Money, hurricane, death: Jason Berry's 'City of a Million Dreams' mulls history of second-lines, jazz funerals
By Sue Strachan
It was the last day of filming “City of a Million Dreams: The Untold Story of Funerals in New Orleans,” and as the cast and crew milled about in the early morning sun, Jason Berry stood watching with a mixture of pride and wistfulness.
It had been a 20-year journey, an odyssey of death, money and destruction.
“This has been an epic of my life,” said Berry, of the documentary and book...
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A Father, a Daughter, and a Film
By Kim Singletary
In honor of Father’s Day this month, I thought I’d share the story of a father and daughter I’m honored to know and the unique project that, for the first time in either of their careers, has turned them into professional colleagues.
Both are storytellers: The dad is Jason Berry, an author, journalist and filmmaker widely known for his coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic church. His daughter, Simonette Berry, is an accomplished scenic artist and writer who has worked in the film industry for six years...
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