5:00 to 10:00 p.m. September 20, 2013


Start the weekend off right with NOMA! To celebrate the exhibition Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument, we’re screening the original 1971 SHAFT, directed by Gordon Parks. We’ve also got a family art activity, and the smooth sounds of Calvin Johnson.

  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Music by Calvin Johnson
  • 5-7:30 p.m.: Art On The Spot-Enjoy free art activities with NOMA
  • 7:30 p.m.(sundown):Film SHAFT (This movie is rated R for adult situations, strong language, & violence)

About Calvin Johnson

From New Orleans, the great city where jazz was born, there arises a native son. His name is Calvin Johnson. As a saxophonist and composer, he inherited the legacy and traditions of New Orleans music from many noteworthy musicians who have come before him.


John Shaft is the ultimate in suave detectives. He first finds himself up against Bumpy, the leader of the Black crime mob, then against Black nationals, and finally working with both against the White Mafia who are trying to blackmail Bumpy by kidnapping his daughter. Rated R for adult situations, language, and violence. Directed by Gordon Parks.

Food Vendors: Woody’s Fish Tacos, Food Drunk Food Truck, Green to Go NOLA, NOLA Pie Guy , & Ye Olde Kettle Cooker Popcorn

Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for NOMA/NOFS Members (Members are allotted 4 tickets at the discounted rate) & children, 7 to 17. Children 6 and under are free.

Rain date information: The screening of SHAFT will take place rain or shine. If weather becomes a factor, the film will take place in the Stern Auditorium inside NOMA. A formal decision will be made no later than 3:00 p.m. on September 20th. Guests who purchased tickets through Eventbrite will receive an email with options for a refund or attending the indoor screening. Other notifications will be on NOMA’s web site, Facebook, and Twitter. The music by Calvin Johnson the art activity will also move indoors if need be.

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Schedule subject to change.

This event is related to the exhibition Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument.