[Filmfestivalresearch] Film Festival Gatherings @ SCMS New Orleans, Friday, March 11

ger zielinski, ph.d. geraldzielinski at trentu.ca
Mon Feb 28 20:43:05 CET 2011

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

(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 

(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 site below)


Ger Zielinski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Media

Department of Cultural Studies
Trent University
Catharine Parr Traill College
Wallis Hall, Room 113
300 London Street
Peterborough, ON K9H 7P4 Canada

T: +1.705.748.1011 X6113
F: +1.705.748.1826

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