Faubourg Tremé - The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

Faubourg Tremé is the untold story of Creole / African American culture of New Orleans. This documentary was the precursor to "Tremé " the HBO TV series.

See the trailer here: http://www.tremedoc.com/home/

 

What People Are Saying...

" Flat out brilliant... the most poignant film ever made about New Orleans... See it as soon as you can. It will make you smile and cry and fall in love with New Orleans all over again. Some of us need that now more than ever."
-The New Orleans Tribune full article

"a celebration of the venerable African-American history of New Orleans...passion for the subject infuses the film...remarkable footage and charming interviews"
-Variety

"Required viewing for anyone prepping for the upcoming HBO drama, Treme...Essential history and pleasure. "
- New Orleans Times Picayune

"...a moving and revelatory film..."
-Christian Science Monitor

"...timely and essential...charming yet hard-hitting."
-The Village Voice

"...a powerful reflection of Trem as a place of creative ferment and political resistance for some 300 years."
-Salon.com

"Bravo. A masterwork! Fabulous story, delightful interviews, captivating footage...Faubourg Treme is a wonderful, celebratory history lesson...engaging, informative and poignant."
-LA Watts Times

 

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The producer of this film has given us the green light to screen this film.

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  • Heather

    Great. It was a good documentary and Cara added a lot with her personal passion for documentaries in general and the subject of New Orleans in particular.

    August 31, 2013

  • Holly K.

    Another great source for New Orleans history is the autobiography of the great N.O. musician Dr. John.

    August 31, 2013

  • barbara

    Fascinating doc. I love New Orleans and have visited often, but learned so much more about this amazing city and it's history.

    August 31, 2013

  • Grace

    Great documentary of a rich historical period that's been overlooked or ignored by the usual sources.

    August 31, 2013

  • Cara H.

    Please write a group review

    August 30, 2013

  • Mar T.

    Excellent effort!

    August 30, 2013

  • LT

    Great film with all the things that make a doc great. Good story, touching interviews, historical context and great editing.

    August 30, 2013

  • Charlie

    I will be unable to attend. 2 seats open

    August 30, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Thanks for letting us know

      August 30, 2013

  • Steve

    Sorry, I can't make this. I wish I could have known earlier.

    August 30, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Maybe next time Steve don't fret we will have others.

      August 30, 2013

  • Cara H.

    I had a wonderful time. This was the best event yet. You all were so awesome. We are so lucky to have such a diverse group of people. Thanks to everyone who made this event possible. Much thanks to LT the event organizer and Tracy. Thank you Carl for getting the word out.

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Joanne

    Darn. Have an unexpected guest, so can't make it.

    August 30, 2013

  • susie

    New to the group.

    August 29, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Welcome Susie to the group :)

      August 30, 2013

    • Carl W.

      Hi Susie!

      August 30, 2013

  • Mar T.

    Laneda - many thanks! :)

    August 29, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Welcome Omar to the group

      August 30, 2013

    • Carl W.

      Welcome to the group Omar!

      August 30, 2013

  • Hillary

    I'm super bummed but it looks like I won't be able to go after all. I don't see the option to change my RSVP though. Can anybody help me out?

    August 26, 2013

    • Cara H.

      You changed it

      August 30, 2013

    • Hillary

      Yeah it let me do it on the app but I couldn't figure out how to do it on the webpage.

      August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As much as I would have lived to attend this screening I am still recovering from my ankle fracture. I ran errands today and I think I am trying to heal to fast. Will the movie be available for purchase? Thanks

    August 30, 2013

  • Mar T.

    If anybody can't make it between now and tomorrow evening, let me know -- I guess I'm the remaining guy on the wait list and I'd like to get in for this one.

    August 29, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Come to the event Omar

      August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband and I just found out we can't make it to the film. So, Omar, you are in! Find a guest to bring cause we are leaving two places open.

    August 29, 2013

  • Holly K.

