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Election time in New Orleans: Corruption. Racism. Dancing in the streets. And one in-your-face politician trying to get re-elected. Let the good times roll.

Filmmaker Interviews

Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler on the making of their new film Getting Back to Abnormal.

Classroom Clips

This clip from Getting Back to Abnormal takes a quick look back at the history of the city, from desegregation to the present.

Classroom Clips

In this clip from Getting Back to Abnormal, Barbara Lacen-Keller goes door-to-door asking people to vote for Stacy Head.

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Film Information

Getting Back to Abnormal (90 min.)

Premiere Date: July 14, 2014

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmakers: Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Season Announcement | Fact Sheet | Press Release | Critical Acclaim


Louis Alvarez
Louis Alvarez
Andrew Kolker
Andrew Kolker
Peter Odabashian
Peter Odabashian
Paul Stekler
Paul Stekler

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Critical Acclaim

Excellent... A sobering look at the reverberations of segregation, but Abnormal also offers a surprisingly lighthearted glimpse of the Big Easy’s salty-sweet locals.

— Jason Clark, Entertainment Weekly

Embodies all the drama of living life in 'post-racial' America.

— Jon Garelick, The Boston Globe

A look at the stark racial, economic and cultural divisions that characterize post-Katrina politics in New Orleans. This is a film unlike any you have ever seen before.

— Charlie Cook, National Journal

Every frame is full of life... New Orleans is always ready for its close-up.

— Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times

The filmmakers have deep history here, and a credits list equally deep in cultural exploration and appreciation

— Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune

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