May 27, 2018

I’M CAROLYN PARKER: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful

Showing: Wednesday, February 8 – 8:00 PM
Title: I'M CAROLYN PARKER: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful
Year: 2011
Country: USA
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Meet the Filmmakers: Producer/Director Jonathan Demme and Producer Daniel Wolff, in a discussion moderated by author James McBride.

Within months of Hurricane Katrina, Jonathan Demme and Daniel Wolff began documenting New Orleans’ residents who were demanding their “right to return” to the city they loved. After five years of regular visits, the filmmakers have produced the first of a series of profiles, focusing on a fiercely determined, inspiring woman named Carolyn Parker. Her struggle to rebuild her home and life transcends her surroundings to become a film about an unlikely American hero. USA, 2011, 91 minutes, documentary.

“Parker makes a memorable camera subject perfectly suited to Demme’s scruffy, affectionate documaking.”—Justin Chang, Variety