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Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 24 February 2006 (USA)
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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... Himself (archive footage)
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Norm Niver ... Himself
Petre Melvin ... Himself
Leonard Knight ... Himself
Bobbie Todhunter ... Herself
Steve Horvitz ... Himself
Lechon Rainey ... Herself
Paul Clement ... Himself
Manny Diaz ... Himself
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Harold Gaston ... Himself
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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 Anonymous

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In the middle of a harsh desert valley sits the bizarre Salton Sea.

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Plagues & Pleasures: A Life at the Salton Sea  »

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$4,424, 24 February 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$53,471, 30 December 2007
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a very poignant film....
8 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just viewed this documentary and loved it. The film is a perfect balance of humor and substance. At times, it screens more like a comedy flick than documentary. Regardless, you quickly become engrossed with the inhabitants of Salton Sea; a relatively obscure area located in southeastern California.

I suggest this film for anyone who loves evocative films that showcase humanity at both it's best and worst. A truly genuine study in socio-economics, politics, environmental affairs, hope and despair.

I know that this film has a market outside of the "art" theatre and film fest circuit. It is quirky at times but will certainly leave a lasting impression on you.


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