NOFF 2019: Spotlight Films Announced

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The 2019 New Orleans Film Festival is gearing up to kick off October 16th, and today three Spotlight Films have been added to the lineup including James Mangold‘s Ford v Ferrari, Destin Daniel Cretton‘s Just Mercy, and Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out.

The New Orleans Film Festival will be running through October 23. Take a look below for details about the three titles announced today and click here to check out the previously announced slate. For more information head over to


Saturday, October 19, 8:00 PM, Prytania Theater

Dir. James Mangold | USA | 2019 | 2h 32m
Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon

Synopsis: Academy Award®-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.


Tuesday, October 22, 5:00 PM, Prytania Theater

Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton | USA | 2019 | 2h 16m
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson

Synopsis: Just Mercy follows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he attempts to appeal Walter McMillian’s murder conviction. With a star-studded cast featuring Anthony B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson, this American legal drama is based on a true story and explores the lengths to which one must fight for justice in this world.


Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Prytania Theater

Dir. Rian Johnson | USA | 2019 | 2h 10m
Cast: Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana De Armas, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell

Synopsis: Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in Knives Out, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.

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