Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke featuring Film Scores by Terence Blanchard and Discussion with NOLA Residents
What: Film Screening- When the Levees Broke & Open Discussion with NOLA Residents
Where: Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702
(3 blocks east of I-35, next to Victory Grill)
When: Mon,September 21st 2009, 7:30 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: Harold McMillan (512) 477-9438
****Alternate location and time in case of bad weather for When the Levees Broke is on Monday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 512-974-1010. ****
DiverseArts, The University of Texas Performing Arts Center and The Austin Public Library present the last installment of a series of film screenings featuring the scores of Terence Blanchard. A native of New Orleans, Blanchard is an acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer who has written scores for over forty films. This screening precedes a performance by the two-time Grammy winner at Hogg Memorial Auditorium on the UT campus, September 23.
When The Levees Broke is Lee’s four-part HBO-produced documentary treatment of life---and death---in New Orleans neighborhoods in the aftermath of 2005's deadly Hurricane Katrina. Marking the anniversary of the storm, excerpts of the 4 hour documentary will be shown and provide a backdrop for extended discussion of the film and Blanchard’s music. Larger issues involving the lives and experiences of NOLA residents Post-Katrina will drive the discussion. Harold McMillan (DiverseArts) has assembled a panel of current Austinites/former NOLA residents for the event and will moderate discussion with these musicians, artists, and former NOLA residents.
The screening is free and open to the public.
****Alternate location and time in case of bad weather for When the Levees Broke is on Monday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina, 512-974-1010. For more information please visit www.diversearts.org.****