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Film: Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea 

Fri., June 22

Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer's documentary PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA, playing Fri., JUNE 22, and Sun., JUNE 24, catalogs the various folk artists, nudists, retirees, welfare moms and eternal optimists who live at the southeastern California lake's polluted edge. Somewhere at the intersection of Wim Wenders, Errol Morris, Borat, Gummo and John Waters (the documentary's narrator) lies the flinty community, a one-time American Riviera that pollution, natural disasters and poor human stewardship have reshaped into an open sewer. It is possible to at once admire and pity the residents, many of whom clearly love their little slice of squandered paradise. Friday: $5. 8 p.m. Eyedrum, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 8. 404-522-0655. Sunday: Donations accepted. 7 p.m. Push Push Theater, 121 New St., Decatur. 404-377-6332.

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