iEAR Space, DCC 174, RPI campus

November 5, 2009 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


FLOOD TIDE is an impressionistic narrative film about a journey down a river in the midst of ongoing economic and ecological collapse.

The film tells the story of a group of friends who, driven by dreams, desperation, and a sense of adventure, decide to build a boat out of scrap material. As they begin to build more people gather at the river, assembling vessels out of the trash that surrounds them. Inspired and uncertain, they set out down the river.

The tale of these unlikely vessels and their crews is framed by the story of one friend who remains behind. He withdraws to a basement, lost in his work, crafting dystopian tableaux from a collection of relics and photographs. A package arrives containing artifacts from the boats: a colored glass bottle, a weathered piece of lace, a diary, an envelope of snapshots. Each object contains a fragment of the narrative, revealing the paths of divergent but inextricably linked journeys.

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