Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Free Screening of 'Trouble the Water' @ MICA Oct 28th

MICA Hosts Free Screening of 'Trouble the Water' Oct. 28 in Falvey Hall BALTIMORE--The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)/Maryland Fall Film Series presents a free screening of Trouble the Water (2008) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Falvey Hall of Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave.

Documentarians Tia Lessin and Carl Deal collaborated with native New Orleans filmmaker and musician Kimberly Rivers Roberts to create a powerful survival story that reflects the lives of many of those who were directly affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Rivers Roberts' footage of her hometown before, during, and after the storm provides an account that essentially rewrites most of the media coverage of the disaster. The levee protecting Rivers Roberts' humanity against the hurricane's devastation includes her deep-rooted love for New Orleans, her family, her art, and her enduring faith in her fellow human beings.

Trouble the Water, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, is the signature presentation of the MICA/Maryland Film Festival Fall Film Series. Lessin and Deal will appear at the Oct. 28 screening.

October film festival screenings are free to all as part of Free Fall Baltimore. Seats will be available first-come, first-served.