The Great Flood

The Great Flood
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The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its banks in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles to a depth of up to 30 feet. Part of it enduring legacy was the mass exodus of displaced sharecroppers. Musically, the "Great Migration"...

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Production Details

  • MPAA Rating:
    (NR)
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 20 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its banks in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles to a depth of up to 30 feet. Part of it enduring legacy was the mass exodus of displaced sharecroppers. Musically, the "Great Migration" of rural southern
blacks to Northern cities saw the Delta Blues electrified and reinterpreted as the Chicago Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll.

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 20 min.
  • In Theaters
    Thursday, January 23, 2014-LA
    Wednesday, January 08, 2014-NY
  • MPAA Rating
    (NR)
  • Genre
    Documentary
  • Producer(s)
    Phyllis Oyama
  • Director(s)
    Bill Morrison
  • Writer(s)
    N/A
  • Studio
    Icarus Films
  • Format(s)
    2D

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