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...
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Jamie Anne Allman,
John Davis Walker
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
An entertaining and informative portrait of the myriad troubles and the wacky wonder of the sea. I've been fascinated with the place for years and am impressed by the funny yet serious approach the filmmakers took to clearly explain the complex political and environmental issues. The often off the wall locals who have created their own paradise at this troubled sea were presented with respect and love. The amazing stock footage from the sea's glamorous past contrasted sadly with today's deserted towns and fish and bird die-offs. And the sound track rocked. May 7, 2005 is the sea's centennial. Without intervention, it can't last much longer. Plagues and Pleasures should be required viewing for all California politicians. And all viewers will enjoy the strange history and unexpected beauty of this accidental sea.
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