Who: Actor, comedian, writer, director, and longtime New Orleans resident Harry Shearer.
What: Shearer screens parts of his latest film, a documentary called The Big Uneasy and chats with Eddie Schmidt of the International Documentary Association. They will discuss what could have been done to prevent the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the steps that must be taken in the reconstruction to avoid a similar catastrophe.
When: Monday, September 20, 2010. Doors open at 7pm, wine reception follows the event at 9pm.
Where: The Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Why: Harry Shearer's science and engineering-based take on the Hurricane Katrina tragedy ("disaster, yes, natural...no"), was hailed as "a vital and admirably accessible post-mortem on Hurricane Katrina. This is a film that is chock-full of information."
From the event site:
This promises to be an honest, irreverent, eye-opening Q&A with a man who believed in a cause so much he independently set forth to spread the word to the public - keeping the true spirit of investigative journalism alive. For Shearer, a longtime New Orleans resident, this time it's personal.
(From: Fishbowl LA)