[Videonews] Acclaimed New Release on Urban Sprawl - RADIANT CITY

McGinty Dylan (D.McGinty@nfb.ca)
Wed, 5 Sep 2007 11:16:15 -0400

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Dear Videonews Subscribers,

Something's happening on the edge of town. There's a desperate housewife
in the parking lot, a musical chorus line mowing the lawn, and a loaded
gun in the upstairs closet. Welcome to RADIANT CITY, an entertaining and
startling new film on 21st century suburbanites.=20
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"Critic's Pick! Often hilarious...Very absorbing." -New York Magazine

"The film brings the angst of Richard Yate's novel "Revolutionary Road"
into the 21st Century."-Stephen Holden, New York Times

"Enlightening and disturbingly funny... a forceful buckshot of damning
animated statistics and talking-head rants from urban theorists
(including iconoclastic author James Howard Kunstler) energizes a
satirical day-in-the-life narrative." -Village Voice

" * * * [3 stars]!"-New York Post

RADIANT CITY
A Film by Gary Burns and Jim Brown
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Sprawl is eating the planet. Across the continent the landscape is
blasted clean of distinctive features and overlaid with zombie
monoculture. Politicians call it growth. Developers call it business.
Families call it home.=20
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A chorus of cultural prophets provide insight on the spectacle. James
Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere, rails against the
brutalizing aesthetic of strip malls. Philosopher Joseph Heath fears the
soul-eating burbs but admits they offer good value for money. And urban
planner Beverly Sandalack dares to ask, "Why can't we walk anywhere
anymore?"
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The filmmakers rummage through a toybox of cultural references, from
Jane Jacobs to The Sopranos, to create a provocative and hilarious
reflection on why we live the way we do.=20
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CLICK HERE FOR FULL DESCRIPTION <http://www.radiantcitymovie.com/>=20
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CLICK HERE FOR NFB iSTORE
<http://www2.nfb.ca/boutique/XXNFBibeWelcome.jsp?language=3DUS>=20

Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales Manager

National Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010

Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 8502
Mob 347 873 5160
Eml d.mcginty@nfb.ca

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Dear Videonews = Subscribers,

Something's happening on the edge of town. There's a desperate = housewife=20 in the parking lot, a musical chorus line mowing the lawn, and a loaded = gun in=20 the upstairs closet. Welcome to RADIANT = CITY, an entertaining and = startling new=20 film on 21st century suburbanites.
 
Critic’s Pick! Often=20 hilarious…Very absorbing.” —New York=20 Magazine

"The film brings the angst of Richard Yate's = novel=20 "Revolutionary Road" into the 21st Century."—Stephen = Holden, New=20 York Times

“Enlightening and disturbingly = funny… a forceful=20 buckshot of damning animated statistics and talking-head rants from = urban=20 theorists (including iconoclastic author James Howard Kunstler) = energizes a=20 satirical day-in-the-life narrative.” —Village = Voice


* * *=20 [3 stars]!”—New York = Post

RADIANT CITY
A Film by Gary Burns and Jim = Brown
 
Sprawl=20 is eating the planet. Across the continent the landscape is blasted = clean of=20 distinctive features and overlaid with zombie monoculture. Politicians = call it=20 growth. Developers call it business. Families call it home. =
 
A=20 chorus of cultural prophets provide insight on the spectacle. James = Howard=20 Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere, rails against the = brutalizing aesthetic of strip malls. Philosopher Joseph Heath fears the = soul-eating burbs but admits they offer good value for money. And urban = planner=20 Beverly Sandalack dares to ask, “Why can't we walk anywhere=20 anymore?”
 
The=20 filmmakers rummage through a toybox of cultural references, from Jane = Jacobs to=20 The Sopranos, to create a provocative and hilarious reflection = on why=20 we live the way we do.
 
CLICK HERE FOR FULL=20 DESCRIPTION
 
CL= ICK HERE=20 FOR NFB iSTORE

Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales=20 Manager

National Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite = 307
New=20 York, NY 10010

Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 8502
Mob 347 = 873=20 5160
Eml d.mcginty@nfb.ca
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