On November 10, 1975, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a storm in Lake Superior, taking with it 30 men. Inspired by the Gordon Lightfoot song "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald," this docudrama is a compelling inquiry into the unanswered questions about that tragedy.
"Instead of taking the issue of blame head on, Dietz has treated the tragedy like a source of light refracted through the characters involved--the captain, the crew, the widows, the owners. The cumulative effect of these interlaced fragments gives troubling life to what might have been dry facts." - Variety
"Eerily evocative." - Detroit News
"A wonderful mixture of music, historical research, and personal reflection--all of it wrapped in the metaphorical power of sea literature and in the evocative emotion of achingly beautiful folk songs." - St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch