Randomness (r_ness) wrote,

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Radiant City, a film by Gary Burns and Jim Brown.

One of the advantages of flying Air Canada on this trip was that even its little Brazilian regional jets had a wide selection of movies to watch. I like to watch movies from and about the places I'm about to go to, so I picked the one under "Canadian movies", which turned out to be Radiant City, a film about suburban sprawl whose title is a nod to Le Corbusier's La Ville radieuse. I thought of progscholar in particular as I watched.

I never got to finish it because the flight was too short, so I never did get to the surprise at the end. Which is sad, because apparently it's only been released on DVD in Canada, and it's nearly C$30 on amazon.ca.

I can offer you the trailer, however, and ask if any of you have heard of it or seen it.

“people who live in suburbia know backwards and forwards the critique of suburbia, yet they still live in the suburbs”
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