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New Orleans Queer Film Night

November 21, 2023 - November 19, 2024

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

New Orleans Queer Film Night
Brayden Shayne presents a monthly Queer Film Night from 7-10PM on the Third Tuesday of every month at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans.

New Orleans Queer Film Night is an evening of community and film. The three hour program includes a set of short films followed by a feature presentation. The bar will be open so come in, grab a drink, sit back and enjoy. Short films include old classics, cut-ups, animations, and new films. Feature presentations include classics, documentaries, and new full-length films. "We look for films that need to be part of the zeitgeist of contemporary queer men's culture," said Brayden Shayne.

Brayden Shayne is a queer artists’ collective based in North America that is interested in queer art and thought and good faggotry. We show up in the world as a magazine; products; events; film; and sounds. To read about our editorial vision and get information about how to submit, visit

Brayden Shayne invites filmmakers to share their projects with us and members of the queer community to share with us what films they would like to see.

The Sons of Tennessee Williams & Queer Short Films
"Mardi Gras, drag balls and politics--where else could these elements come together but in New Orleans? Interweaving archival footage and contemporary interviews, The Sons of Tennessee Williams charts the evolution of the gay Mardi Gras krewe scene over the decades, illuminating the ways in which its emergence was a seminal factor in the cause of gay liberation in the South." A staple of Mardi Gras documentaries since its debut in 2010, the 75-minute documentary is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand the role gay Mardi Gras krewes play in the fabric of queer life in New Orleans.

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Cafe Istanbul

Café Istanbul offers live theatre, music, stand-up, and films screenings to the New Orleans community while serving drinks in a coy, romantic setting.