director, "The Great Invisible"
Directed by former Austinite Margaret Brown, the documentary The Great Invisible examines the circumstances that led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the emotional and financial toll of the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. The documentary includes interviews with Deepwater Horizon oil rig workers, Gulf of Mexico residents impacted by the disaster, and BP Disaster Victims Compensation Fund director Kenneth Feinberg. Margaret Brown previously directed the documentaries Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt and The Order of Myths. The Great Invisible premiered locally at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and will open Dec. 12 at the Violet Crown Cinema. Margaret Brown will attend the 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 screening with film subjects Sara and Stephen Stone.
Aired: Dec. 11, 2014
Web sites: http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible and