Chattanooga Now POV series continues with Demme doc 'I'm Carolyn Parker'

Chattanooga Now POV series continues with Demme doc 'I'm Carolyn Parker'

July 13th, 2012 by Staff Report in Chattnow Movies

One woman's personal journey through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina is the next installment in the POV Summer Film Series.

"I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful," from Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Downtown YMCA, 301 W. Sixth St.

The documentary chronicles the story of a lifelong resident of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward as she fought for the right to rebuild her home and community after the 2005 hurricane.

Time Out London described the 2011 film as "a warm and rousing portrait of an opinionated and fearless woman fighting against adversity with humor and strength."

Presented by the Chattanooga Film Society and Mise En Scenesters, the film is part of the long-running and critically acclaimed PBS documentary series that features unforgettable storytelling and puts a human face on contemporary social issues.

"Demme has always been one of those filmmakers who could hold his own both in the narrative and the documentary world, and 'I'm Carolyn Parker' is concrete proof Demme still knows how to make a powerful film," said series programmer Chris Dortch.

Admission to the screening is free.

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