Twilight of the Mississippi

Twilight of the Mississippi

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  • Gus Ganley


  • Walken Schweigert

Theater troupe the Unseen Ghost Brigade builds a raft in 2010 and journeys down the Mississippi River.

Twilight of the Mississippi is a haunting look into the troubled environment and psyche of the American Heartland. It follows the journey of the Unseen Ghost Brigade, a theater troupe that built a raft and traveled down the Mississippi River in 2010. The story explores the marginalized communities of America, a dense patchwork of endangered worlds, with the river cutting through the middle of them all. Winona LaDuke, the National Park Service, industrial farmers, fishermen, spiritualists, anarchists, river rats, a black shaman, and the Army Corps of Engineers: this documentary presents their stories, secrets, and the dark comedy of America's River.

Past Programs


Changes in the Mississippi River

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, Minneapolis, MN