Thursday, February 7, 2008

Spike Lee's Acclaimed Katrina Documentary Screened at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the Washington College Film Series will present a special two-part screening of Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" at the Litrenta Lecture Hall on Sunday and Monday, February 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m. Parts I and II will be screened on Sunday night, Parts III and IV on Monday night.

Lee's harrowing 2006 HBO documentary chronicles the horrors wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the government's failure to respond adequately in the aftermath. The Washington Postraved, "It is the anger that cuts deepest—a righteous, laser-focused anger born of betrayal, laced with sadness, a lumbering anger that pumps like blood through the veins of Spike Lee's masterly Katrina documentary...."

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" is free and open to the public.

February 7, 2008

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