SXSW Film Traces New Orleans’ Post-Katrina Trek to ‘Abnormal’
Hurricane Katrina changed more than just the landscape of New Orleans. After the disaster, thousands of people moved away from the city, most of them black and poor. In the years since, the city has slowly been rebuilt. But what has become of its culture?
“You know there’s been a lot of movies about New Orleans after the storm,” says filmmaker Louis Alvarez. “But they all tend to be earnest or about the real damage that got done. There’s not enough that captures the weirdness of the place.”