Katrina doc at Art through Oct. 9

Just a reminder that Boardman’s Art Theatre is presenting the acclaimed documentary TROUBLE THE WATER, which depicts through professional and home-video footage the efforts by New Orleans residents to regroup after Hurricane Katrina visited in 2005. New York indie distributor Zeitgeist Films belatedly picked up the award-winning project this past summer for a limited roll-out, which means that this will probably be the only chance that Champaign-Urbana residents have to watch it on a big screen any time soon.

A current News-Gazette article profiles TROUBLE THE WATER and its co-director Carl Deal, Jr., who grew up in Urbana. (This piece delves into the background of the film and its main participants much more effectively than the N-G rush job I bitched about earlier this year.) Both Deal and producing partner Tia Lessin will be attending the Art tonight, Monday, October 6, to discuss the documentary and its illustration of an ill-prepared modern society and the methods by which certain members of that society help themselves in order to survive.

TROUBLE THE WATER runs through Thursday, October 9. Show times each evening will be 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.

~ Jason Pankoke

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