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Harry Shearer / thebiguneasy.com

With an opening night-screening of his levee-failure documentary, “The Big Uneasy,” at the Prytania Theatre in Uptown New Orleans, Harry Shearer knew he would be preaching to choir.

Taking the theatre stage to a full house’s standing ovation after Monday’s late showing, Shearer thanked the audience for their enthusiasm but described his broader goal.

“Nothing is more moving to me than hearing the reaction of the people of New Orleans, the city I adopted, the city that adopted me,” Shearer said. “But it wasn’t made for us. It was made for the rest of the country.”

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