Bombay Beach

Friday, October 14 - Thursday, October 20, 2011

This years winner of best documentary at the Tribeca film festival, BOMBAY BEACH is a portrait of three protagonists: Benny Parrish, an imaginative young boy diagnosed with bipolar disorder; CeeJay Thompson, an African-American lovelorn high school football star; and Red, a once oil field worker, now poet-prophet living on the fumes of whiskey and cigarettes. First time director Alma Har’el’s lyrical film tells these personal stories in a style that combines observational documentary and choreographed dance; the result is a moving experience—an evocative, symbolic portrait of rural America. With a soundtrack by Zach Condon (of the band Beirut) and Bob Dylan. “A beautiful, quirky, and ultimately very moving film about the American Dream as it teeters on the edge of a desert sea.” – Terry Gilliam