"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" has many elements that have earned it tremendous Oscar buzz, but one of them--its depiction of the city of New Orleans--was celebrated as a star of the film Tuesday night at a reception hosted by acclaimed Democratic strategist, author, and political commentator Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileTrump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox Trump complains Fox News is 'doing nothing to help' him get reelected Nervous Democrats are sweating the small stuff MORE at the Acadiana restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C.

Brazile, a New Orleans native, said the film was "great for New Orleans," speaking about the film's importance to the Big Easy's revitalization and its role in remembering the luster of the city three and a half years after the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina.

Brazile casually spoke about various customs found only in Louisiana with guests at the Acadiana, which was adorned with official posters of the film.

Also in attendance was Taraji P. Henson, supporting actress in the film. Henson, who hails from the Washington, D.C. area, reiterated Brazile