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Bill Morrison United States, 2011

Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Great Flood

Bill Morrison is exceedingly adept at taking found archival footage and editing it into compelling new films, and here he weaves a striking portrait of the Mississippi River Flood of 1927. The film is designed as a sensory experience rather than an educational one. And while the jazzy score often feels anachronistic, the ultimate effect of great art arising from great tragedy is a powerful one.