NOLAsynchroniCITY – Cutting Loose
Please join us for NOLAsynchroniCITY, a new monthly film series featuring the extraordinary culture of New Orleans and our Louisiana heritage. The films are screened at 8:00pm and 10:00pm on Sunday nights at Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant. Filmmakers will be available for questions in between screenings. Admission FREE.
CUTTING LOOSE by Susan Todd & Andrew Young
New Orleans is a city where reality often takes a back seat to fantasy – where a stripper can become a Queen and a poor black man, a regal Indian chief. In this film we become intimate with a diverse handful of New Orleanians – rich, poor, black, white, gay, straight, sheltered and streetwise – for whom Mardi Gras is the ultimate fantasy. Through spontaneous verite scenes, we experience the passionate ordeal these people go through to cut loose during Mardi Gras. Generously spiced with music and humor, Cutting Loose is a veritable gumbo pot of unforgettable characters on an outrageous journey of transformation during this uniquely American ritual. (1996, 90 minutes)