“The Great Invisible” A Searing Portrait of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster and The World’s Complicated Addiction to Oil

by Chris Dixon

This month, Margaret Brown’s searing documentary The Great Invisible will begin screening across the country. Rather than simply hurling oily muck at the perpetrators of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, this film promises a far more in-depth view of one of the worst environmental catastrophes in global history, its lingering effects, and the economic and human consequences of a global addiction to oil. As Brown points out, such is the grip of oil on the politics and purse-strings of our nation, that not one new law was passed regarding oil rig safety in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon fiasco.


Learn more about the film and additional screenings from takepart.com. 

Salon.com’s review of the film. 

The hidden oil in our everyday lives. Click to download an infographic on the film from Takepart.com.


Upcoming Screenings.

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Dallas, TX
Angelika Film Center and Cafe

NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Berkeley, CA
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Santa Fe, NM
CCA Cinematheque

NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Mobile, AL
Crescent Theater

Nashville, TN
Belcourt Theatre

Seattle, WA
Sundance Cinemas Seattle

DECEMBER 12, 2014
Denver, CO
SIE FilmCenter

Atlanta, GA
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

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