Eagle Mountain

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  • Eagle Mountain

  • Artist: John Huddleston
  • Artist: Jeff Lipschutz
  • Year: 1989
  • Duration: 30:00
  • Country: United States
  • EAGLE MOUNTAIN - A personal documentary which describes a modern ghost town in southern California. Eagle Mountain was a Kaiser Steel company town of 5,000 inhabitants which closed in 1982. Since that time, the empty houses, stores, industrial buildings, and strip mine have steadily deteriorated through exposure to the harsh elements of the Mjave Desert. With a novel mix of reminisscence, anger, and humor, the tape explores this evocative and surreal landscape, addressing a variety of social and economic problems in the U.S. The town's artificial artifacts are discovered, examined, end re-animated in an attempt to ritually free the spirits of departed residents. A powerful elegy for the American hometown.

  • Accession #: 1688
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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