ELLE is coming soon, to a theater near you New Orleans!!!
Oct 12, 2013
This is the portrait of a 72-year-old New Orleans artist on a quest to rid the world of toy Barbies. For artist Jesse Freeman, Barbie represents a distorted image which has been especially resonant in the lives of many young girls. Her new alternative, the paper doll named Elle, confronts the unrealistic physical and cultural ideals which have been historically portrayed by the Barbie doll. She uses bright colors, playful design and boldly-worded text in a thoroughly engaging and innovative way, one that is part fashion statement, part political statement. As a symbolic gesture we also throw a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral for Barbie in order to pave the way for Elle’s introduction.While highlighting her other artwork, Brezca observes Freeman’s wandering memories that mold her interpretations, as well as the tight-knit and diverse community supporting Freeman and her art in this melodious & dynamic documentary.
The Theaters at Canal Place.
333 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans FIlm Festival
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