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Hurricane on the Bayou [Blu-ray]
Hurricane on the Bayou
Actors: Dr. John, Meryl Streep, Allen Toussaint, Tab Benoit, Chubby Carrier
Directors: Glen Pitre, Greg MacGillivray
Genres: Documentary, African American Cinema
NR     2009     0hr 42min

A powerfully moving large format film unlike any other, Hurricane on the Bayou carries audiences behind today's news headlines on a journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana - before, during and after the unpr...  more »


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Actors: Dr. John, Meryl Streep, Allen Toussaint, Tab Benoit, Chubby Carrier
Directors: Glen Pitre, Greg MacGillivray
Genres: Documentary, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: IMAX, African American Cinema
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: Blu-ray - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 02/24/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 0hr 42min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Great Movie!!
P. Carrier | Opelousas, LA | 03/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a fan of the really hot blues singer, Tab Benoit, you will really enjoy this movie. Wonderfully done and really moving! It's filmed around the home of Tab in Louisiana. If you get a chance to see it in an Imax Theatre, it will be well worth the price of a ticket. The fabulous sound and scenery is great to watch on the BIG screen. I can't wait to see it again in my own home. The wetlands and destruction of Hurricane Katrina will really move you."
Amazing documentary and music
Cajun Mom | St. Louis, MO USA | 05/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having spent most of my life in Louisiana, I can vouch for the wonderful images and authentic bayou sounds of Tab Benoit, Amanda Shaw (what an amazing young talent!), Chubby Carrier, and the other artists featured in this movie. My heart aches for the devastion and suffering that remains in New Orleans, from Hurricane Katrina. How compassionately and respectfully this movie shows it! The erosion of the Louisiana coast and wetlands is a serious issue that will impact humans and wildlife far beyond the borders of the state. Thank goodness for passionate advocates such as Tab Benoit, and others, who are trying to make a difference. I cried, laughed, felt full of pride, felt full of despair, as I watched this movie at the OmniMax, and can't wait to own a copy when it is available. Definitely see it at an OmniMax if you can. Like me, you will probably want to own your own copy. I bought the sound track at the theater, after the show. I keep it in my car, and listen to it nearly every day."
Ken N. Hailey-suggs | NYC | 12/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this powerful IMax film in New Orleans with it's target audience. It was a great experience. I am getting the DVD as a souvenir of the experience.

I have heard a criticism that the films goes light (or 'lite', if you will) on scientific information. Once again look at the target is well defined INTRO of different subjects: the bayou and NOLA culture pre-K, the science of the storm and the bayou and NOLA AFTER the storm. For the amount of time an IMAX film has, it does a great job.

I do recommend seeing it in IMAX first if possible...especially in New Orleans. You will definately want a copy of it after you see it that way."
What happens when you Fool With Mother Nature,
Wilda Beest | Kaufman TX | 08/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)


I saw this impressive and touching documentary, narrated by Meryl Streep, at an Imax theatre. It held my attention from start to finish because the truth was brought to light as to what happens when people fool with Mother Nature. It features enjoyable cajun music by Tab Benoit and excellent fiddle playing by Amanda Shaw, a young girl who shows concern about her surroundings and her family's welfare after Katrina. I was drawn completely into the picturesque life of the Cajun and South Louisiana people.