FFRN Members Meet at SCMS, New Orleans, March 11

Dear Festival Researchers,

For those of you attending SCMS New Orleans next week, please take note of the following two meetings, one formal (the inaugural General Meeting of the Film Festival Scholarly Interest Group for SCMS), and the other informal (“Cinq à Sept” drinks and conversation at the famous Old Absinthe House)!

Both events take place on Friday, March 11, also following two panels the same day. Once the General Meeting wraps up, we will stroll over to the Absinthe House. We hope to see you there!

(1) General Meeting of All Members of the (Proposed) Film Festival Interest Group Review of the proposed SIG mission statement and elections of co-ordinators.

Session G at 3:15-5:00 PM on Friday, March 11 in the Boardroom, Level Two, Ritz Carlton Hotel

Check out the conference program.

(2) Pre-Dinner “Cinq à Sept” for Film Festival Researchers, Friends, and Their Admirers

5-7 PM, Friday, March 11, 2011

Venue: Old Absinthe House, 240 Bourbon Street, New Orleans (+1 504 523-3181)

Located a few blocks from the conference hotel. The gathering follows the General Meeting (3:15-5 PM) for the proposed Film Festival Interest Group (SIG) at SCMS. The time was chosen to allow greatest mobility: after the panels, before dinner, before the university parties and other gatherings. (Look for a few sheets of white paper with the word “FESTIVAL” written on them! That should adequately identify us, in case you missed the earlier meeting.) Hope you can fit it into your busy schedules!

(Directions from Ritz Carlton Hotel: walk two streets south along Canal Street, turn left onto Bourbon Street. Pass Iberville Street, Old Absinthe House is on the right, just before Bienville Street.)

On the Old Absinthe House:

“Many celebrities have been welcomed through our doors in the nearly two centuries since its opening — including Oscar Wilde, P.T. Barnum, Mark Twain, Jenny Lind, Enrico Caruso, General Robert E Lee, Franklin Roosevelt, Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra. Indeed, the walls throughout this incredible building are covered in the framed photographs of several of our famous patrons.” (from the history section of the website of the Old Absinthe House)

Ger Zielinski

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