Film Programs
Art Films and Events: Spring 2014
The Great Flood

May 4 at 4:30
East Building Auditorium

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 is the muse for Bill Morrison’s latest opus, a haunting visual poem formed from vintage newsreels and discarded footage. The flood’s aftermath served to quicken the pace of the great African American migration to northern cities, especially Chicago. Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell’s score (featuring trumpeter Ron Miles, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen) is carefully fused with the images, “an artwork in its own right, one worth savoring as you would a fine recording” — Neil Genzlinger. (Bill Morrison, 2013, DCP, 78 minutes)

courtesy Icarus Films

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