NEW ORLEANS – Five years after he documented the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returned to New Orleans with his new movie showing the city's agonizing efforts to return to normal.
The premiere Tuesday included hours one and four of the HBO documentary, "If God Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise."
"The first hour was very, very emotional," said Sharon Starks, 53, who said she had a purse full of tissues after seeing the first Lee film on the hurricane. "But the second hour I was just angry. It was about the BP oil spill and I just felt they came along and violated us on top of everything else."
Lee also produced "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," after Katrina struck in August 2005.