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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

Time Out
Tom Huddleston

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

June 22, 2017
Village Voice
Eric Hynes

That it documents rural poverty in the American West without exploiting or sanctifying its subject...

June 22, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Mark Olsen

More lyrical tone poem than straightforward documentary.

June 22, 2017
Andrew O'Hehir

You either like this kind of ambitious, brave, borderless experiment or you don't, and I think it'...

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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