New Orleans venues host indie film fest

Timecode:NOLA Indie Film Fest FF 2 runs Wednesday through Sept. 22. Timecode:nola, a nonprofit organization composed of New Orleans area filmmakers, bills the festival as a celebration of cinema in New Orleans and throughout the world.

Highlights include:

“Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip,” screens at 9 p.m. Wednesday at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St.

Clifton, the lounge comedian character created by the late Andy Kaufman, will appear at the screening and participate in a question-and-answer session. The film marks the 25th anniversary of Clifton’s first show following Kaufman’s death in 1984.

“Breakin’ LA,” screening at 8 p.m. Thursday at Mimi’s, 2601 Royal St. This documentary follows a group of German bicyclists as they get a street-level look at Los Angeles during a 12-day bike ride through this especially auto-oriented city. The screening will open with a short film, “Spare Change,” by New Orleans director Jason Affolder.

Super 8 One Reel screenings, 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at One Eyed Jacks, featuring a collection of short pieces shot on Super 8 film, accompanied by live piano. New Orleans comedian Chris Trew will play host for these films created by local filmmakers for the festival.

The Skateboard Film Fest, screens at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Den of Muses, 42 Architect St. A showcase of skate videos, plus panels and networking for skaters, shooters and fans.

“Humidity” world premiere at 9 p.m. Sept. 21 at One Eyed Jacks. This second Timecode:NOLA joint-picture project is another feature film consisting of short films by local filmmakers. This year’s theme is humidity and such accompanying things as flaring tempers, crime and love. Last year’s joint project, “Where Y’at?,” an exploration of street corners and neighborhoods, has screened throughout the world.

Timecode:NOLA also is presenting an open call for New Orleans home movies at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade St. A panel of experts will screen the submitted footage for historical and cultural value. Selected footage will be placed in an archive available for free noncommercial use by documentary filmmakers, scholars and the general public.

For more information and a complete schedule for Timecode:NOLA Independent Film Festival 2’s nearly 30 events, see the website.