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SXSW 2013 – Trailer For Provocative Doc ‘Getting Back To Abnormal’ (Race & Politics In New Orleans)

SXSW 2013 - Trailer For Provocative Doc 'Getting Back To Abnormal' (Race & Politics In New Orleans)

More SXSW 2013 black cinema highlights, after the festival revealed its lineup this afternoon.

A multi-director feature documentary from Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler, titled Getting Back To Abnormal.

Here’s its synopsis:

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.

The ITVS/Center for New American Media/Midnight Films project mixes fly-on-the-wall verité footage with interviews, as it charts the next chapter of life in New Orleans. 

Watch the rowdy trailer below:

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How do we get to see this? She make a great point about a pastor showing up to the church in a Mercedes while members of the flock have to walk to church. I would not put up with that let alone voting him into office.


Wow. First off, that sign is, um, misleading. I wasn't exactly sure what message was being conveyed. I've seen 'No Justice, No Peace' but 'No Racism, No Head?' But now that I know… Looks like an interesting doc.

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