Mobile, AL native and gifted filmmaker Margaret Brown (The Order of Myths, Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt) has created another documentary that hits us right in our hearts. The Great Invisible (2014) is an examination of the oil industry after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon mega-disaster through the lives of those who work in both the oil and fishing industries on the gulf coast. It’s a powerful subject, one that affects the filmmaker herself and many more who live within our own community here in New Orleans. Hats off to you, Margaret. And to Josh Penn (co-producer) and everyone else who worked on bringing this undeniably important film to the screen.
The Great Invisible is invisible no more : the documentary premieres tonight at the SXSW film festival in Austin, TX, to the first of hopefully many audiences! Check out SXSW’s description of the film here and follow the progress of The Great Invisible on facebook here!