Movies in the Garden returns! NOMA and the New Orleans Film Society are bringing a series of “Classic Cinema in the Garden,” beginning with Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious.
- 5 – 7 p.m.: Art on the Spot
- 5 – 7 p.m.: Music by Cindy Scott
- 7:30 p.m.: Film: Notorious
Food Vendors: Crepes a la Cart, La Cocinita, Rue Chow, & Green To Go NOLA
About Classic Cinema in the Garden
This outdoor film series in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden will focus on classic movies that represent some of the most highly regarded films from cinema’s “Golden Age” (1927-1963). These films, most of which were created through the Hollywood studio system, are marked by plots that progress through time in a linear way,are based on character driven action (in traditional three acts), and the continuity (or “invisible”) editing style. The style is “classical” because it is based on the classical principles of literature and art, those of balance and symmetry.
In Notorious, a brilliant allegory of love and betrayal, director Alfred Hitchcock fuses two of his favorite elements: suspense and romance. A beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by American agent Devlin (Cary Grant) to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex (Claude Rains, in an Oscar-nominated role). Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he's loved her all along. Deemed “the most elegant expression of the master’s visual style” by Roger Ebert, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
About Cindy Scott
Cindy Scott is a passionate, risk-taking heart-singer who isn't afraid to reveal her emotions in song. Cindy has walked a different path from the average jazz singer. Born and raised in a house full of music and musicians, she chose flute as her first instrument and went to LSU on a music scholarship. Uncertain about life as a
professional musician but positive she wanted to travel the world, Cindy got an MBA, learned to speak German and Spanish, and spent several years living and working abroad. During one of these stints she discovered jazz and began singing in the jazz cellars of Germany with local musicians. Cindy eventually found herself in Houston climbing the corporate ladder by day and playing jazz clubs by night. In 2005, she traded a successful business career for a life devoted to music and moved to New Orleans just months before Hurricane Katrina hit. She decided to return and complete her Masters in Music (Jazz Studies) from the University of New Orleans, a program founded by famed educator Ellis Marsalis and now led by guitar icon Steve Masakowski. She is now firmly rooted in the rich and diverse music scene of the Crescent City. Cindy has found a happy marriage between her straight-ahead roots and the musical gumbo that pervades New Orleans. She always sings music she connects with, whether jazz standards, unexpected genre bending choices, or her own originals. Her most recent CD, Let the Devil Take Tomorrow, was voted New Orleans' Best Contemporary Jazz Recording for2010, a huge honor in a field that included projects by Christian Scottand Donald Harrison. The recording was also listed in Offbeat Magazine's 2010 top 40 Louisiana releases in all genres.