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The Great Flood - A Unique Film/Music/Jazz experience

Complemented by a very well-considered Bill Frisell original score, director Bill Morrison weaves together compelling archival footage of the great Mississippi flood of 1927 . 

That flood led to an exodus of sharecroppers, all heading north. The result? Chicago blues, rhythm & blues and, ultimately, rock ’n’ roll…


The incredible archival footage here (there is no narration) is of the flood which 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 ("High Water Everywhere") and Memphis Minnie ("When the Levee Breaks"), as well as influencing electric blues bands that thrived in cities like Memphis, Detroit and Chicago.

"Guitarist-composer Bill Frisell’s wall-to-wall, bluesy-jazzy soundtrack beautifully reflects and unifies the visuals while also helping to personalize this distinct endeavor. It’s a terrific achievement." Gary Goldstein, LA Times

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  • Kim s.

    Is there an age requirement to join ? I am a 54 years woman.

    April 14, 2014

  • Gunny T.

    Run on old footage with repetitive music, which was too loud

    March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sick so can't come tonight after all. I'll be sorry to miss it.

    March 11, 2014

  • Mahin

    Hi Mohamed, I am planning to attend the movie but wondering if it will start at 6:30 or later? I am coming from work and it is a bit tough to make it for 6:30. In the past, the movies have started later than the specified date. Thanks,

    March 11, 2014

    • Mohamed I.

      I would say it will start 6:35 at the maximum, as there will be another screening in the evening.

      March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there an entrance fee for this event tomorrow?

    March 10, 2014

  • teresa

    Would love to join you but will be going to Victoria that day for BC Ferries protest :)

    March 9, 2014

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