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Sascha Just – Heirs

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Feb 26, 2016
Feb 26, 2016
Elebash Recital Hall
Chief DarrylMontanaHeirs

Photo courtesy of the artist

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Sascha Just – Heirs (US/Germany, 2015)
88 minutes | Elebash Recital Hall (180 seats)

New Orleans, city of jazz and Mardi Gras at the shores of the Mississippi river, is the setting for Heirs. Between French flair and African rhythms, ballrooms and street parades, Heirs explores the Crescent City’s heritage of racist injustices–and the roots of its famous (performance) arts. Heirs follows three New Orleanian artists, percussionist Jason Marsalis, theatre artist/Carnival Ball Queen Lisa D’Amour, and Black Indian Chief Darryl Montana, on journeys to their families’ artistic histories.

*Followed by a discussion.


Photo courtesy of the artist

Sascha Just is a a filmmaker and doctoral candidate in the theatre program of the Graduate Center, where she writes her dissertation on the relationship between the media and the performance arts of New Orleans. This passion for live performances inspired another recent production, Ambassadors – The Native Jazz Quartet at Work, that documents four jazzmen competing in the American Music Abroad Program. Ambassadors screened at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, Woman with A Movie Camera, KTOO Television, Katra Film Series, and the The Queens World Film Festival (nominated for best short documentary). It is now part of the permanent collection of Rancho Mirage Public Library in California.