King Creole: Free showing this Saturday at Williams Research Center

From Cameo to Close-up Monthly Film Series

THNOC will present a monthly film series in conjunction with the exhibition From Cameo to Close-up: Louisiana in Film one Saturday each month through November 2014.

All screenings will be held at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street, and will begin at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free.

June 28
King Creole (1958), starring Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, and Walter Matthau, followed by a walk-through of Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere with photographer Richard Sexton

The movie is loosely based on the 1952 novel A Stone for Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins, which follows a young Brooklyn man as he becomes involved in an underground boxing ring to support his family. Presley plays 19-year-old Danny Fisher in the film version, which is set in the French Quarter, as he spirals downward into the seedy world of local crooks and thieves. Fisher’s fists and his voice help him out of numerous situations, but harsh consequences escalate throughout the film.

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About D.W.

Works as an independent researcher, trainer and analyst for public markets and on larger community food systems. Also works in her home of New Orleans LA on sustainable civil society issues through blogging, community organizing and networking.

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