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What's it called? Getting Back to Abnormal
Who published it? [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
What's it like? 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 91 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time Playing time: 88 min.
Helpful notes! In Process Record.
Title from title frames.
Performers! Features: Stacy Head, Barbara Lacen Keller, David Simon, Paul Stekler
Helpful notes! Originally produced by The Center for New American Media in 2014.
What's it about? They say that a mixture of every nation is to be found in New Orleans. But in the midst of this confusion, what race should dominate and give direction to the rest? - Alexis de Toqueville, 1832 What happens when America's most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for Getting Back to Abnormal, a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see. AwardsOfficial Selection of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival Reviews One of the most acute, brilliant and profound docs ever made about race in America. - Gerald Peary, The Boston Phoenix Excellent... A sobering look at the reverberations of segregation, but Abnormal also offers a surprisingly lighthearted glimpse of the Big Easy's salty-sweet locals. - Jason Clark, Entertainment Weekly Embodies all the drama of living life in 'post-racial' America. - Jon Garelick, The Boston Globe A look at the stark racial, economic and cultural divisions that characterize post-Katrina politics in New Orleans. This is a film unlike any you have ever seen before. - Charlie Cook, National Journal Every frame is full of life... New Orleans is always ready for its close-up. - Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times The filmmakers have deep history here, and a credits list equally deep in cultural exploration and appreciation - Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune
Special stuff to know! Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Helpful notes! In: English
Helpful subjects! Politics & International Affairs
Race & Class Studies
More people who helped! Alvarez, Louis, filmmaker
Kolker, Andrew, filmmaker
Odabashian, Peter, filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm)
Special numbers! 1129941 Kanopy
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