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THE UNFORESEEN

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THE UNFORESEEN
A film by Laura Dunn
Executive Produced by Terrence Malick and Robert Redford

DESCRIPTION
The American dream of owning a house with a white picket fence goes head to head with environmental sustainability in this urgent, beautifully crafted documentary. when a ambitious real estate developer sets out to transform thousands of acres of pristine hill country in Austin, Texas into a suburban development - threatening a nearby natural spring - the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature a struggle that is playing out in cities and towns across the country. Breathtaking in score, The Unforeseen questions what we're willing to give up in the name of growth.

SPECIAL FEATURES
· Audio Commentary by Director Laura Dunn, Producer & Motion Graphics Designer Jef Sewell, Cinematographer Lee Daniel and Sound Designer Tom Hammond
· Theatrical Trailer
· The Unforeseen, an essay by film critic Dennis Lim

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
* Winner, Truer Than Fiction award, Independent Spirit Awards, 2008
* World Premiere, Sundance Film Festival, 2007
* Official Selection, South by Southwest Film Festival, 2007
* Official Selection, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 2007
* Official Selection, Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008
* Official Selection, Planet in Focus Film Festival, 2008

DVD INFO
USA / 93 minutes / 1.85:1 (16/9) / English Dolby Digital 5.1

REVIEWS
"The movie An Inconvenient Truth wanted to be. Visually rich, narratively ambitious... transcendent." - Mark Holcomb, Time Out New York

"A stunningly grand and beautiful movie!" – Mark Nichol, San Francisco Chronicle

"The Unforeseen is something rare: a documentary as beautiful as it is provocative." – John Powers, Vogue

"One of the most extraordinary accomplishments in recent American nonfiction filmmaking. A beautiful, soulful work about real estate development and sprawl... and if you think that’s impossible you haven't seen it." – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

"The Unforeseen unfolds like a tragic whodunit with the Earth itself being the victim of the crime…" – Kenneth Turan, LA Times

"Extraordinary! Evokes the rapturous transcendentalist quality that surfaces in Malick’s own films." – Jim Ridley, Village Voice

"The Unforeseen achieves ambitions that most documentaries don’t even harbor." – Nicolas Rapold, New York Sun

"Stunning! A classic Americana tale." – Logan Hill, New York Magazine

"An ingeniously scaled, unusually resonant documentary." - Nathan Lee, Village Voice

"I cannot recommend [The Unforeseen] too highly… has such a rich sense of place that it rips you up in ways that other, less-rooted documentaries don’t." – David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"One of the great documentaries of our time." – Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International

"The most winning environmental documentary in years." – Max Goldberg, San Francisco Bay Guardian

"A superior documentary!" – Walter Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

"A work of art. Open your eyes to this must-see doc." – Geoff Berkshire, Metromix LA

"Informative, inspirational, and downright poetic." – Jack Matthews, New York Daily News

"Invigorating viewing! The Unforeseen is for nature both a paean and an elegy, and for contemporary American nonfiction a challenge, in both scope and aesthetic." – Michael Koresky, Indiewire

"A fine and important film. The surprisingly gripping narrative unfolds like a Capra-esque epic full of moral dilemmas and questionable characters…" – Ken Fox, TV Guide

"Essential viewing! The kind of transformative viewing experience that has made the current period a golden age for nonfiction film. As a cinematic contemplation of human activity on the planet it far surpasses An Inconvenient Truth."– Robert Koehler, Variety



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