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Agnes: Flood of '72 Movie Premiere

A local filmmaker creates a documentary about the flood of 1972.

Flood Documentary
Corning (WENY) -- More than 100 people came out Tuesday night to see the film premiere of AGNES: The Flood at the Corning Museum of Glass.

The documentary film looks at the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes and how its devastating floods effected both the physical and emotional landscape of the Elmira-Corning area.

It's produced by Emmy Award-winner and Binghamton native Brian Frey, who says he enjoys doing stories on events in history that forever impact communities.

Frey was just nine years old when Agnes ravaged the Twin Tiers. "It's a story that needed to be told," says Frey. "It's a story about an event that changed the direction of some of these communities, changed many lives."

"I've been a resident of corning for 15 or 20 years and in our time here, we've heard many stories from our friends and neighbors who lived through the '72 flood," adds premiere attendee Scott Foti. "It's a fascinating subject, so I'm looking forward to the documentary."

June 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the flood, and the local PBS station will air the documentary on Thursday, June 21st at 8 p.m.