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IAP 2006 Activity

New Orleans: A History in Film
Christopher Capozzola
Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 50 participants.
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

This series is both a tribute to New Orleans's central place in American culture and an opportunity to analyze how the city has figured in America's imagination. You don't need to love jazz, Marlon Brando, or even vampires to enjoy these films. Join the MIT community in learning more about the musical, dramatic, and literary history of a great American city that needs everyone's ongoing interest and support as it rebuilds both its culture and its infrastructure. Screenings will be preceded by short introductions by a member of the History Faculty, and followed by discussion.
Contact: Christopher Capozzola, E51-180, x2-4960, capozzol@mit.edu
Sponsor: History

Jazz (2001), Episode 1: Gumbo
Christopher Capozzola
A screening of the first episode of Ken Burns's documentary Jazz, which traces the origins of jazz in the history of turn-of-the-century New Orleans.
Tue Jan 17, 07-10:00pm, 4-237

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Christopher Capozzola
The film version of Tennessee Williams's acclaimed play, set in World War II-era New Orleans. Starring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, and Kim Hunter.
Wed Jan 18, 07-10:00pm, 2-105

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Christopher Capozzola
The Vampire Lestat returns from 18th-century New Orleans in this film version of the popular Anne Rice novel.
Thu Jan 19, 07-10:00pm, 4-231
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