Film: Academy Award-Nominated Documentary About Hurricane Katrina: 'Trouble The Water'
Friday August 28, 2009: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
On the eve of Hurricane Katrina's fourth anniversary, we will hold a special screening of 'Trouble The Water,' the fascinating story of two self-described street hustlers who survive the storm, then seize a chance for a new beginning. Seamlessly weaving 15 minutes of home movie footage shot the day before and the day of the storm, with archival news segments and cinema verite footage shot over two years, directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal document a journey of remarkable people surviving not only failed levees, bungling bureaucrats and armed soldiers, but also their own past. The film was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for this year's Oscar for Best Documentary (in addition to many other awards).