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The Next Best Place: Short Films by Bill Brown (2004)

Director: Bill Brown
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Microcinema
Genre: Independent, Short Films
Running Time: 92 min.

Recently Rented By kolohe61

Four action-packed experimental documentaries from one man's never-ending roadtrip across the New World.


  • Roswell (1994): A space kid crashes Dad's UFO in scenic New Mexico.
  • Confederation Park (1999): Tales from the world's most polite civil war.
  • Buffalo Common (2001): Exploding nukes and giant fiberglass bison in N. Dakota.
  • Mountain State (2003): History and homicidal Hare Krishnas in West Virginia.

GreenCine Member Reviews

Unique, Philosophical, Poetic, Numinous by JPielaszczyk August 11, 2005 - 4:36 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Tough to write about. Pictures worth a thousand words, and thousands of words with Dylan Thomas cadences evoking possible realities easily bypassed by the harried. Separated at birth by generations of time and unknown distances, Bill Brown's my sympatico brother/grandson able to weave whole cloth out of my notions fleetingly triggered, soon forgotten, by wind and dusk on spent oatgrass.

Many of the images are via stationary camera and still scenes plus something moving time-lapsed into view, steadily and for a long time. Jerry Uelsmann's still photos come to mind. One narrative strand describes a common gravesite with a seven-foot skeleton surrounded by average-sized ones; another poses the notion that living in Paradise (e.g., Vancouver, BC) brings forth notions of paranoia.

GreenCine Member Rating

(Average 5.18)
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