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Law Building, Lower Level
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Directed by Jonathan Demme



90 minutes



I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful

In Person: Producer Daniel Wolff

In 2005, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil-rights activist. I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful is Demme's intimate account of Parker's five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community—and her life. 

Meet author/producer Daniel Wolff at the screening. Earlier in the day, catch his 2 p.m. appearance at Brazos Bookstore to discuss and sign ​The Fight for Home: How (Parts of) New Orleans Came Back. Wolff is also the author of How Lincoln Learned to Read; 4th of July, Asbury Park; You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke; and two volumes of poetry, among other books. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from Vogue to Wooden Boat  to Education Weekly. He is the coproducer, with Jonathan Demme, of several documentary film projects on New Orleans.

Visiting filmmakers are supported by a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Community sponsors: Houston Cinema Arts Society and Our Image Film & Arts.