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UNO documentary: Tommye Myrick and Phyllis Johnson of the JuJu Bug Cafe in Gentilly

What: The JuJu Bag Cafe at 5363 Franklin Ave. defies easy definition — the creative gathering spot in Gentilly offers everything from hair cuts and hot meals to jazz and conversation. The JuJu Bag pulls people as much for its cultural offerings as its Friday fish fry or Sunday jazz  brunch. It’s a restaurant. And barbershop. A theater. Bookstore. Performance space and concert hall.

Film by: UNO student and filmmaker Stephen Miles

Editor’s Note: NolaVie partners with students of UNO professor László Zsolt Fülöppairing them with artists, non-profits, environmental groups, and cultural entities to facilitate a live curriculum that results in a short documentary. In this short doc, you can get acquainted with one of the city’s most unique gathering spots (don’t miss the deck out back) with this short documentary by UNO film student Stephen Miles, who stopped by earlier this year to interview owners Tommye Myrick and Phyllis Johnson.


The Film and Theatre Department of UNO and NolaVie present this series of short films produced by the students in Laszlo Fulop’s documentary class. Read Renee Peck’s column about the program here.


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