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Culture Briefing

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Films, books, music and our culture editor's monthly column.

Daniel Edelstyn, PBS, Please God Find Me a Husband!, Simone Lia, White House



Bombay Beach

Director: Alma Har’el

Alma Har’el’s striking debut is a heartfelt quirky documentary about the last gasps of the American dream – how does it work nowadays and what does it mean for the residents of California’s Salton Sea? The pic successfully avoids overused hard-life clichés and delivers a tender story – through singing and dancing – of the lives of trailer park America. The film is also accompanied by some great tunes, courtesy of Beirut and Bob Dylan.

If you missed it on the big screen, Bombay Beach is now available…


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