September 17, 2011

BOMBAY BEACH IN SELECT THEATERS!

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU POSTERS, BEIRUT CDs and FREE TICKETS.
LET US KNOW if you add us to your “lists”, post us on your “wall” and want to be our digital friends and co-indiefilm warriors!
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/Bombaybeachfilm
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Email – Bombaybeachfilm@gmail.com

Bombay Beach – A film by ALMA HAR’EL
Music by BEIRUT and BOB DYLAN
WINNER of Tribeca Best doc 2011

OUT IN THEATRES OCTOBER 2011.
More details soon about Q&As and a special evening with Filmmaker magazine.

NEW YORK -October 14th

IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street
212. 924 7771

LOS ANGELES – October 21st

Laemmle’s Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, 90046
310. 478 3836

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May 25, 2011

Bombay Beach goes UK!

Bombay Beach will be screening at the Sheffield Documentary Festival on June 9 and 10, then at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 18 and 24.

We hope to see you there!

We have a competition for free tickets and a poster running on twitter. Are you following us? @bombaybeach.

April 26, 2011

VILLAGE VOICE

That it documents rural poverty in the American West without exploiting or sanctifying its subjects would be cause enough for praise. But this doesn’t begin to approach what Alma Har’el pulls off with her hybrid doc knockout “Bombay Beach”

NY MAGAZINE
Tribeca Film Festival’s Breakout Doc Director is Alma Har’el
This year’s Tribeca has an unusually strong documentary lineup, but Bombay Beach, the brilliant debut documentary from Israeli music-video director Alma Har’el, is a standout: Cockeyed and stylized, as poetic as it is reported.

INDIE WIRE – REVIEW: A (Eric Kohn)

Har’el’s work contains an otherworldly dimension not unlike Gilliam’s oeuvre – both dreamlike and intimately familiar.
HOW WILL IT PLAY? Having steadily gathered buzz since its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, “Bombay Beach” is poised to land a few distribution offers. In the right hands, it could continue to gain indie accolades and perform well in limited release.

INDIE WIRE – Festival’s must see films

Tribeca Spotlight: Alma Har’el on “Bombay Beach” If you’re at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival chances are you’ve heard people talking about Alma Har’el’s “Bombay Beach.”

” Alma Har’el’s sweeping debut develops a stunning portrait of many lives in motion”

HUFFINGTON POST
“A real find is Bombay Beach… For this character alone Har-el deserves the Irony Award”

TIME OUT NY

10 Best of the Tribeca Film Festival 2011 – “the movie constantly upends all the usual nonfiction tropes”

NY TIMES – TRIBECA’S FILMS TO WATCH

Bombay Beach – “Compounding the film’s eeriness are dreamlike dance numbers performed by the residents.”

NY PRESS

Bombay Beach proves that bits of utterly unique America still exist.

NY MAGAZINE

25 films to watch in Tribeca: “The unabashedly stylized film pairs intimate access with staged dance sequences, and plays like an odd American folk song — ”

INDIE WIRE – SPOUT – Official Indie Wire blog Network

“wonderful, remarkable and irresistible way of presenting strange truth through hyperreal execution”
” a documentary that is as much MTV as PBS,”
” an awesomely fresh piece of cinema.”

VARIETY

“But among industry auds, many see the fest’s documentary offerings as the most interesting element of its lineup.
Docs that have turned heads already include “Bombay Beach,”
“intriguingly non-standard doc”

WALL STREET JOURNAL

5 Recomended films to see this year in Tribeca: “One of the more distinctive documentary perspectives on display at a festival with a strong nonfiction component,”

HAMMER TO NAIL – Indie wire official blog

Bombay Beach is a tremendously moving piece of cinema—human scale, intimate and warm—with gorgeous cinematography by Har’el, and tender and playful dance sequences choreographed by Paula Present, a long-time collaborator of the director.

VIMMOZ

Bombay Beach- Currently a genuine hit at the Tribeca Film Fest, Alma Har’el’s hauntingly gorgeous “Bombay Beach” really is as astounding as everyone says. It cannot be missed, and is a true turning point in how we see documentary film. It’s going to be a milestone. See it at Tribeca first!

DVD TALK

Alma Har’el’s Bombay Beach mixes documentary naturalism and observation with artful peculiarity and an offhandedly surreal quality.
I’ve never seen a film quite like it. This is a compliment
Some may question the purity of Bombay Beach, and sure, the stylization can have moments of falsity. But for goodness’ sake, when was the last documentary that was this beautiful to look at? Most importantly, every frame conveys the essence of the place, and the spirit of these people. They are flawed, some of them quite deeply. But they live and breath, on that screen and off it, and Har’el treats them, in spite of those flaws, with respect and even a dash of reverence. Afterwards, you can’t get them out of your head. This is an extraordinary film.

WALL STREET JOURNAL – STEVE DOLLAR

She’ll definitely piss off the documentary-with-a-capital-D crowd, and that’s what I like about Alma Ha’rel and Bombay Beach. Conventionally minded viewers may balk at the scenes, which were rehearsed and staged, but it’s a lot more rewarding to go with the film’s casually meta, sympathetic flow. It’s an American beauty.

March 9, 2011

i Like to eat people – Benny

March 1, 2011

Trailer

March 1, 2011

Our poster by my graphic designer superhero Erik Buckham

March 1, 2011

Music for Bombay Beach

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This was my trip to New Mexico to show Zach the movie and work on the music.

Got great notes from Kristi and also saw her exhibition.

It was a perfect week that ended with a “Homeless” fire set up in the middle of a forest after an incredible dinner and Zusa in a banana costume.

September 30, 2010

Joe and terry. The best editors money can’t buy

This is the first time we’re putting the structure together for the film on a board…. serious stuff.
I always see it on other people’s walls and it feels so adult.
September 30, 2010

Mexican food is better next to the border

Benny is looking all grown up. When we started shooting the film he was turning 7 and now he’s 8 and 3 months.
Seems like that’s a lot in a kid’s life. I didn’t know that.
September 30, 2010

Good Luck