Bombay Beach 2011



Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea, a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the Colorado desert that was once a beautiful vacation destination for the privileged and is now a pool of dead fish. Film director Alma Har'el tells the story of three protagonists. The trials of Benny Parrish, a young boy diagnosed with bipolar disorder whose troubled soul and vivid imagination create both suffering and joy for him and his complex and loving family. The story of CeeJay Thompson, a black teenager and aspiring football player who has taken refuge in Bombay Beach hoping to avoid the same fate of his cousin who was murdered by a gang of youths in Los Angeles; and that of Red, an ancient survivor, once an oil field worker, living on the fumes of whiskey, cigarettes and an irrepressible love of life. Together these portraits form a triptych of manhood in its various ages and guises.

Articles on Bombay Beach
Nick Bradshaw, California Dreaming, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 3 (March), 2012 pp. 34-36
Reviews
Hannah McGill, Bombay Beach, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 2 (February), 2012 pp. 61
PW, Bombay Beach, in: Empire, nr. 273 (March), 2012 pp. 50
Patrick Seyboth, Bombay Beach, in: epd Film, nr. 9, 2012 pp. 58-59
Esther Buss, Bombay Beach, in: Filmdienst, nr. 20 (27. September 2012), 2012 pp. 27
Author:Hannah McGill
Title:Bombay Beach
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:2
Year:2012
Pp:61
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Bombay Beach (2011)
Author:Nick Bradshaw
Title:California Dreaming
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:3
Year:2012
Pp:34-36
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Bombay Beach (2011)
Author:PW
Title:Bombay Beach
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:273
Year:2012
Pp:50
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Bombay Beach (2011)
Author:Patrick Seyboth
Title:Bombay Beach
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:9
Year:2012
Pp:58-59
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Bombay Beach (2011)
Author:Esther Buss
Title:Bombay Beach
in:
Magazine:Filmdienst
Nr.:20
Year:2012
Pp:27
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Bombay Beach (2011)

Bombay Beach
United States 2011

Directed by
Alma Har'el


Year:2011
Running time:80 minutes
Country:United States
Language:English

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