|The Salton Sea|
|Directed by||Veena Sud|
|Written by||Veena Sud|
|Music by||Gingger Shankar|
|Cinematography||Brian Rigney Hubbard|
|Edited by||Phil Fowler|
The Salton Sea is a 2016 American guerrilla film written by Veena Sud, an avant garde crime thriller starring Jamie Anne Allman and Diarra Kilpatrick. The experimental film was shot over the course of two weekends near the Salton Sea in California.
A woman (Allman) drives aimlessly alone through the Southwestern United States, running from her past. Drunk one early morning, she hits something on a remote road. Unsure if it was human or animal, alive or dead, she doesn't bother to check. She instead drives off in a panic and frantically tries to wash the blood off her car in a nearby, seemingly abandoned town. Then, she realizes she is being watched. A young hitchhiker (Kilpatrick), a lost soul herself, has wandered these desert roads for years. The hitchhiker blackmails the driver into giving her a ride to the ocean. On the road, the two strangers find solace and humor in one another. Their drive is a meditation on death, on one's checkered past, on grief, regret and, ultimately, finding one's way home. However, the driver realizes that her companion holds a secret that will profoundly change this journey.
- "SFF Films in Competition: Narrative Feature". smsepub.com. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
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