O'er the Land
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Filmmaker Deborah Stratman offers an impressionistic look at America's obsession with self-defense and weaponry in the wake of 9/11 in this offbeat documentary. In 1959, Col. William Rankin was an Air Force pilot who was forced to eject himself from a fighter jet at an altitude of 48,000 feet; Rankin pulled his parachute, but drifted into a thunderstorm that whipped him about for 45 minutes before he safely made his way to dry land. Rankin's remarkable story is used as a framing device as Stratman observes a wide range of unconnected but oddly similar phenomena as she presents footage… More
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