"Marriage Story" will open the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival

New Orleans Film Festival Adds Centerpiece and Opening Night Films

The New Orleans Film Society announced there to be ten new films added to the 30th New Orleans Film Festival lineup. Waves, directed by Trey Edward Schults and starring New Orleans native Kelvin Harrison Jr., will join Burning Cane as one of two centerpiece films. Marriage Story, directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, will be the opening night film. 

The festival will open October 16th and close October 23rd. Of the announced films, Marriage Story won the Runner-Up Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Spotlight Film Clemency, directed by Chinonye Chukwu, won the 2019 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

Six more spotlight films were announced: Troop Zero, shot in Louisiana and directed by Bert & Bertie; The Truth (La Vérité) starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, and Ethan Hawke; Honey Boy directed by Alma Har’el and starring and written by Shia LaBeouf; The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne; “Motherless Brooklyn” directed by and starring Edward Norton; and “The Report” directed by Scott Z. Burns, starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening.

Starting September 23rd at noon, pass holders and NOFS members will be able to reserve individual tickets. The public can buy individual screening tickets on September 30th. Passes start at $60 for students and go up to $340 for the All Access Pass. However, pass holders still have to reserve their seats to see a screening.

All Access Pass holders get priority tickets to all screenings, access to the XRM Media VIP Lounge and a party every night of the festival. The Weekender Pass offers the same benefits as the All Access Pass from Friday, October 17th through Sunday, October 19th. The Six Film Pass gives you six film screening reservations. The Student Pass gives access to all festival screenings and the Saturday night party. You can purchase tickets and/or passes here and the festival lineup can be seen here.