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New Summer Film Series Comes to Orpheum Honoring Leah Chase

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New Orleans Film Society is bringing a Summer Film Series to Orpheum Theater! A free summer experience to kick off their upcoming 30th New Orleans Film Festival in October.

Opening night is Thursday, June 27 and will be showing two documentaries honoring legendary New Orleans chefs, Leah Chase and Ella Brennan. The first documentary, Chasing Dreams: A Leah Chase Story will be shown as a celebration of the recent loss of Leah Chase and her legacy to New Orleans. 

Showings will be on July 10th, July 25th, and August 8th with award-winning films from New Orleans Film Festival history. Here are the showings and the times:

CHASING DREAMS: A LEAH CHASE STORY
Thursday, June 27th, 7:00 PM, doors at 6:30 PM, Orpheum Theater

immediately followed by
ELLA BRENNAN: COMMANDING THE TABLE

BAYOU MAHARAJAH
Wednesday, July 10th, 7:00 PM, doors at 6:30 PM, Orpheum Theater

GIRLS TRIP
Thursday, July 25th, 7:00 PM, doors at 6:30 PM, Orpheum Theater

DOWN BY LAW
Thursday, August 8th, 7:00 PM, doors at 6:30 PM, Orpheum Theater

Admission is free to the public for all showings. Become a member of the New Orleans Film Society and get $100 off an all-access pass for New Orleans Film Festival. Also, members can enjoy an exclusive screening of The Last Black Man in San Fransisco at Prytania Theater on Wednesday, June 19. 

Check out our exclusive interview with New Orleans Film Society here. 

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