SXSW
10:41 am
Mon March 11, 2013

SXSW Film Traces New Orleans' Post-Katrina Trek to 'Abnormal'

Post-Katrina New Orleans is "Getting Back 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?

KUT News reports on a new film premiering today at the South by Southwest film festival, “Getting Back to Abnormal,” that tries to answer that question.

“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.”