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I’m Carolyn Parker:
The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful

Directed by Jonathan Demme

I'm Carolyn Parker
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/carolynparker
National PBS Premiere on POV
Thursday, September 20 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

In 2005, Academy AwardŽ–winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil–rights activist. I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful is Demme’s intimate account of Parker’s five–year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon–green house, her church, her community – and her life. An Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. An Official Selection of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.


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I’m Carolyn Parker will be streaming online from September 21, 2012 to December 13, 2012.
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