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

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.

· Audio Commentary by Director Laura Dunn, Producer & Motion Graphics Designer Jef Sewell, Cinematographer Lee Daniel and Sound Designer Tom Hammond
· Theatrical Trailer
· Essay By Film Critic Dennis Lim

* 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

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

"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,

"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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