John Kennedy Toole: Omega Point

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John Kennedy Toole: Omega Point

John Kennedy Toole: Omega Point

Dawn DeDeaux’s “Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces in an Effort to Make Sense of It All” was one of the standouts from Prospect.2 (see Taylor Murrow’s review here) and continues to be on display at the Historic New Orleans Collection's Brulatour Courtyard from 6 to 10 pm every Friday until March 30. Based on John Kennedy Toole’s book A Confederacy of Dunces, the large-scale installation recontextualizes Toole’s characters in modern-day New Orleans.

For fans and novices of Toole alike, the New Orleans Film Society and the Contemporary Arts Center will present a special screening of the documentary film John Kennedy Toole: Omega Point, on Sunday, March 25 at 6 pm at the CAC. The screening will be in conjunction with a book signing for a new biography on Toole, entitled _Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces _by Cory MacLauchlin. Film director Joe Sanford and MacLauchlin will lead a post-film discussion.

For more information on the ongoing “Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces in an Effort to Make Sense of It All,” visit here.

For more information on the documentary film screening John Kennedy Toole: Omega Point, visit here.

Admission: $5 for NOFS and CAC members; $7 general.

Event Time: 18:00:00