California Company Town
California Company Town (2008)

California is a state with an economy that has experienced more than its share of peaks and valleys, and many businesses that have been lucrative have dried up seemingly overnight. What has become of the people who have been left behind… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 22, 2008
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S. James Snyder
Time Out

[Director] Schmitt wisely allows the images to speak loudest -- a silent, sobering portrait of what happens after the well dries up.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A provocative, non-preachy, vital and illuminating documentary with quietly powerful and haunting images.

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Eric Monder
Hollywood Reporter

Lee Anne Schmitt's simultaneously haunting and tiresome documentary is like a New Age western with its fond look backward and harsh criticism of the present.

Kam Williams
Sly Fox

A brilliant, haunting and informative expose' not to be missed and not to be forgotten at awards season!

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Scott Foundas
Village Voice

The companies in Lee Anne Schmitt's elegy for California boom towns gone bust run the gamut from farming to logging to mining, but after a while, the towns themselves take on the same ghostly countenance.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

A social and aesthetic document of promise betrayed.

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