The Great Flood | Indy Week

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated NR · 76 min. · 2014

Documentary, Musical

The great Mississippi flood of 1927 was the most destructive in American history -- 27,000 square miles were inundated. The migration fueled the evolution of acoustic blues, including artists who witnessed the flood such as Charley Patton and Memphis Minnie, as well as influencing electric blues bands that thrived in cities like Memphis, Detroit and Chicago. Archive footage from sources like the Fox Movietone Newsfilm Library and the National Archives is weaved together to document the catastrophe. But the footage was filmed on volatile nitrate stock which is partially deteriorated -- the bubbles and washes of decaying footage become associated with the destructive force of the rising river and the celluloid appears to have been bathed in the same water as the images it depicts.

Official Site: icarusfilms.com/new2013/fld.html
Director: Bill Morrison

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for The Great Flood

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation