13 2024

Museum of Southern Jewish Experience-Film Screening

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 818 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113


Contact Lizzi Meister

$ Cost $ 10.00

There will be a screening of this searing and haunting exploration of the uniquely New Orleanian tradition of the jazz funeral. The feature-length documentary City of a Million Dreams follows Jewish writer and videographer Deb Cotton, a chronicler of the parading club culture spawned by the legacy of funerals with music, and prolific clarinetist Michael White, renowned for playing “the widow’s wail” in sorrowful dirges. When Hurricane Katrina hit, White lost everything in the catastrophic flooding. In his struggle to rebuild, White became an everyman, embodying the resurrection spirit of jazz funerals. Deb and Michael take us on a journey into the city’s past, searching for answers in the face of tragedies both present and past. This screening includes a talk by local filmmaker Jason Berry.

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