A Film, And Some Important Lessons To Be Learnedwritten by sal on Apr 21st, 2011read all my reviews
this review is from: The Axe in the Attic (ON DEMAND)
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina left no shortage of stories to tell. In Lucia Small & Ed Pincus' film, we get to experience not only the stories of the displaced survivors, but of the filmmakers themselves, as they embark on a 60 day road trip from New England to New Orleans to do their part for the victims. Sadly, the ethics of documentary filmmaking don't allow for much, so both Small and Pincus often seem confused and helpless.
What makes "The Axe In The Attic" work is its cast, real life people whose strength through the worst tragedy of their lives is beyond inspiring. The filmmakers at times seem overwhelmed, but they are smart enough to let the human element speak for itself. The personal triumphs, as well as the heartbreaking loss of these wonderful people will leave you spellbound.