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The Big Uneasy 
Documentary
99 minutes
Director: Harry Shearer
Year: 2009
Country: USA
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Fri 6:00 pm RUSH


In 2005, a disaster struck New Orleans. You know the rest. Or do you? Humorist and New Orleans resident Harry Shearer gets the inside story of a disaster that could have been prevented from the people who were there. Shearer speaks to the tireless investigators and experts who poked through the muck as the water receded, and uncovers a courageous whistle-blower from the Army Corps of Engineers. His dogged pursuit of facts reveals that some of the same flawed methods responsible for levee failure during Hurricane Katrina are being used to rebuild the system expected to protect the "new" New Orleans from future peril. In short segments hosted by actor John Goodman (Treme), Shearer speaks candidly with local residents about life in New Orleans. Together, they explore the questions that Americans outside of the Gulf region have been pondering in the years since Katrina: Why would people choose the live below sea level? Why is it important to rebuild New Orleans? Join Shearer Thursday, April 7, 6p for From Mockumentary to Documentary: A Conversation with Harry Shearer, where he will be presented the AIFF Rogue Award; and Thursday, April 7, 9p where Shearer will personally introduce a screening of his classic, This Is Spinal Tap.

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