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By Adam Thomas

Friday October 3, 2008

ONLY PICK: Faubourg Treme

No this is not another Katrina documentary. Shot, for the most part, before the hurricane happened and edited afterward, the film is about New Orleans. Specifically the historic Treme district; one of the oldest black communities in America, home to the American civil rights movement and the home of jazz. It has a rich and cultural past filled with music and struggle, and it now lays devastated. But beyond the devastation and chaos that the hurricane brought and that bad government has allowed to remain, is a wonderful history of resiliency and strength told through the eyes of people who live there. People who know the stories and need to tell them. And we should want to hear them. AOT

ONLY suggests:

10:00 am – GR7 – Il Divo
11:00 am – VCTMust Read After My Death or p.175
11:30 am – GR3 – Sparrow
01:30 pm – GR2 – Hansel and Gretel
02:00 pm – GR4 – Paruthiveeran
04:30 pm – GR2 – Linewatch
04:30 pm – PCTLet Him Be
06:45 pm – RIDFifty Dead Men Walking or p.89
08:45 pm – GR5 – Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of New Orleans
09:45 pm – RIDChelsea on the Rocks

Location Guide: GR1,2,3,4,5,6,7=Granville 7 | VCT=Vancity Theatre | PCT=Pacific Cinematheque | RID=Ridge