    Sadly, I now have to work on Friday. But the person on the waiting list now gets to go!

    August 28, 2013

    • Carl W.

      There's a waiting list?

      August 28, 2013

    • Cara H.

      check your email please

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I printed out my two "tickets" tonight. I assume my RSVP entitles me to two tickets, but I did not see a way to pay for them. Is there a charge? Do we pay at the theatre? I was born in Baton Rouge and my ancestry is rife with French surnames and dusky complexions (neither of which I have). (Hmmm... they could be Cajun, not Creole...) I'll see if my son wants that last "spot" if it is not taken. Can't wait!

    August 26, 2013

    • barbara

      Tickets? Where do we find tickets to print out?

      August 27, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Free of charge

      August 28, 2013

  • Cara H.

    Free of charge!

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to cancel.

    August 27, 2013

  • Cara H.

    Wow, we only have one spot left for the Faubourg Tremé the untold story .

    August 26, 2013

  • Carl W.

    Lolis Eric Elie is heading to austin to teach a cooking class at CM THIS Thursday in promotion of his new cookbook Treme! Lolis writes for the show, is on the board of Southern Foodways Alliance and is an all 'round badass! You should go and learn about New Orleans food! Here's the link! And if you can't go, tell a friend! https://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarketaustinnorthlamar/index.php?page=classes

    1 · August 21, 2013

    • Carl W.

      Hi Hillary. You only missed the show on TV. You can catch the movie on August 30 at Big Daddy's Meeting room.

      August 26, 2013

    • Hillary

      I meant the cooking class.

      August 26, 2013

  • Carl W.

    I'm going to post an announcement on the Facebook page for Big Daddy’s Burgers & Bar.

    https://www.facebook.com/bigdaddysaustin

    August 18, 2013

    • Carl W.

      That didn't work either.

      August 24, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Ok, then can you "share" it once it is posted in Facebook or on my FB page?

      August 25, 2013

  • Cara H.

    Please note the map has a bug. Choose the one that says TX for Texas and not TE.

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully my ankle will be feeling better. Is Big Daddy's a restaurant?

    August 17, 2013

    • LT

      Yes! It is a restaurant. They have a big meeting room on the right side.

      August 18, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Hope you ankle heels Dawn, we need all of our New Orleans natives to come. Hope to see you there.

      August 18, 2013

  • barbara

    Great! Looking forward to it. Cara, I played around with the map and it is off, but if you change the TE to TX it comes out right.

    August 16, 2013

    • Cara H.

      I can't fix that issue. The correct address is on top

      August 18, 2013

  • Cara H.

    We have reserved "BiG Daddy's" on Research blv.

    August 16, 2013

  • Cara H.

    Looks like we have a venue. More info when confirmed

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to help out with this event

    June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry I didn't get back. Have been on hunt for job and volunteering at JJ pickle research campus. Text me? 504.975.6008. Still interested in helping out w treme movie showing

      July 11, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Dawn I am so sorry it has taken me so long to respond. Lost my cell phone!!! and have been busy again. Will try to call soon. Still haven't found that darn phone. I am going to email you.

      July 19, 2013

  • Pamela B.

    Cara, Let's talk about how I might help out. Connect this week?

    July 3, 2013

  • Joanne

    It's actually called 'Faubourg Treme' - faubourg is French meaning suburb. I'm from Nawlins. :-)

    June 6, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Thanks, had corrected it earlier but I guess it wasn't saved. I am also from New Orleans and lived not far from the Tremé area. Glad to see see others from New Orleans here. Dawn is also from New Orleans.

      June 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes. I am a Nola girl through and thrpugh

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • Cara H.

    If we can get 50 people signed up for this event we can have a good tool for negociating the right venue.

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I might be able to help you guys organize an event

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Cara H.

    Currently the planning of this event is in the process.

    June 6, 2013

  • Rw

    New to this. Where do you all meet usually?

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting. I'm in.

    June 6, 2013

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