“Kamp Katrina,” reviewed by Maitland McDonagh

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Ashley Sabin and David Redmon’s bittersweet film documents the efforts of two New Orleans natives — eccentric “Miss Pearl” and her husband, David Cross — to help their beloved city heal from Hurricane Katrina’s devastation: They turn their small backyard into a temporary tent city for displaced locals, a motley group of underemployed and troubled fringe dwellers who, says Miss Pearl saucily, “don’t do it mainstream.” That proves an understatement. Read more

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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh

Formerly TVGuide.com's senior movies editor/reviewer, Maitland McDonagh now has her own site, Miss FlickChick.com, and freelances for Film Comment, Time Out NY and other publications. She has written four books -- Broken Mirrors Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, Filmmaking on the Fringe, The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time and Movie Lust -- and contributed to many others, including Film Out of Bounds, Fantasy Females, The Last Great American Picture Show and Exile Cinema. Read McDonagh's recent artilces below. For her Women On Film archive, type "Maitland McDonagh" into the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).