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MICA Hosts Free Screening of 'Trouble the Water'

Oct. 28 in Falvey Hall, 7:30pm

Posted 10.22.08 by MICA Media Relations

Trouble the Water

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)/Maryland Fall Film Series presents a free screening of Trouble the Water (2008) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Falvey Hall of Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave.

Documentarians Tia Lessin and Carl Deal collaborated with native New Orleans filmmaker and musician Kimberly Rivers Roberts to create a powerful survival story that reflects the lives of many of those who were directly affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Rivers Roberts' footage of her hometown before, during, and after the storm provides an account that essentially rewrites most of the media coverage of the disaster. The levee protecting Rivers Roberts' humanity against the hurricane's devastation includes her deep-rooted love for New Orleans, her family, her art, and her enduring faith in her fellow human beings.

Trouble the Water, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, is the signature presentation of the MICA/Maryland Film Festival Fall Film Series. Lessin and Deal will appear at the Oct. 28 screening.

October film festival screenings are free to all as part of Free Fall Baltimore. Seats will be available first-come, first-served.

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.