The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced that the New Orleans-filmed, C’mon C’mon from Academy Award®-nominated writer-director Mike Mills and A24 will be presented as the Opening Weekend Gala at the 32nd New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) on Saturday, November 6, 7:30 PM at the Orpheum Theatre with Mike Mills in attendance. The festival announced all 170 films in its competition lineup last week. More programming announcements, including Spotlight Films and Filmmaker Conference, will follow in the coming weeks. Festival passes are available to purchase at neworleansfilmfestival.org, and individual tickets will go on sale on October 26 for the general public.
C’mon C’mon is a delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, and Woody Norman, the film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, and continues to screen at Film Festivals across the country.
“It’s always exciting for us to showcase work that was made in New Orleans,” said Clint Bowie, Artistic Director of the New Orleans Film Society, “and this one is particularly special for the way it involved the New Orleans community in the story-building of the film. We’ve been long admirers of Mike Mills’s work, and are thrilled to celebrate this new film with something of a homecoming screening during the festival.”
In celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the festival and the Opening Weekend Gala of C’mon C’mon, NOFS invites festival All Access Passholders to walk the red carpet with director Mike Mills in attendance and join the NOFF Opening Weekend Red Carpet Party, open for All Access Passholders only on Saturday, November 6, outside the Orpheum Theatre, from 5-7PM.
C’mon C’mon | dir. Mike Mills | 2021 | USA | 108 min.
Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills.
HOW TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL?
Individual tickets for in-person screenings November 5-14 and virtual viewing November 5-21 will be available to book by NOFS members and NOFF passholders on October 19, and will be available for the general public on October 26 at neworleansfilmfestival.org
In-person screenings at The Prytania Theatre, The Broad Theater sponsored by Film New Orleans, The Orpheum Theater, and The Broadside will be held between November 5-14, screening schedule will be announced on October 6.
Festival-goers can purchase an All Access Pass, good for all in-person screenings and NOFF Virtual Cinema screenings, or purchase individual tickets for each screening.
NOFF Virtual Cinema will be running between November 5-21, offering all 160+ films in the festival lineup! Film lovers can buy a Virtual Pass or a Virtual Household Pass to watch all films in the lineup throughout the festival; a Six Film Pass to watch any six films virtually or in-person or buy individual tickets for each virtual screening. Students and Teachers get a deep discount on the All Access Pass!
New Orleans Film Society members get up to $50 off of passes, $5 off of in-person screening tickets, and $2 off of NOFF Virtual Cinema tickets. Become a member today and save here.
For in-person screenings, guests will need to show a vaccination card or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event date. Masks will be required for all members of the public, staff, and volunteers regardless of vaccination status at all festival screenings and events. Advance ticket reservations are highly encouraged; all transactions will be contactless; cash or check payments won’t be accepted–– acceptable forms of payment include credit and debit cards, and Apple and Google Pay. Click here for more details.
SUPPORT FOR THE 32nd NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL COMES FROM…
The 32nd New Orleans Film Festival’s Marquee sponsors include WarnerMedia; Film New Orleans and City of New Orleans; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Louisiana Entertainment; and Second Line Stages.
Producing level sponsors include The Helis Foundation. Premiere Trade sponsors are Panavision + Light Iron; Keslow Camera; and Element.
The New Orleans Advocate – Times-Picayune is the festival’s Signature Media Sponsor.
Media partners include 4WWL TV, ANTIGRAVITY Magazine, The Louisiana Weekly, New Orleans Magazine, Burnaway Magazine, OffBeat Media, Telemundo New Orleans, WWNO, and WGSO.
New Orleans Film Society and the 32nd New Orleans Film Festival is supported by grants from the Ford Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; a WarnerMedia Arts & Culture grant funded by the AT&T Foundation; Perspective Fund; the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts, and administered by Arts Council New Orleans; Greater New Orleans Foundation LGBTQ Fund; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation; the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Louisiana Culture Fund; and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for Louisiana Culture Care Fund grants has been administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) and provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.