New Orleans' long history of political dysfunction and complicated racial dynamics gets a new lease on life when Stacy Head, a polarizing white woman, wins a seat on the city council after Katrina. Four years later, she needs to get black votes to be re-elected. But will her record of blunt racial talk doom her chances? "Getting Back to Abnormal" follows the unlikely odd couple of Head and her irrepressible black political advisor Barbara Lacen as they try to navigate New Orleans' treacherous political scene. With its cast of only-in-New-Orleans characters, "Getting Back to Abnormal" is a provocative and amusing look at race in America, set against the backdrop of New Orleans' rich culture.
Getting Back to Abnormal
Director: Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler
Executive Producer: Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler
Producer: Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler,
Cinematographer: Andrew Kolker
Editor: Peter Odabashian
Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler have individually and collectively made documentaries about American politics, society and culture for thirty years. Their work includes "Vote For Me", "People Like Us", "George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire", "American Tongues", "Sex:Female", and episodes of "Eyes On The Prize".
Distributor: Center for New American Media
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