Go see Sundance winner 'Trouble the Water'
We all remember the images of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But that was three years ago, and the story has largely faded from the news cycle. Yet the people of New Orleans are still trying to piece their lives together, which is why you should seek out a great Katrina documentary called Trouble the Water. I promise it doesn’t feel like a history lesson (otherwise, feel free to come back and slam me in the comments section). In fact, Water is presented in a way that makes you feel like you’re experiencing the storm and impending slog to dry land in real time: It follows the story of Kimberly and Scott Roberts, who documented their survival following the storm with a $20 camcorder they bought off the street. I interviewed Kimberly and Scott at Sundance earlier this year — where the film won the Grand Jury Prize — along with producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. Watch the interview below, then go see Trouble the Water, which opens in New York and L.A. today, and nationwide soon after.