Starting Tuesday, February 20th, McKissick will host weekly screenings of the acclaimed HBO series, Treme, Season One. Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, Treme follows the lives of ordinary residents as they struggle to rebuild their lives and keep their cultural traditions alive. Each screening will include a talkback led by faculty from USC, Claflin University and Denmark Technical College, including Rudy Mancke, USC Naturalist in Residence, Dr. Alison Mc Letchie, and Dr. Conor Harrison, among others. We will explore Treme from diverse perspectives, including Hurricane Katrina’s cultural, political and environmental impact, musical and carnival traditions, and trauma and recovery.
All screenings begin at 6pm in the McKissick Theater, located on the 1st Floor. Light refreshments will be provided. All dates are free and open to the public.
Please note that Treme is rated TV-MA and is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
These Treme screenings are held in conjunction with the exhibit “WELL SUITED: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s® Treme”, currently on display at McKissick Museum. The exhibit will be on view 30 minutes before each screening. Treme costume designer Alonzo V. Wilson will be joining us for one screening. Visitors who attend 5 or more screenings will be entered into a drawing to win a goody bag full of Treme gear.