Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's SXSW Festival, The Great Invisible depicts the response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and resultant oil spill from multiple viewpoints.
Don't miss screenings this weekend at the Elmwood Theater in Berkeley and the Roxie Theater in San Francisco with the film's director Margaret Brown in attendance for audience Q&A - plus SFGFF director Rachel Caplan will be moderating the Q&A after the 4:30pm screening at the Roxie on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Here's a description of the film from SXSW:
"On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history.
The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the front page. At once a fascinating corporate thriller, a heartbreaking human drama and a peek inside the walls of the secretive oil industry, The Great Invisible is the first documentary feature to go beyond the media coverage to examine the crisis in depth through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on."
More Info About the Film: thegreatinvisible.com
Bayou Recovery Project: takepart.com/great-invisible
Friday Dec. 5
Director Margaret Brown will be at the Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley for the 7pm screening, doing a Q&A afterward.
You can get tickets here for the Elmwood >>
Saturday Dec. 6
There will be Q&A with Margaret Brown after the 4:30pm screening at the Roxie in San Francisco, and after the 7pm screening in Berkeley.
You can get tickets here for the Roxie >>
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