Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »
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Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular desert resort and has since developed into a refuge for a community of oddballs. Written by
Great documentary on a little known part of the U.S.A.
Just a short time ago I did not even know the Salton Sea existed and after seeing Plagues and Pleasures I feel like I have been there. This film tells a very interesting story about a unique place in the U.S. "Rise and fall," as put by another reviewer, captures the situation of Salton Sea area well.
The story reminds me of a local area with a somewhat parallel story (Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida). There are similarly quirky characters and imagery of "things left behind" or "what could have been" in this area claimed by the National Park Service in the 1970's. It would be nice to see a documentary of this area done by the same team!
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