“Pretty Baby” @ NOMA, May 5

Photo Alliance Movie Night: Pretty Baby

May 5, 6-8pm
New Orleans Museum of Art, Freeman Auditorium
Sponsored by the New Orleans Photo Alliance
Free and open to the public

1917. The red-light district of New Orleans. The story of the women. The photographer. And the prostitute’s daughter. This is Louis Malle’s fictionalized account of E.J. Bellocq and his portraits of Storyville prostitutes. This film was chosen to coincide with the exhibit now showing in the Photo Alliance gallery, “Four by Five” (featuring work by five large format photographers) since Bellocq used a large format camera to produce his glass plate negatives.

Thanks to George Long and Thom Bennett for the descriptions.