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Sunday, November 13 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Blue Meridian

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2010 | 80 min | Belgium, United States
Filmmaker in Person | New York Premiere

Following the Mighty Mississippi as it flows from Cairo, Illinois, to Venice, Louisiana, where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico, Blue Meridian encounters the diverse people and places along America’s fabled waterway. A forgotten blues singer performs a soulful song. A couple that runs a soup kitchen discuss the importance of going to church. A prison warden complains about the growing number of prisons. A New Orleans poet recites an angry poem. A nature conservationist explains the power of kudzu. These and many others bear witness to the turbulent history, natural disasters, and economic misfortunes that have affected the communities along the riverbank. Belgian filmmaker Sofie Benoot stays just long enough at each depot to take a brief impression or record a song and then, like the river she traces, meanders on her way.

Co-presented by Flanders House


http://amnh.org/programs/mead/2011/films/blue-meridian

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Sunday November 13, 2011 4:30pm - 6:00pm
People Center Theater American Museum of Natural History