Michelle Williams, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for LAND OF PLENTY, brings her signature emotional depth to this drama by Wim Wenders, a European filmmaker whose fascination with American culture harkens back to his 1984 breakthrough PARIS, TEXAS.
Set on the streets of downtown LA, LAND OF PLENTY is a darkly humorous look at America from two very different perspectives: through the eyes of Paul (John Diehl), a troubled, patriotic Vietnam veteran, and an idealistic young woman (Williams).
9/11 re-triggers Paul's trauma and returns the ghosts of his past, but fear is the last thing Paul can admit to himself.
Lana gets involved with a downtown mission serving a huge homeless community. An idealist, Lana can't reconcile her Christian faith with the actions of her country's leadership.
When Paul and Lana witness the apparently random shooting of a Middle Eastern man, they investigate the incident together -- but for very different reasons.
Land of Plenty -- Renowned German director Wim Wenders uses L.A. as a backdrop for his darkly humorous and poignant essay on contemporary life in America.
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Lana (Michelle Williams) returns to a hypersensitive, paranoid America from a life abroad. She is in search of her mother's estranged brother, a deeply-scarred Vietnam vet. Before they really even know each other, Lana a returned emigr with a social conscious and her Uncle Paul a self-appointed one-man anti-terror squad witness a horrific drive-by shooting. In the shadow of September 11 and the War on Terror these two must reconcile with each other and their vastly different world-views.
In renowned German director Wim Wenders' darkly humorous and poignant essay on post-9/11 America, a young social worker returns to Los Angeles from the West Bank. She is seeking her Vietnam vet uncle who is now a vigilante security cop, keeping his eye out for terrorists. Michelle Williams is a 2007 Spirit Award nominee for Best Female Lead in this IFC film.
Renowned German director Wim Wenders uses L.A. as a backdrop for his darkly humorous and poignant essay on contemporary life in America.
After a woman is attacked in her apartment, she begins reliving the traumatic event in her dreams night after night. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, with some unexpected, and horrific, results. This pulse-pounding psychological thriller stars Emmy Award-winner Kristy McNichol ("Only When I Laugh," TV's "Empty Nest"), Paul Shenar ("Scarface," "The Big Blue"), Ben Masters ("All the Jazz," "Making Mr. Right") and Jon Polito ("Flags of Our Fathers," "Miller's Crossing"). Directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Alan J. Pakula ("The Pelican Brief," "All the President's Men").
After a woman is attacked in her apartment, she begins reliving the traumatic event in her dreams night after night. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center.
After a woman is attacked in her apartment, she begins reliving the traumatic event in her dreams night after night. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, with some unexpected, and horrific, results. This pulse-pounding psychological thriller stars Kristy McNichol, Paul Shenar, Ben Masters and Jon Polito. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Tony and Roger are glad to help Mrs. Bellows with the Hospital Benefit Hall when they find dozens of beautiful girls will be there. Roger has always been crazy about Bootsie Nightingale, the glamorous movie star, who will be the featured attraction. Bootsie is cool to the idea until Sam, her manager, describes the great publicity when her engagement to an astronaut is announced. Sam asks Dr. Bellows to assign an escort for Bootsie and he picks Tony. To fool Jeannie, Tony describes the terrible time he'll have with Bootsie, a "broken-down old actress." Jeannie sees Bootsie and changes Tony's voice to a strange falsetto. Bootsie rejects Tony and Sam seizes on Roger as escort.
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