In 1927, the Mississippi River broke out of its banks, forcing a mass exodus. Poetic and fascinating, The Great Flood is a cinematic-musical collaboration between Bill Morrison and Bill Frisell, inspired by that catastrophe, the most destructive flood in the history of the United States, one that caused a profound transformation of American society.
Trained as a painter, his films commonly combine stock footage and contemporary music. Among his work is the outstanding Decasia (02). In 2014, the MoMA dedicated a retrospective to him.