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U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE
THE AXE IN THE ATTIC
SELECTED New York Intl Film Fest
"Devastating" -Roger Ebert
"A noble use of DIY means... Simply as an act of bearing witness, Axe is an illuminating film" -TimeOut Chicago
Recommended! -Chicago Reader
When Ed Pincus and Lucia Small watched Hurricane Katrina play out on their televisions, they felt incapable of standing idly by. They began by simply filming the TV screen, and then set out for New Orleans, with stops along the way in cities and small towns that had offered refuge to victims of the storm. The stories they discovered are harrowing portraits of human survival and bureaucratic red tape, rendered in classical cinema verité style. Yet The Axe in the Attic is also a startling investigation into the ethics of documentary filmmaking, as Pincus and Small question their ability to remain neutral in the face of apocalyptic chaos. (The New York Film Festival) Directed by Ed Pincus and Lucia Small, U.S.A., 2007, BetaSP, 110 mins.
CINECHAT: Co-director Lucia Small be here for a Q&A after all screenings on Friday Aug. 29 and Saturday Aug. 30.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Saturday Aug. 30 at 12 pm:
Moderated by Alice Kim, Director of the Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, the panel includes Shannon Dawdy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, Charles Jaffe, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Dough Schenkelberg, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights and Lucia Small, co-director of Axe in the Attic.