" We misread the landscape when we think of it as pastoral or pretty. There is a darker side. "
— Andy Goldsworthy, Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

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The American Astronaut

A cult phenom, with the longest mis-told joke and The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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This is an excellent, rich, complex movie that explores a few main themes from several different perspectives and two different decades. The story revolves around a 40-year old murder mystery in a border town between Texas and Mexico. The movie examines hostility and friendships between Mexicans and Americans, and the complexities of living along any kind of border. Best film of 1996, in my book.