Filmmaker Harry Shearer phones in to Olympia

By Molly Gilmore on July 30, 2011


Harry Shearer is best known for being funny. He voices Mr. Burns and a host of others on The Simpsons. He was a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. He starred in This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind.

But there is nothing funny about The Big Uneasy, Shearer's documentary about why New Orleans flooded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The film is showing Saturday in Olympia, along with a Q&A with Shearer via Skype.

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The Big Uneasy

Saturday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.
$8.50, $5.50 for Olympia Film Society members, $4 for kids
Plus Q&A via Skype with filmmaker/actor Harry Shearer
Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia
360.754.6670 or