"Getting Back To Abnormal" a labor of love, filmmaker says
New Orleanians will get the opportunity this weekend to view a documentary film about New Orleans politics and culture post-Katrina.
"Getting Back to Abnormal" will be shown at the Prytania Theater during the New Orleans Film Society's FilmOrama on April 6th, 7th and 10th.
Billed as a provocative and entertaining film, it follows New Orleans City Council member Stacy Head during her 2010 election, and at 92 minutes long, delves deep into post-Katrina's racial politics.
The film's producer, Paul Stekler, spoke to 99.5FM about what motivated him and his filmmaking partners to make a movie on this subject:
"We just wanted to make a film that was like the real New Orleans, the New Orleans that we understood, the New Orleans that we had lived in."
"I think we saw a lot of films after Katrina that were interesting but they were made by folks that weren't from New Orleans, and we felt that there was a certain aspect of the city that was getting missed."
"We've made a film that I think New Orleanians will find very entertaining and very true to the way the city is right now."