When the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) kicks off next week, one of the super-fab, big ticket events is the “Diva Dance Fever” at Crescent Park’s Mandeville Shed (2300 North Peters Street) on Saturday, October 14. During the party, they will premiere the documentary and visual album Tropical Punch about the history of Bounce Music as told by the Queen Diva herself, Big Freedia.
From the New Orleans Film Society:
It’s time to party! And what better place to get down than alongside the Mississippi as the ships float by. It’s going to be non-stop entertainment as we bring you the world premiere of “Tropical Punch” by New Orleans’ own Big Freedia and director Wilberto Lucci—a high-octane, dance-filled short documentary and visual album about the history of New Orleans Bounce Music, starring the one and only Queen Diva. Trust us, it’s going to set the mood for an evening of fun times. Open bar, good vibes, DJ RQ Away spinning on the 1’s and 2’s, food trucks, and more. Are you ready?!
Though Big Freedia won’t be in attendance, the festivities promises to be “high-octane and dance-filled.”
The event will be free for All Access and Weekender Passholders, while general admission tickets are also available for $20 to all New Orleans Film Society members and only $25 for non-members.
Also at the NOLA Film Festival: Special guests New Orleans’ own actress Patricia Clarkson and actress Gabourey Sidibe, and a screening of the film Mudbound.
For more information about the festival’s schedule or to purchase tickets for Big Freedia’s Diva Dance Fever, click here.