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Rooftop Films | The Big Muddy

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MetroTech Commons

5 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Float down the winding Mississippi with short cinematic travelogues exploring the preoccupations of the Delta.

Date: Wednesday, June 19th
Venue: MetroTech Commons
Address: 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM:
Live Music from Frog
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: Q&A

"“One cannot bar [the Mississippi River’s] path with an obstruction which it will not tear down, dance over, and laugh at.”
― Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

In 1803, the Louisiana purchase ushered in a period of westward expansion that would become fundamental to establishing the American identity. 216 years later, the great river acquired in that deal remains the spiritual headwaters of American culture. This program of new short films features snapshots of modern life along the storied waterway: traveling down the river, one man explores the politics and fascinating mechanisms of how a river is used and by whom; in a gentrifying ward of New Orleans, Mardi Gras Indians celebrate their Indigenous and African heritage in elaborate Fat Tuesday spectacles; a new enrollee at a school for Lost Boys must overcome bullying to find himself; and online, YouTube creationists muddy the waters of anthropocentrism. Through all the films, the Big Muddy keeps flowing, fertilizing and reflecting the soul of America: the good, the bad, the feathered, and the sublime.

FILMS:

All on a Mardi Gras Day
Michal Pietrzyk | USA | 22

Feathers
A.V. Rockwell | USA | 20

Life On The Mississippi
Bill Brown | USA | 28

Little Lower Than the Angels
NEOZOON | Germany | 13

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IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

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