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.
Just when it seems things can't get any worse for the Sunset Park basketball team, they get a new coach who's short, white, female...and totally inexperienced.
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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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.
What makes a winner? The boys from Sunset Park High School's basketball team are about to find out. They've got big dreams and they've got the skills, but it's gonna take a lot more to make them champions. When their new coach Phyllis Saroka (Rhea Perlman) turns out to be a woman who knows nothing about the game, thing don't look good. But with a little understanding and teamwork, Saroka and her players will learn about scoring, both on the court and in life. With stellar performances from a hot young cast including Onyx frontman, Fredro Starr (Moesha, Save the Last Dance), Sunset Park is a heartwarming comedy filled with thrilling competition, poignant moments and a slam-dunk hip hop soundtrack!
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