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7-10 pm in Dreyfuss Theater: “WAMFEST Presents Readin’ N Rhythm’s Move on Up Showcase,” featuring New York artists nonfiction author Melissa Faliveno, rock bands The Yoni Gordon Orchestra and The Brooklyn Players Reading Society, plus student and faculty performances.
Wednesday, October 24th
3-4:30 pm in Dreyfuss Theater: “WAMFEST Presents The Fight for Home (A New Orleans Story) with Donald Harrison Jr., Daniel Wolff and Jonathan Demme” Demme and Wolff will screen a 20-minute clip that serves as a blueprint for the next movie of their series of NOLA documentaries. It features Herreast Harrison and is scored by her son, Donald Harrison, Jr. Wolff will read (or do something, who knows?) from his new book, The Fight For Home: How (Parts Of) New Orleans Came Back. A conversation and performance of some sort!
7-9 pm in Dreyfuss Theater: “WAMFEST Presents Jonathan Demme’s I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad, And The Beautiful, with Jonathan Demme, Donald Harrison Jr. and Daniel Wolff.” A screening followed by a conversation with creators Jonathan Demme and Daniel Wolff and composer Donald Harrison, Jr.
Thursday, October 25th
3:30-5 pm in Lenfell Hall (the Mansion): “WAMFEST Presents POEMJAZZ with Poet Robert Pinsky (pictured), Bassist Ben Allison, Guitarist/Composer Dave Stryker and Saxophonist Steve Slagle” Three-time US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will perform his poems with an all-star jazz trio brought together for the first time.