MASS MoCA presents two films by local filmmakers, in conjunction with the Williamstown Jazz Festival, that offer fascinating — and very different — looks at recovery and resilience in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Holly Hardman’s work-in-progress Left Behind in Louisiana offers an intimate portrait of evangelical Christian families and churches along the Gulf Coast whose fervent belief in End Times prophecy guides them through the arduous and extraordinary rebuilding process.
Williams College professor Liza Johnson’s experimental documentary South of Ten juxtaposes ten surreal sequences of average people taking small steps to rebuild their lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Both filmmakers will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening. Hardman continues to follow the families and churches in her film.