Welcome to Keokuk, Iowa

As the Mississippi River flows past the town of Keokuk, Iowa, towards Hannibal, Missouri, the birthplace of Mark Twain, an antebellum history languishes in the air. Drifting Towards the Crescent captures the place on the Mississippi River, where the North begins to drift into the South. As the diesel barges ply the waters, the river no longer needs the towns, but the towns still need the river.

"An unusual portrait of an almost mythical America." - International Film Festival Rotterdam

"...shimmers with ephemeral beauty." - Filmmaker Magazine

"...residents are proud that life here – characterized by a love of hunting, fishing, drinking and riding motorcycles – is a little rough but in a good-humored way." - Chicago Underground Film Festival

"...a singular sense of place in this captivating portrait of a region holding tight to its identity." - Wisconsin Film Festival