Tuesday 7th Feb 2012 Bombay Beach Film Screening (Manchester Premiere)

January 24th, 2012 by Asha

Tuesday 7th Feb 2012 Bombay Beach Film Screening (Manchester Premiere)

 

Winner of the Tribeca film festival doc competition.

 

Black Lion, Chapel Street, Salford, M35BZ, 8pm Entry £5

Dine before the film 2 Main Meals for £10 (Kitchen Closes 7.30pm)

Advance Tickets Here only £4 http://bombaybeachfilm.eventbrite.com/

http://bombaybeachfilm.com/

The rusting relic of a failed 1950s development boom, the Salton Sea is a barren Californian landscape often seen as a symbol of the failure of the American Dream. A sea in the middle of the Colorado desert. First-time director Alma Har’el visits this poetically fruitful terrain in her distinctive documentary Bombay Beach, and finds there a motley cast including a bipolar seven-year-old, a lovelorn high school football star, and an octogenarian poet-prophet. Together they make up a triptych of American manhood in its decisive moments, populating the Salton Sea’s land of thwarted opportunity.

True to her roots as a photographer, video artist, and music video director, Har’el crafts here an adamantly atypical and artistically innovative film—a dreamlike poem that sets the personal stories of these distinctive yet familiar characters to a stylized amalgam of observational documentary and choreographed dance, with music by Beirut and Bob Dylan, all cast against the atmospheric scenery of the titular ghost town. The result is a moving and surreal documentary experience—an evocative, symbolic portrait of rural America and its inhabitants. Winner of the Tribeca film festival doc competition.

Film Information

CountryUS, IsraelFilmmakersAlma Har’elRuntime80 mins