Directed by Lindsey Phillips
USA | 12 MINS | UK PREMIERE | 2016 | ENGLISH
The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium explores Jefferson Variety, a family-owned fabric and craft store that is the epicenter of all things costuming in New Orleans.
The store is a place of both raw goods and social congregation, where a diverse array of the New Orleans community can be found.
The film follows characters as they buy materials, create their costumes, and prepare for the 2015 carnival season, giving a deeper look in the culture and significance of costuming/masquerading in New Orleans.
Lindsey Phillips is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in New Orleans.
Her most recent work includes directing and editing Welcome to the Music Box: The Roving Village Orchestra, editing short documentary films for The New Yorker and Time Magazine, and serving as an editor for the online interactive documentaryLand of Opportunity.
Lindsey is also the director of Cinema Reset, an experimental film and new media initiative dedicated to the exhibition of new media works and installations in partnership with the New Orleans Film Festival.
She received her bachelor’s degree in digital media production from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.