Pare Lorentz's films The Plow that Broak the Plains and The River are landmark American documentaries. They indelibly encapsulate the strivings of Roosevelt's New Deal. Virgil Thomson's scores for both films are among the most famous ever composed for the movies. Special features include interviews with George Stoney, Charles Fussell, and Virgil Thomson. The soundtracks are recreat4ed by Post-Classical Ensemble directed by Angel Gil-Ordonez with Floyd King as narrator.