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Exclusive SXSW Clip: Ben Powell’s Barge


World premiering in SXSW’s Visions section on Saturday is Ben Powell’s Barge, a project featured in IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries Project Forum back in 2012. Aboard a towboat bound for New Orleans, Powell introduces us to the hands on deck, one of whom, Larry, is depicted in the exclusive clip below. Said Powell of his subject, “I wanted a well-rounded documentation of the crew and every position on the boat. On the last shoot I met a cook named Larry. He happened to be new to the kitchen after working as a deckhand for years.  It seemed appropriate thematically to include his beginnings as the cook on the boat. He has a unique perspective, an appreciation for the job and for the river. I’m glad to be able to include his story in Barge.”


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