The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
with filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin
"Frequently affecting but nonjudgmental...it's obvious the filmmakers were extraordinary lucky to have their DV cameras in the right place at the right time" -Variety
"Inspiring" -New York Times
Tip of the Week! "Gripping, painful, sometimes beautiful stuff" -New City Chicago
"Think of this as a supplement to Spike Lee's miniseries When the Levees Broke...Redmon and Sabin stay closer to the ground, capturing the struggles of a few people, warts and all. It isn't pretty, but it's a necessary and compelling piece of reportage." -TimeOut Chicago
Recommended! "Ashley Sabin and David Redmon's gently observational videography and editing let the story emerge without any controlling structure or narration; the action seems to flow naturally from the characters, which makes it all the more troubling" -Chicago Reader
Kamp Katrina, a verité documentary set in post-Katrina New Orleans, follows Ms. Pearl and her husband, both Upper Ninth Ward residents, over the course of six months. During this time, their yard is transformed into a tent community for people who have lost their homes. Confronted with limited resources and no governmental support, the couple attempts to create a support network for the residents of Kamp Katrina while they employ the boarders to rebuild homes and businesses destroyed by the storm. In the tradition of Luis Buñuel's Viridiana, Kamp Katrina is packed with idyllic intentions gone awry, where the very people targeted for help eventually turn against each other due to the wear and tear of living in tents. Surrounded by apocalyptic destruction and drunken revelry, Kamp Katrina is more realistic than "The Real World" as it brings the audience to a Lynchian world of 14 dispossessed strangers who all share awkward companionship. The mixture of personal troubles and social problems eventually pull them down paths of disturbing violence, as the makeshift community struggles to survive the personal problems and issues brought about by their hopeless situation. Directed by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, 2007. U.S.A., BetaSP, 73 mins.
Cinechat: Filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin will be here for a Q&A after all screenings on Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1, as well as the 3pm screening on Sunday, Sept. 2.