Remembering Katrina: The Southern Review presents “Low and Behold” a Film by Zack Godshall


As part of The Southern Review’s 80th anniversary celebration, the public is invited to a special launch of the Summer 2015 issue at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Join the editors and supporters of this prestigious literary journal on Friday, August 21 at 900 Camp Street (next to the WWII Museum). To commemorate this volume, which contains a Hurricane Katrina anniversary feature, The Southern Review will host an evening with local contributors and a free screening of Zack Godshall’s Katrina film Low and Behold. Doors open at 7:30 PM, and the theater opens at 8:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

Godshall’s film Low and Behold, shot in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, was the first to capture the tragedy in New Orleans after the storm. It made its world premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, garnering rave reviews and numerous festival awards. The Huffington Post’s Mike Miley wrote of the film, “Low and Behold is a fantastic work of cinema, that’s funny, heartbreaking, honest, and beautiful.”

In addition to Godshall, local writers John Biguenet (celebrated playwright and author of The Rising Water Trilogy) and Alison Pelegrin (poet, essayist, and author of the new collection Hurricane Party), who each contributed essays to the Katrina feature, will be there to meet and talk with attendees. The summer issue will also be available for sale.

From the campus of Louisiana State University, The Southern Review publishes distinct literary voices from around the world that both evoke the innovation of its founders, Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks, and respond to the diversity of its contemporary readership. The journal, now celebrating its eightieth anniversary, has also featured a broad range of visual artists from across the South and around the globe. With each new issue The Southern Review strives to discover and promote engaging, relevant, and challenging literature—including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—and to feature a wide range of the very best established writers alongside rising literary stars.

For more information about the event and the journal, please contact the LSU Press Marketing Department at 225.578.8282 /

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