Mississippi Drift

When New York journalist Matthew Power got an invitation to boat down the Mississippi from a young vagabond he met doing a piece two years before, he thought it would be the perfect chance to get reconnected with real America. Arriving in St Paul, Minnesota, he discovers that the boat is a really a home-made house boat no one would call sea worthy. But down the mighty river they head into a journey that takes them into the bizarre, banal, weirdly idealistic and dystopian frontier of modern America. Living out of dumpsters and surviving by committing various cons, they encounter a series of different groups along the social spectrum. With their destination New Orleans, the classic Twain-like adventure is a clash of idealism, reality and utter lunacy.

In association with Paul Haggis & Michael Nozick

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