Buckjumping is a feature-length documentary about dance traditions in New Orleans, observing both their contemporary expression and abiding significance. The film follows six communities as they demonstrate ownership of the streets of New Orleans, commemorate their dead, forge community and find spiritual transcendence.
The filmmaker Lily Keber along with New Orleans-based dancers featured in the film are expected to be in attendance at this screening.
Sunday, April 7 at 12:00pm at All Saints Cinema
Note: Festival pass holders have priority seating to all TFF events. Individual ticket holders will be seated no earlier than 15 minutes prior to showtime.
About the Film
The history of New Orleans is a history of resistance and of music born against the backdrop of slavery and Jim Crow segregation. It is a history of dancing alongside death, of cultivating community in the face of violence and of a general refusal to conform to the bias, hierarchies and even temporal demands of the rest of the country. In fact, the city’s mere existence, with its defiant African and Caribbean traditions, maintained inside and despite of the fortress of White America, is itself a form of resistance.
About the Filmmaker
Lily is a filmmaker and educator based in New Orleans. Her directorial debut, Bayou Maharajah, premiered at SXSW in 2013 and has since won many awards including the Oxford American Award for Best Southern Film and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ Documentary Of The Year. She has produced for Arcade Fire, Beyoncé, and Preservation Hall. Her films have covered the Department of Homeland Security’s policy of family detention, prison conditions in Gaza and the deteriorating environment of the Gulf Coast. Lily is a co-founder of New Orleans Video Voices, a women-led collective dedicated to increasing media literacy across the Gulf South. In 2015, she was commissioned by Time Inc. and Field Office Films (producer of Beasts Of The Southern Wild) to contribute to their coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s 10-year anniversary. The resulting film, Everything Is To Be Continued, exposes how Black working musicians have been excluded from New Orleans’ economic recovery. Lily is currently in post-production on Buckjumping, a documentary on New Orleans dance culture and Quoi Faire, a cultural portrait of southern Louisiana told entirely in French.
Her work has appeared on ARTE, HBO, MTV News, Time, Al-Jazeera English, Democracy Now!, Sundance DocClub, Hulu, Netflix, iTunes, Electronic Intifada and PBS. Lily is a member of the Grammys, Film Fatales New Orleans, a former board member of WIFT-Louisiana and of the Patois Human Rights Film Festival. She is on the Community Advisory Board of WWOZ and is a member of Alternate ROOTS. Lily a founding member of the All-Yall Film Collective of Southern filmmakers.
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