Native Mobilian and Peabody Award-winner Margaret Brown has apparently hit her stride. The documentarian’s first two – “Be Here to Love Me” and “The Order of Myths” – made a big splash when they premiered over the last decade, earning Brown not only raves but awards to boot.
Her latest work, “The Great Invisible,” is continuing the trend. Built around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the film walked away with the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. It is set to premiere in New York City and Los Angeles Oct. 29.
Brown spent four years interviewing Gulf Coast residents and her local roots were instrumental in gaining trust and access. According to a press release, that includes everyone “from industry insiders to small-town fishermen, from lawyers administering BP’s faulty compensation fund to the shell-shocked survivors of the initial blast.” Brown has also included first-person video taken on the Deepwater Horizon in the days leading up to the disaster.
Keep your eyes and ears on alert for a local appearance. If Brown’s track record is any indication, you definitely don’t want to miss this.