The Unforeseen

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First-time feature filmmaker Laura Dunn transforms an idea suggested to her by legendary director Terrence Malick 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 ...
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Overview

First-time feature filmmaker Laura Dunn transforms an idea suggested to her by legendary director Terrence Malick 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 Gary Bradley 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. Robert Redford and Willie Nelson 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/2009
  • UPC: 881164000132
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Cinema Guild
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 48,821

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Bradley Participant
William Greider Participant
Robert Redford Participant
Marshall Kuykendall Participant
Dick Brown Participant
Ann Richards Participant
Henry Brooks Participant
Judah Folkman Participant
Ronnie Perez Participant
Pedro Perez Participant
Willie Nelson Participant
Wendell Berry Voice Only
Technical Credits
Laura Dunn Director, Editor, Producer, Sound/Sound Designer
Madeleine Akers Associate Producer
Wayne Chance Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Daniel Cinematographer
Patty Griffin Score Composer
Terrence Malick Executive Producer
Dennis Meehan Sound/Sound Designer
Carolyn Merriman Associate Producer
Emily Morris Editor
Arvo Part Score Composer
Robert Redford Executive Producer
Craig Ross Score Composer
Douglas Sewell Producer
Jef Sewell Producer
Sigur Rós Score Composer
Rose Hansen Smith Co-producer
William Warren Producer
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