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The Unforeseen (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | January 2007 (USA)
A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment's unexpected response to human interference.

Director:

Laura Dunn

Writer:

Wendell Berry (poem)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Curtis Peterson Curtis Peterson ... Himself
Gary Bradley ... Himself
Willie Nelson ... Himself
Ann Richards Ann Richards ... Herself
Roy Butler Roy Butler ... Himself
William Greider William Greider ... Himself
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Bunch Bill Bunch ... Himself
Jim Bob Moffett Jim Bob Moffett ... Himself (archive footage)
Cedar Stevens Cedar Stevens ... Herself
Nico Hauwert Nico Hauwert ... Himself
Chock Woodruff Chock Woodruff ... Himself
Neil Tuttrup Neil Tuttrup ... Himself
Frank Cooksey Frank Cooksey ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Brown Dick Brown ... Himself
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Storyline

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment's unexpected response to human interference.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To aprovlepto See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,496, 2 March 2008, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Redford spent his summers in Austin as a child. He learned to swim in the natural springs which feature so prominently in the film (Barton Springs). See more »

Goofs

A latter animation showing water lines becoming blood vessels has a noticeable shift. It appears a duplicate frame has been accidentally inserted. See more »

Quotes

Roy Scourly: Just imagine, it all kinda just happened all at once. We were riding the wave... and everyone was doing great... and all of a sudden, all the banks started failing. And you'd go to work and everyone was losing their home, or their car was being repossessed... And then the times got worse... And then they got worse.
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Crazy Credits

The closing title sequence, designed by Kyle Cooper/Prologue, begins on a massive abstract-art depiction of overdeveloped land and zooms all the way down to the surface to rest upon a single tree. Cooper requested his credit be "Closing title/Cosmic Zoom Sequence" which is what appears in the credit crawl. See more »

Connections

Features Frontline: The Great American Bailout (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone Else's Tomorrow
Written and Performed by Patty Griffin
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"The Unforeseen" is worth seeing, a beautiful film that is poetic and mesmerizing and at the heart very sad, you feel a great loss watching this very personal film.
9 November 2007 | by kbaxtersSee all my reviews

I just saw "The Unforeseen" yesterday in Los Angeles at the AFI film festival. It is worth seeing, not preachy but really makes you understand how developers have such different interests(money)than you and I do. What happened in Austin has happened everywhere and I think the best message from the film is that we cannot go back and change the damage done but it is clearly time to take a mature look going forward in the future at each of our responsibility and stewardship for the land and nature, we must find a balance. Laura Dunn made a beautiful film that is poetic and mesmerizing and at the heart very sad, you feel a great loss watching this very personal film.


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