Bombay Beach (2011)
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Critic Reviews for Bombay Beach
"Bombay Beach" is an oasis of creativity in the documentary landscape.
Har'el's film is at times bizarrely uplifting, at others crushingly sad...
That it documents rural poverty in the American West without exploiting or sanctifying its subjects would be cause enough for praise. But this doesn't begin to approach what Alma Har'el pulls off with her hybrid doc knockout Bombay Beach.
More lyrical tone poem than straightforward documentary.
You either like this kind of ambitious, brave, borderless experiment or you don't, and I think it's absolutely magical and tragic.
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Arty documentary focusing on three subjects---a troubled and over-medicated young boy, a football-playing teen transplant fleeing gang violence in L.A., and a crusty old cigarette bootlegger---in decaying Salton Sea, CA, an impoverished desert burg. Inconclusive but impressive chronicle of the lives of outcasts in one of the last places in America where it's still possible to live as an individual. The soundtrack by Beruit and Bob Dylan helps a lot.
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