Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in November

The Great Invisible

Release Date: Out now
Director: Margaret Brown

This documentary account of the Deep Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill, which dumped 176 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days in 2010, gives you what you pay for — stunning figures, accounts of mind-boggling hypocrisy and incompetence, and endless rage. We know the facts; director Margaret Brown’s skill is in drawing out the characters, from shell-shocked survivors to family members left behind to Roosevelt Harris, a straight-talking and kind food bank volunteer who provides the heart and soul of the picture. It’s easy to get depressed by this kind of thing, but Harris serves as a valuable counterpoint, reminding us of the goodness that inevitably appears in the wake of a nightmare.