As Lex Luthor's father once told his shiny-headed son, "Stocks may rise and fall, utilities and transportation systems may collapse. People are no damn good, but they will always need land and they'll pay through the nose to get it. Remember: land."
Each month, the series premieres a new short film features a new town such as Fort Worth, Texas; Smith Center, Kan.; and New York City.
Carl and Elisabeth Crum created the series to show how "the square miles make up a patchwork of contemporary culture. 'One Square Mile' provides an intimate look at our society and examines the human experience first hand," according to their website.
The filmmakers focused on a square mile of my hometown of New Orleans. The square mile they picked is part of Uptown, a section that I spent much of my childhood driving through to visit my grandparents or pick up my dad from work. I also used to walk down to the makeshift theater where I hammed it up for the sake of improv comedy.
And the funniest part is that the place still looks like it did when I was a young 'un. Check it out after the jump.