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Friday Nights at NOMA: Landscape on Film Series: There Will Be Blood | Music by Alexis and the Samurai
December 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities throughout the year: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films.
- 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table with YAYA
- 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Alexis and the Samurai
- 6 – 8:30 pm: Landscape on Film Series: There Will Be Blood
- 6:30 pm: Docent-guided tour of the permanent collection
ABOUT ALEXIS AND THE SAMURAI
Exiled after having lost everything in hurricane Katrina, Alexis Marceaux has spent the last twelve years returning home and building up a career from scratch. The meantime has been hard-fought but fruitful, with appearances at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, SXSW, and several tours of the US and Europe. Alexis and bandmate Sam Craft met in 2009 and initially teamed up for Alexis’ sophomore effort Orange Moon (2011). Under the tutelage and engineering of The Polyphonic Spree’s Rick Nelson, the duo drew an all-star cast, 25 of NOLA’s finest musicians of every genre for this big, lush, indie-pop opus with a distinct Louisiana flavor.
ABOUT THERE WILL BE BLOOD
NOMA’s three-film Landscape on Screen Series concludes with There Will Be Blood, a 2007 movie inspired by Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil!. The film tells the story of Daniel Plainview, a silver miner-turned-oilman on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California’s oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Daniel Day-Lewis, Kevin J. O’Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Kevin J. O’Connor, and Dillon Freasier star in the film, much of which was shot in Marfa, Texas, and in the historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. The the jury for American Film Institute named the film among its top ten for 2007 and wrote: ” There Will Be Blood is bravura film-making by one of American film’s modern masters. Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic poem of savagery, optimism and obsession is a true meditation on America. The film drills down into the dark heart of capitalism, where domination, not gain, is the ultimate goal. In a career defined by transcendent performances, Daniel Day-Lewis creates a character so rich and so towering, that ‘Daniel Plainview’ will haunt the history of film for generations to come.” (2 hours, 38 minutes | Rated R | Watch the trailer)
Friday Nights at NOMA is supported in part by grant funds from the Azby Fund; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.