Filmed in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, "Holdout" is a portrait of an eccentric New Orleanian. Jimmy, a resident of the Mid-City neighborhood, refused to evacuate for the storm. Despite being surrounded by floodwaters for two weeks, he insisted on staying home to care for his family of 18 pets. With helicopters and gunshots just outside his window, Jimmy reflects on the death of his life-long boyfriend who died exactly one year earlier.

DV, 2006

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Included in Best of Slamdance 2008 DVD

Slamdance Film Fest
American Film Institute's Dallas International Film Fest
NewFest (New York)
Santa Cruz Film Fest
Arizona Film Fest (Winner: Best Short Documentary)

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