The Great Flood

The Great Flood

The Great Flood

The Great Flood

2013 / United States / 78min

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its banks in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles to a depth of up to 30 feet. Part of it enduring legacy was the mass exodus of displaced sharecroppers. Musically, the “Great Migration” of rural southern blacks to Northern cities saw the Delta Blues electrified and reinterpreted as the Chicago Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll.

Using minimal text and no spoken dialog, filmmaker Bill Morrison and composer/guitarist Bill Frisell have created a powerful portrait of a seminal moment in American history through a collection of silent images matched to a searing original soundtrack.

Music performed by Bill Frisell, Guitar; Ron Miles, Trumpet; Tony Scherr, Bass; Guitar Kenny Wollesen, Drums.

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Details

  • Original title
    The Great Flood
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
  • Dir. of Photo.
  • Editing
    Bill Morrison
  • Music
    Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen
  • Sound
  • Duration
    78 min
  • Year
    2013
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    NON VERBAL
  • Subtitles
    NONE
  • Production
    Hypnotic Pictures
    United States
    e-mail: info@billmorrisonfilm.com
    Songline / Tonefield
    1649 Hopkins St.
    94707 Berkeley, CA
    United States
    tel: 510.528.1191
    e-mail: staff@songtone.com
  • Distribution
    BFI
    United Kingdom
    ICARUS Films
    32 Court Street, piso 21
    NY 11201 Brooklyn
    United States
    e-mail: mail@icarusfilms.com

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