Humorist Harry Shearer may seem like an unlikely source for a controversial new documentary examining the government's negligence and culpability in the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina, but that's only if you don't really know Harry Shearer.

Best known as the voice of several Simpsons characters and the bassist for mock-umentary band Spinal Tap, Shearer also is a die hard New Orleanian and the politically astute host of the weekly radio program Le Show. His film, The Big Uneasy, is being released for one-night-only showings across the country the day after the fifth anniversary of Katrina. The film will be shown locally at The Grand 16. According to its website, "The Big Uneasy marks the beginning of the end of five years of ignorance about what happened to one of our nation’s most treasured cities — and serves as a stark reminder that the same agency that failed to protect New Orleans still exists in other cities across America." Here's the trailer:

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