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NEW YORK TIMES: ‘Bombay Beach’ Review

Palm Springs-by-the-Sea it is not. That slogan belonged to a vintage advertising campaign, glimpsed in “Bombay Beach,” for a waterside paradise on the edge of the Salton Sea in the southern California desert. In the 1950s and ’60s, this 385-square-mile body of water, created in 1905 when the rampaging Colorado River spilled over its banks, became a celebrity magnet and tourist destination. But its vogue quickly faded.

What’s left of the resort is the subject of Alma Har’el’s surreal documentary, “Bombay Beach”. Read more on the NY Times

“The movie looks and feels like a fever dream about an alternate universe.”

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