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Premiere Date: July 14, 2014

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Explore Getting Back to Abnormal filmmaker Paul Stekler's list of essential documentaries about New Orleans below, or read more in his history of documentary film in New Orleans.

TitleYearFilmmaker(s) / Producer(s)More Info / Watch
New Orleans Travelogue 1940 James A. Fitzpatrick YouTube
The Children Were Watching 1961 Robert Drew The New Yorker
Stranded in Canton 1973 William Eggleston YouTube
Black Indians of New Orleans 1976 Maurice Martinez YouTube
Cheap And Greasy 1977 Burwell Ware/NOVAC Vimeo
Changing The Channel: The Renovation Question 1977 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker Vimeo
Degas in New Orleans 1977 Gary Goldman YouTube
Ain't Nobody's Business 1978 NOVAC Vimeo
Talking Crime 1978 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker Vimeo
Always for Pleasure 1978 Les Blank YouTube
This Cat Can Play Anything 1978 Stevenson Palfi, Eddie Kurtz and Andrew Kolker YouTube
The Clarks 1979 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker Vimeo
Up from the Cradle of Jazz 1980 Jason Berry/NOVAC Jason Berry Author
Hot Stuff: The Restaurants of New Orleans 1980 John Beyer POV
Pete! 1980 John Beyer POV
Yes Ma'am 1982 Gary Goldman Filmakers
View from the Stoop 1982 Karen Snyder/NOVAC New Orleans Historical
The Ends of the Earth 1982 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker YouTube
Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together 1982 Stevenson Palfi YouTube
The Men of LSU 1982 John Beyer YouTube
To the Best of Our Abilities 1984 Fred Schultz Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Yeah, You Rite! 1984 Louis Alvarez & Andrew Kolker YouTube
A House Divided 1984 Burrell Ware POV
Get Down Street Sound 1984 Neil Alexander POV
In that Number 1985 Jerry Brock Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Huey Long 1985 Ken Burns PBS
Real New Orleans series 1986 Eddie Kurtz Vimeo
Which Governs Best 1986 Eddie Kurtz Vimeo
La Pharmacie Francais 1986 Robin Katchan POV
The Chief: Louis Prima 1986 John Beyer POV
Uncle Earl 1986 Rick Smith/LPB POV
Among Brothers: Black Politics in New Orleans 1987 Paul Stekler Vimeo
Gottschalk Festival: The Life and Music of Louis M. Gottschalk 1987 John Huszar Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
The Creole Controversy 1987 Karen Synder/WYES Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Mystery of the Purple Rose 1989 Peggy Scott Laborde Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Men of the Ring: Boxing Legends of New Orleans 1989 Kathleen Mulvihill/WLAE Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Red Beans and Ricely Yours: Satchmo in New Orleans 1990 Peggy Scott Laborde/WYES Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Backlash: Race and the American Dream 1991 Bess Carrick Vimeo
Island of Saints and Souls 1991 Neil Alexander Folklife in Louisiana
Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics 1991 Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker & Paul Stekler POV
John McCrady's Southern Scene 1992 Matthew Martinez Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Greetings from Out There 1993 Ellen Spiro Spiro Films
He Must Have Something 1994 Steven Tyler YouTube
New Orleans Jazz Funerals from the Inside 1995 David Jones Cajun Market
Streetcar Stories 1995 Michael Mizell-Nelson Po Boy Festival
Journey for Justice: The A.P. Tureaud Story 1996 Rachel Emanuel LPB
New Orleans Voodoo from the Inside 1996 David Jones Voodoo Shop
Storyville: The Naked Dance 1997 Anne Craig & Maia Harris ITVS
Pushcarts and Plantations: Jewish Life in New Orleans 1998 Brian Cohen Wikipedia
He's the Prettiest: A Salute to Big Chief Allison "Tootie" Montana's 50 Years of Mardi Gras Indian Suiting 1998 Will Horton Folklife in Lousiana
Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening 1998 Tika Laudun PBS
Ruthie, The Duck Girl 1999 Rick Delaup Best of New Orleans
Degas in New Orleans: A Creole Sojourn 1999 David Jones Degas House
Irish in New Orleans 1999 Terri Landry Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Jazz 2000 Ken Burns Artist Direct
The Danny Barker Show 2001 Matthew Martinez/WYES Kurts Communications LLC
Italian New Orleans 2001 Terri Landry Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Fatal Flood 2001 Chana Gazit PBS
Shalom Y'all 2003 Brian Bain Brian Bain
Louisiana - A History 2003 Louisiana Public Broadcasting LPB
All on a Mardi Gras Day 2003 Royce Osborn/WYES Spyboy Pictures
The Quorum: Blacks, Creoles, and Whites Arrested for Socializing at a Coffee House 2004 Maurice Martinez Door Knob Films/Youtube
German New Orleans 2004 Terri Landry Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
Desire 2005 Julie Gustafson Vimeo
Hurricane Katrina: The Storm that Drowned a City 2005 Caroline Penry-Davey & Peter Chinn PBS
The Storm 2005 Martin Smith PBS
New Orleans is Sinking 2005 60 Minutes, Scott Pelley YouTube
William Eggleston in the Real World 2005 Michael Almereyda YouTube
American Creole: New Orleans Reunion 2006 Glen Pitre & Michelle Benoit Cote Blanche Productions
C'est Levee 2006 Ellen Reynolds Vimeo
Jewish New Orleans 2006 Terri Landry Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities
When the Levees Broke 2006 Spike Lee YouTube
Hurricane on the Bayou 2006 Greg MacGillivray & Glen Pitre YouTube
Too White to be Black, Too Black to be White: The New Orleans Creole 2007 Maurice Martinez Door Knob Films
The Axe in the Attic 2007 Ed Pincus & Lucia Small The Axe in the Attic
New Orleans 2007 Steven Ives Thirteen
Along Lake Pontchartrain 2007 Peggy Scott Laborde WYES
Reborn: New Orleans Schools 2007 Drea Cooper YouTube
Tootie's Last Suit 2007 Lisa Katzman YouTube
By Invitation Only 2008 Rebecca Snedeker By Invitation Only
Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans 2008 Dawn Logsdon & Lolis Eric Elie YouTube
Trouble the Water 2008 Tia Lessin & Carl Deal YouTube
Member of the Club 2008 Phoebe Ferguson YouTube
A Village Called Versailles 2009 Leo Chiang ITVS
The Old Man and the Storm 2009 June Cross PBS
The Yes Men Fix the World 2009 Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno & Kurt Engfehr YouTube
Mine 2009 Geralyn Pezanoski YouTube
Land of Opportunity 2010 Luisa Dantas Vimeo
If God is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise 2010 Spike Lee HBO
Lost Restaurants of New Orleans 2010 Peggy Scott Laborde Peggy Scott Laborde
Race 2010 Katherine Cecil Race The Documentary
The Big Uneasy 2010 Harry Shearer The Big Uneasy
Walker Percy 2010 Win Riley Walker Percy
The Sons of Tennessee Williams 2010 Tim Wolff YouTube
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington 2011 Leo Chiang Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
New Orleans in the '50s 2011 Peggy Scott Laborde WYES
Bury the Hatchet 2011 Aaron Walker YouTube
I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful 2011 Jonathan Demme YouTube
Tchoupitoulas 2013 Bill & Turner Ross The New York Times
Rebel 2013 Maria Agui Carter Rebel Documentary
Rebirth: New Orleans 2013 John Merrow Rebirth: New Orleans
A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas 2013 Jessy Cale Williamson Vimeo
Bayou Maharajah 2013 Lily Keber Vimeo
Tradition is a Temple: The Modern Masters of New Orleans 2013 Darren Hoffman YouTube
The Whole Gritty City 2013 Richard Barber YouTube
T-Galop 2013 Connie Castille YouTube
Shell Shocked 2013 John Richie YouTube
Getting Back to Abnormal 2014 Louis Alvarez, Andy Kolker, Peter Odabashian & Paul Stekler YouTube


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