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Film Screening: City of a Million Dreams

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us at MSJE for a screening of this searing and haunting exploration of the uniquely New Orleanian tradition of the jazz funeral. The feature-length documentary City of a Million Dreams follows Jewish writer and videographer Deb Cotton, a chronicler of the parading club culture spawned by the legacy of funerals with music, and prolific clarinetist Michael White, renowned for playing “the widow’s wail” in sorrowful dirges. When Hurricane Katrina hits, White loses everything in the catastrophic flooding. In his struggle to rebuild, White becomes an everyman, embodying the resurrection spirit of jazz funerals. Deb and Michael take us on a journey into the city’s past, searching for answers in the face of tragedies both present and past.

This is an in-person event at the Museum. The screening will be followed by a talk from filmmaker Jason Berry.

Ticket Cost:
Non-MSJE Members: $10
MSJE Members: $5

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MSJE works to minimize barriers to access all programming. If funding is a barrier to access this program, please reach out to Lizzi, our Public Programs Manager, via email or by phone at 504-384-2480 ext. 105.


June 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience
818 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113
New Orleans | USA, 70113 United States
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