This weekend, I'll be heading off to the New Orleans Film Festival to join the crew of Bible Quiz to support their screenings there. As you might recall, I first saw the film at Slamdance, and had the chance to spend some time with them in the bitter cold. A few months later, I was lucky to be able to bring the film to the Festival I program for. It was the rare occasion where programming didn't just expand my rolodex so much as it saw me make new friends.
Imagine my surprise to get the invitation to come out to the Festival this weekend! I've never been to New Orleans before, and we're planning to do a fair bit of exploration (and eating, eating, eating) in addition to seeing as many films as possible. While I've been to my share of Festivals for my job, I'm particularly excited to be attending a Festival with a film's team, which is a first for me. I'm looking forward to pitching in however I can!
At this point, I'm not entirely sure if I'll be posting each day a la the Tales from Park City or SmackDance columns, or if I'll tackle everything in a big wrap-up post when I get home next week. There will definitely be tons of pictures!
If you've been to New Orleans and have favorite places to visit, leave a comment and let me know!