After the Storm
After the Storm (2009)

After Hurricane Katrina tore through the American South in 2005, people from all across the United States were eager to help, especially those in the creative community, who felt a special kinship to New Orleans, long regarded as a home to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 5, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Directed by Hilla Medalia with exactly the right balance of musical theater and personal drama, After the Storm presents a touching affirmation of the healing power of right-brain stimulation.

Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine

The kids themselves drop in and out of the movie, their personal conflicts briefly raised and left unresolved, which is a shame, because the few bits of their home lives post-Katrina that we discover are intriguing.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

The class and cultural tension that exists between the well-intentioned city slickers and underprivileged kids is unavoidable, and director Hilla Medalia lets it settle evenly, refusing to judge.

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Orange County and Long Beach Blade

One of the ten best films of 2009, and the best documentary.

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