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08.06.08 | FREE SCREENING OF THE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY “TROUBLE THE WATER”

08.06.08 | FREE SCREENING OF THE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY “TROUBLE THE WATER”

Trouble_water_2 This is the story of an aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband who are trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters. Armed only with a video camera, they show what survival is all about.

Kimberly Rivers Roberts and her husband Scott had just gotten a video camera a few weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit their neighborhood, New Orleans’ 9th Ward. Trouble the Water, directed by Rooftop’s neighbors and friends Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, includes Kim and Scott’s astonishing footage documenting the experience. With overwhelming compassion and honesty, it tells the story of so many people in America today—those whose lives were ruined (or lost) to Katrina, and those across the country who are being left behind by an uncaring government. Trouble the Water was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Venue: On the Lawn adjacent to the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th St. between 5th and Lenox Aves. MAP
Directions: 2/3 to 110th Street
Rain: the event of rain the show will be held indoors at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue–check rooftopfilms.com or call 718-417-7362 for updates)
8:00PM:Live music
8:30PM: The film
Admission: FREE

[ via: www.rooftopfilms.bside.com ]

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