[JPL] Spike on the Levees

philip booth philipbooth at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Aug 17 13:25:06 EDT 2006


Thanks for the alert.

I haven't had a chance to preview this, but it looks to be one of the year's 
best documentaries, and one of the most trenchant pieces on the Katrina 
disaster and subsequent governmental fiasco (on ALL levels of government).

I just read some great things about this doc in the issues of The New 
Republic, New York and Entertainment Weekly now on the newsstands.

Now if only I could get someone to tape it for me (I don't have HBO at the 

While we're on the subject, I thought I'd throw in another recommendation 
for Tom Piazza's book "Why New Orleans Matters." Title tells all!


Philip Booth
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> "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" by Spike Lee
> According to the New York Times, Spike Lee is about to release a
> documentary on Hurricane Katrina. HBO will show the first two hours of
> "Levees" on Aug. 21 at 9 p.m., the last two on Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. It will
> be shown in its entirety at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29. That's the same thing I
> heard this morning on the news. Some of the cast members are Al
> Sharpton, C. Ray Nagin, Harry Belafonte, Kanye West, Kathleen Blanco,
> Sean Penn, Terence Blanchard, and Wynton Marsalis.
> I've read many comments about the movie being intense and very
> emotional. Anyway, here's the (blog)link I found in regards to the
> movie. This is the best link out of all the ones I looked at. I hope
> this helps.
> Bobby Jackson
> WCPN-FM/Cleveland, OH
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> is-our-story-when-the-levees-broke/1471
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