/director Mike Mills (an Oscar nominee for 20th Century Women's screenplay) was in attendance and spoke before the screening. He thanked New Orleans for its hospitality and singled out the local child actors who appeared in his film (Phoenix's character is working on a project where he interviews children across the country about their hopes and fears for the future). Mills called New Orleans "a city of relationships."

C'mon C'mon will open in local theaters later this month. The film festival continues with in-person screenings until the 14th and virtual screenings until the 21st.

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