Mr. Okra the movie.

Today a friend sent me a link to this video (click link below) and I am so glad he did. T.G. Herrington wrote and directed this wonderful short which is an official selection of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival happening right now in Utah. Watch it now: Mr. Okra

Laureen Lentz wrote a little something about him a while back right her on nola metblogs, check it out.

4 Comments so far

  1. Laueen (unregistered) on January 26th, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    I watched the You Tube sneak peak of this and as a hardcore local, I found it right on target! Kudos to the t.g. herrington and Andre Jones for capturing Mr. Okra in the context of what is palpable for us who live here. New Orleans is an intimate culture, most portrayals of New Orleans fail miserably in their recreation. However, this film does the job! Fantastic.

    One can watch countless dramatic films which have been filmed in New Orleans, co-oping our setting and sucking on every other level to an embarassing degree. But two other films besides Mr. Okra have captured the real tensions and struggle of daily life in New Orleans.

    This makes three films which I think do New Orlean real justice to residents and what we are up against on a daily basis here since/and before Katrina:

    Mr. Okra along with Trouble the Water: http://www.troublethewaterfilm.com/

    As well as Vince Morelli and Jason Berry’s Left Behind about what really has happened in New Orleans Public School System to bring it to its dyscfunctional knees:

    http://www.neworleansleftbehind.com/

    All Hail Vince: http://www.flickr.com/photos/neworleans/4308022220/


  2. Rayna (rayna) on January 26th, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

    I’ll have to check out all of these, thanks for the recommendations Laureen


  3. Rayna (rayna) on January 26th, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

    Also for those interested they have Trouble the Water at the Orleans Parish Library available to check out.


  4. Singulair oral granules prescribing information. (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2010 @ 6:08 am

    Benefits side effects of the drug singulair….

    Norweco singulair aerator. Singulair. Singulair inhaler….



Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.