Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Artist of the mechanical, JT Nesbitt, has documentary of adventure that ranges from French Quarter to Bonneville, Utah
It's about JT and a small band of New Orleanians who embarked on a 2000 mile trek in an attempt to set a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
It features The Car, aka the Stinkin Linkin. It was a 1998 Lincoln Mark 8 destroyed by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. It is transformed into a race car by the friends. They become "The New Orleans Race Team," competing on an international level, not just as individuals, but as representatives of the last Bohemia in America, says Nesbitt.
Their story is one of loss and redemption in the midst of violence and tragedy, and of a community struggling to redefine its identity. It is a story of Nesbitt, a gifted painter and motorcycle designer trying - defying common sense - to make a living in New Orleans.
Premier of Salt Dreams: Wednesday April 2, 2008, One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St. New Orleans, La. Show times: 1st show 8:00pm then music from soundtrack featuring My Graveyard Jaw, Domenic, Noisician Coalition et all. 2nd show 12 midnight.
1 hr 10 min