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The Unforeseen Details

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First-time feature filmmaker [[Performer~P270869~Laura Dunn~lauradunn]] transforms an idea suggested to her by legendary director [[Performer~P100893~Terrence Malick~terrencemalick]] into a cinematic reality with an ambitious documentary detailing the rise of a West Texas farm boy-turned-wildly successful real-estate mogul, and the landmark environmental movement that his actions inadvertently set into motion. In the late-'70s, the city of Austin, TX, was ripe for change. Recognizing the remarkable potential for both growth and financial profit in such a rapidly expanding boomtown, aspiring real-estate tycoon [[Performer~P505211~Gary Bradley~garybradley]] set his own American dream into motion by turning a 4,000-acre ranch into the biggest and fastest-selling subdivision in the entire state of Texas. His sizable development would stir controversy in the community, however, when the locals learned that it would likely mean the end of the delicate limestone aquifer and spring-fed swimming that had stood as a local landmark for generations. Determined not to let the precious natural resource run dry at any cost, the concerned citizens decided to do everything in their power to fight the development. In the ensuing battle, one of America's most powerful environmental movements was born. [[Performer~P107758~Robert Redford~robertredford]] and [[Performer~P104264~Willie Nelson~willienelson]] appear in a thought-provoking film that weighs the economics of the American dream against the destruction of the natural world in an effort to explore just what price we, and future generations, are willing to pay for the luxuries of modern living. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:February 29, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Laura Dunn Truer Than Fiction Award 2007 Winner

Crew

Laura Dunn
Director
Laura Dunn
Producer
William Warren
Producer
Jef Sewell
Producer
Douglas Sewell
Producer
Lee Daniel
Cinematographer
Emily Morris
Editor
Laura Dunn
Editor
Rose Hansen Smith
Co-producer
Carolyn Merriman
Associate Producer
Madeleine Akers
Associate Producer
Terrence Malick
Executive Producer
Robert Redford
Executive Producer
Laura Dunn
Sound/Sound Designer
Wayne Chance
Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Meehan
Sound/Sound Designer
Wayne Chance
Supervising Sound Editor
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