In "Dancing on a Dry Salt Lake," a quirky cosmologist with the capacity to amaze goes on a quest in Mojave Desert for the spiritual meaning of Life that he could not find back in time, at the “Origin” of the Universe.
Opens Wednesday, December 18
through December 24
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In the new film by Dominique De Fazio, "Dancing on a Dry Salt Lake," Cosmologist Warner De Santis, obsessed with finding a meaning – perhaps hearing God – back in time at the “Origin of the Universe,” gets fired from NASA and left by his wife on his birthday, and flees to the Mojave Desert where he crashes his car.
The owner of Rose’s Café/Gas Station/German-American Emporium/Opera House takes him in while he waits for his car to get fixed, and he gets involved in the life of the town – including trying to mount a musical.
Told by a local Native American of “spirit messengers” that pass along the edges of the dry lake, the cosmologist begins to encounter persons that might be normal, or might be angels. Taking their words literally as instructions, he goes on a mission to find what locals say is the “Place of Origin.” In the end, Warner finds in the ordinary world, close at hand, the spiritual meaning that escaped his reaching into the distance of space and time.
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