DOC FEST: Barge

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First show: June 06

BARGEA towboat drifts down the Mississippi River, due for port in New Orleans. The water, the banks, the bright lights of a port ahead; the lure of a coming paycheck and a home-cooked meal. This is the world captured in the visually beautiful observational documentary BARGE. A green deckhand’s first days. A former convict working his way up job by job, hoping to become First Mate. A veteran engineer in no hurry to retire. Dry land’s misfits find purpose and direction on this ancient waterway that is the backbone of our nation’s economy. -CM

Directed by Ben Powell, 71min., 2015, USA

 

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