KATRINA 1ST ANNIVERSARY. Bruce Biles' Hurricane Folk, Elam McKnight, & a Documentary Short Film on Post-Katrina New Orleans.
Saturday, August 26. 7p-11p. $5 admission (and bring some canned goods too)
641 S Cooper. Midtown Memphis, Smoke Free. All Ages. Beer, Coffee. Food.
Katrina 1st anniversary observance. MIFA food collection. Voter Registration. Otherlands commemorates the first Anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. One year later Bruce Biles with Elam McKnight and Keith Carter are ready to "laissez le bon temps rouler!" In America's "least American city" they don't mourn the dead for long. The party starts on the way back from the graveside.
JUST ADDED!!!! "Where the Light Meets the Mud" A documentary short by DAVID LEONARD, MARK GOOCH, and BRUCE BILES. Shot in New Orleans in December. this half hour film juxtaposes footage of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in the Lower 9th Ward and around New Orleans with footage of a vagabond New Orleans vaudeville troop shot in Cafe Brazil. This troop of circus acts and clowns drift across the country like hobos, literally riding the rails and working for social reform in the Woodie Guthrie sense. They provide an eerie counterpoint to the disaster footage. Guided by New Orleans resident Bruce Biles, the filmmakers gained almost immediate access to New Orleans when civilians were allowed back into the city.
Of course it's a BENEFIT SHOW, but it still only costs five dollars. We are gathering food for MIFA, but we ain't gonna mess around with a bunch of cans and singles at the door. So bring $5 and get ready for some smokin' hot blues.
Look around the house, get that empty beer case or liquor crate you've been saving and clean out your pantry. You know you're never gonna fix those black eyed peas. Buy some more next New Years Eve, and give this can to the less fortunate folks here in your own neighborhood.
Come on down! Saturday, August 26. Bring $5 and some food you don't need. We are going to be registering people to vote, and lot's of other fun activities.