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Jonathan Demme’s portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans tells the story of Carolyn Parker, a lifelong resident of the Lower Ninth Ward, who is fighting for the right to rebuild her home and community.

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Jonathan Demme talks about his portrait documentary of a woman from the Lower Ninth Ward.

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After a screening at the Brooklyn Museum, producer Daniel Wolff updated the audience on the film's central characters.

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Carolyn explains how thankful she was for still having her house after Katrina.

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Carolyn remembers her grandmother's home cooking in Louisiana.

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Carolyn, who was fair as a child, remembers her first cross with segregation on a bus.

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Carolyn explains why she never used recipes as a cook, and then as a licensed chef.

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Carolyn remembers how she used to make dresses for her mother when she was young.

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Carolyn remembers addressing a committee after Hurricane Katrina.

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful (90 min.)

Premiere Date: September 20, 2012

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Jonathan Demme Bio | Interview

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim

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