Bombay Beach

Bombay Beach
Bombay Beach
  • NR
  • 1h 16m
  • 2011
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From Focus Features, the premiere global brand in original and daring cinema, comes Focus World. Charged with finding the most exciting voices in international and independent film, Focus World is proud to bring you Bombay Beach, winner of the Best Documentary prize at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Decades ago, the Salton Sea, two hours outside Los Angeles, was a tourist hotspot and a symbol of 1950s-era American optimism. Now, a victim of environmental decline, it stands mostly abandoned, its boomtown communities now decaying relics of a bygone era. Visionary filmmaker AlmaAlma Har'el investigates one such town – Bombay Beach – and weaves together the stories of its inhabitants with surreal poetry and beauty. Set to the music of Bob Dylan and Beirut, this is the story of a place where the American dream has faded, but where the dreams of those that stayed behind are alive and well.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

London Evening Standard

Har'el seems to tell us that nobody can be completely defeated, even by the most unfortunate circu...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Alexander Capes

Drifts in and out of reality and leaves your head somewhere in between.

June 22, 2017
Peter Bradshaw

It's a rich slice of Americana, and there's a great soundtrack from musicians including Bob Dylan.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddleston

Har'el's film is at times bizarrely uplifting, at others crushingly sad...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:October 14, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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