Getting Back to Abnormal

POV Season 27
  • Feature Film
  • 2014
  • 90 Mins
What happens when America's most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for Getting Back to Abnormal, a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see. Official Selection of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS.

Film Credits

  • Paul Stekler louisianaboys-paul-stekler-85x85.jpg
  • Peter Odabashian abnormal-peter-odabashian-85x85.jpg
  • Andrew Kolker americantongues-andrew-kolker-85x85.jpg
  • Louis Alvarez americantongues-louis-alvarez-85x85.jpg