Movie: Trouble the Water / Dinner: Vegetarian's Paradise 2

  • September 14, 2008 · 4:45 PM
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On Sunday, Sept 14 let's head to the IFC Center (323 6th Ave @ W 3rd St) to see the 5:10pm screening of "Trouble the Water".

After the movie, we'll head to Vegetarian's Paradise 2 (144 W 4th St bt 6th Ave & Macdougal St ) for a vegetarian meal and discussion about the film. Please be prepared to:

* Update your RSVP at least 24 hrs in advance (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s)
* Arrive by 4:45pm and look for familiar faces
* Pay for your food/drink

Highly recommended! Buy your ticket in advance from the IFC Center to save time and guarantee yourself a seat. We're attending the 5:10pm screening on Sunday, Sept 14.

About the film

An intimate and galvanizing portrait of survival during the onslaught and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, TROUBLE THE WATER centers on Kim and Scott Roberts, a couple from the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Stranded in the city with their families and neighbors, they bought a camcorder the day before Katrina hit. As the disaster unfolds, they bear witness to two cataclysms: first, the destruction of their world by the hurricane, and then the abandonment and neglect of the authorities.
Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

NR, USA, 2008, 93 minutes.

A film by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The movie was very well done, a portrayal from the "eye" of the storm. The restaurant had a very nice selection and tasty food.

    September 15, 2008

  • Robyn

    Wow. Amazing film...very moving. I survived a bout of motion sickness from the shaky camera work. :)

    September 14, 2008

  • Joe

    Although I had previously seen TROUBLE THE WATER last spring at the Tribeca Film Festival, I found a second viewing necessary due to the overwhelming nature of the documentary. More than a "weather" report or an indictment of governmental shortsightedness, the two protagonists (Kim & Scott) go through several life-changing experiences (both positive and negative). Amazingly, they take the high road by helping others, saving family members, and keeping the faith. By reaching out to those that could do them the most good until governmental agencies (like FEMA) finally kick in, Kim & Scott's story ends up being the silver lining to a very deadly hurricane. With the recent near-miss this past week, I could really identify more fully with the predicament of the peopel of New Orleans and the fear of it recurring again. Special thanks to Robyn for organizing this (hope you are feeling better) and to all the regular group members for welcoming me to a great meetup.

    September 14, 2008

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