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Katrina Docu "Trouble The Water" Headed To Theaters

This screened recently at the Sundance at BAM program, here in Brooklyn, NY, but I missed it, unfortunately. But it looks like it will enjoy a full theatrical release later on this year, thanks to Zeitgeist Films, known well for their unabashedly artsy, challenging, wonderful library of films. The fact that they are giving it an "Oscar-qualifying run" says a lot about their thoughts and hopes for the film.

Read on from Yahoo Movies...

Katrina doc "Trouble the Water" headed for theaters

The Hurricane Katrina chronicle "Trouble the Water," winner of this year's Sundance Grand Jury documentary prize, has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Zeitgeist Films.

Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's "Water" uses camcorder footage that aspiring rapper Kimberly Roberts and Scott Roberts shot before and during the New Orleans disaster. The film tracks the couple through the aftermath, taking a critical look at the government's response and media coverage.

The film will receive an Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles and New York beginning August 22, followed by a gradual national rollout.


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