The Unforeseen Poster

Release Date: February 29th, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 30th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Real estate developer Tom Bradley has a dream: to build a subdivision. But the realization of that dream in Austin, Texas, has results far beyond his own imagining. Bradley's enormous development becomes a rallying call for environmentalists, who fear it will taint the aquifer Barton Springs. Opposition to the project, in turn, is used by conservatives to muster support for the dismantling of environmental protections and, ultimately, the election of George W. Bush as governor.

Cast: Robert Redford, Willie Nelson, Ann Richards

Director: Laura Dunn

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Two Birds

Keywords: Engaging, Rousing, Rivalry, 1980s, Fall, 1990s, 2000s, Gripping

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Dunn's elegant, full-length debut presents a frightening and powerful argument against the kind of reckless, profit-driven land development that not only threatens natural resources, but life itself. show more

  • What's unforeseen in Unforeseen, a superior documentary by Laura Dunn, are the consequences of a certain mind-set about mankind's relationship to the world and, finally, to itself. show more

  • An unusually poetic and meditative eco-themed documentary, Laura Dunn's The Unforeseen is as beautiful as it is ultimately depressing. show more

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