Film Info
Director:Ben Powell
Running Time:71
Year of Release:2015
Premiere:West Coast Premiere


A towboat drifts down the Mississippi River, due for port in New Orleans. The water, the banks, the bright lights of a port ahead; the lure of a coming paycheck and a home-cooked meal. This is the world captured in the visually beautiful observational documentary BARGE. A green deckhand's first days. A former convict working his way up job by job, hoping to become First Mate. A veteran engineer in no hurry to retire. Dry land's misfits find purpose and direction on this ancient waterway that is the backbone of our nation’s economy. -CM