Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Poster

Release Date: September 19th, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 13th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Eccentric Californians still hang around a once-popular but deteriorating man-made lake.

Cast: John Waters

Director: Jeff Springer

Genres: Documentary

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  • To their credit, directors Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer, both of San Francisco, poke gentle fun at the locals without ridiculing them. The film's playful spirit is underscored by catchy steel-guitar melodies (courtesy of the Friends of Dean Martinez) that perfectly suit the bone-dry setting. show more

  • Plagues & Pleasures is kinda like one of those travel videos, except it's offering you a vacation like you've never had before and it's not loaded with bulls---. show more

  • The late U.S. Rep. Sonny Bono and his widow and successor Mary Bono have spent a good deal of time trying to save it. It's a hard task, but the film does suggest there's more to the sea than meets the eye. show more

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