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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 ... 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

Terrence Malick, a long time resident of Austin, originally conceived the idea for the film. 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

Gary Bradley: Nature in your life, very quickly becomes God. A God who gives great abundance at times... and takes everything away at times.
[on growing up on a farm]
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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

Sarah Was Ninety Years Old
Written by 'Arvo Part'
Performed by The Hilliard Ensemble
Courtesy of ECM Records
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Taking on the American Dream
12 July 2007 | by enviromacSee all my reviews

I saw this film previewed on PBS' NOW. It is just wonderful that someone has done a film about this issue. I love that the director took the time to learn about alternative views. This type of film making has the possibility of bringing people together to work on consensus.

In an interview with the Austinist, Laura Dunn states:

Unfortunately, the "American Dream" has become owning a house with a yard and a fence around it. And these days, unfortunately, that house has to be 2300 square feet, and you have to have a green lawn, and there are all these connotations and associations that are built into the American Dream that--given where we are in terms of our environment...are totally at odds with a sustainable future.

We desperately need to have this film screened in Sacramento, California. The pressures we face from development are enormous. Does anyone know who I can contact about this?


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