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Sunday, May 30 • 12:30pm - 1:22pm
Wild about Harry

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Wild about Harry' is the story of an improbable hero, the nation's only Chinese-American Sheriff, a brash 350-pound cowboy who sang with Willie Nelson, threw parties on the White House lawn with Bill Clinton and used his political power to raise big money, most of which he gave to charity. Born in the back room of a Chinese laundry in New Orleans, Harry Lee followed the ritual of expectation set by his immigrant parents. One of eight children and the eldest son, Harry became a successful businessman, attorney, elected official, civic leader and philanthropist. The man elevated political incorrectness to high art, and yet, as an elected public official, was wildly popular. Not incidentally, he was a good lawman whose accomplishments enabled him to stay in office for 29 years.Harry Lee embraced life with gusto. He was loved, honored, vilified, satirized, but never ignored. 'Wild about Harry' also reflects on the environment that helped create Harry Lee, the peculiar world of Louisiana politics and the colorful characters who inhabit that world. Some of those characters are currently serving time in federal prisons. Harry donated the money to make this story of his life. He and the producers agreed that any profit from the distribution and/or exhibition of the film would go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Harry died fromLeukemia before the completion of the film.

Sunday May 30, 2010 12:30pm - 1:22pm