September 26 2007

Radiant City Documentary: Surburbia

Something's happening on the edge of town.

There's a desperate housewife in the parking lot, a musical chorus line mowing the lawn-- and a loaded gun in the upstairs closet.

Welcome to Radiant City, an entertaining and startling new film on 21st-century suburbanites.

So starts the journey into what is surely a banal, sarcastic, and brilliant exploration of the suburban condition. The documentary Radiant City is by Canadian director Gary Burns, known as "the King of Surreal Comedy." The documentary questions why we live the way we do? It exposes the consequences of our modern development patterns and highlights them with a highly artistic flair. The music is surreal and empty, the characters lost, and the images stunning. Enjoy the trailer. Let me know if you find the actual film!

Welcome to the neighborhood.

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