California City (film)
|German title||California City|
|Original title||California City|
|Country of production||USA , Germany|
|Age rating||FSK 0|
California City is an American-German documentary with fictional elements by Bastian Günther from 2014.
The film follows a man on his way through California City in the Antelope Valley , in California's Mojave Desert . The planned town , founded in 1965, has become a ghost settlement after the real estate crisis.
California City was nominated for the German Film Critics Award 2016 as “Best Documentary” and in the preselection of the German Film Award 2016 as “Best Feature Film”.
"The German director Bastian Günther captures life in a US ghost town: In" California City "he combines documentation and drama into a surreal happening."
"In Bastian Günther's film, the foothills of the eternal American dream gradually get lost in the Californian desert sand."
- California City in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Article on Spiegel Online from August 21, 2015