The Friends of the Cabildo and the New Orleans Jazz Museum will show films from the first official Jazz Fest in 1970. The festival, held then at Beauregard Park (now Armstrong Park), featured Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson, Pete Fountain. Former WDSU News cameraman Don Perry donated the films in 1978 and they were digitized in 2012 for generations of Jazz Fest fans to enjoy.
About the Friends of the Cabildo Film Series:
Screenings at 5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (7 p.m. films will have commentary)
The Friends of Cabildo Film Series will bring some of the best films and documentaries that highlight New Orleans and Louisiana people, places and culture. Join us for an educational experience in the Old U.S. Mint’s 3rd Floor Performance Hall. Single film tickets: $15 General Admission, $12.50 FOC/LMF Members. Series Package: $65 General Admission, $57.50 FOC Members.
January 10: Gleason
February 28: Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital
April 26: 1970 Jazz Fest Movies