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Dumbarton Bridge (1999)

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John Shed, a black American, lives precariously, at the margins of Silicon Valley, with his white girl friend, Belinda. His life is thrown out of balance when his half-Vietnamese daughter, ... See full summary »

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John Shed, a black American, lives precariously, at the margins of Silicon Valley, with his white girl friend, Belinda. His life is thrown out of balance when his half-Vietnamese daughter, Minh, arrives from a refugee camp in Thailand. Father and daughter begin a parallel search for belonging and identity amidst the salt ponds and tract homes of the south San Francisco Bay Area rarely seen in films. Written by Charles Koppelman <koppelm@well.com>

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19 March 2001 | by (S.F. East Bay) – See all my reviews

Growing up in this part of the country, I was looking forward to a good film, but I was left feeling disappointed. The story was mediocre to say the least. I really tried to like it, but I just couldn't. The low budget-ness of the film really was saddening to me. This area of the Bay is truly mixed and I grew up with people who shared similar stories and any of them would have made a very good independent film. I wont delve too deep into the film because the previous review hit the nail on the head. It was a valiant attempt to tell a story, but taken the history of the area and the characters portrayed in the film, a better setting would have been Oakland or Richmond, CA. Too bad.


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