By FUN staff
January 18, 2013
The New Orleans Film Festival runs through Thursday, Oct. 18. In its 23rd year, the festival is presenting dozens of features and short films.
Screenings will take place at various New Orleans area locations, including the Prytania Theatre, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, the Contemporary Arts Center and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Filmmakers will attend many of the screenings.
The festival closes at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Prytania Theatre with The Sessions and The Iceman. Both films are based on true stories.
The Sessions, starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes, won a special jury award and an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Iceman tells the story of Richard Kuklinski, a family man who’s also a killer-for-hire. Partly filmed in Shreveport, it stars Michael Shannon, James Franco, Chris Evans, Benicio del Toro and Winona Ryder.
Tickets are on sale at the festival headquarters box office at the CAC, 900 Camp St., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. During the festival, individual venue box offices will open one hour prior to the first screening of that day at that venue. Information is available at (504) 309-6633. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets online see http://www.neworleansfilmsociety.org/festival.