Beyond This PlaceHD
Kaleo La Belle
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Cloud Rock La Belle has been stoned for the last 40 years. Psychedelic drugs and absolute freedom are, for him, religious beliefs. Long estranged from his son Kaleo, the two men reconnect for a grueling 500-mile bike tour across the Pacific Northwest. A new father himself, Kaleo is eager to move past his feelings of resentment, forgive his father, and come to understand the innate love that exists between father and son. In a confrontation of the past, these two men struggle to forge a future. Can they see beyond their polar-opposite values and philosophies? Can a son forgive a father who’s not asking for forgiveness? Beyond This Place is a complex and emotionally dense documentary film about family, forgiveness, and the arduous task of moving forward. Music by Sufjan Stevens and Ray Raposa
Touching story and brilliant soundtrack by Sufjan Stevens. A must see for all documentary lovers!
Intelligent & thought provoking
So happy to see this film on iTunes! This film, by telling a very personal story, makes the viewer reflect on his or her own life in a really interesting way. Whether you agree with the narrator, like the father, or not, after watching this film you can't help but reflect on your own experiences, even if they are completely different from those in this film. My friends and I saw this film when it screened at the Castro Theater is SF with live music by Sufjan and Ray --- the screening with live music was incredible! But, in the long line in the men's bathroom afterwards, what was really cool was that everyone was talking to each other about their own lives and relationships with their fathers, and families in general. One person even said to me, "you know what, I haven't spoken to my Dad in like three years, I'm going to go home and call him". Anyway, this is a film worth the money, and the music is perfectly composed and paced throughout the film. Highly recommend!
An amazing story of father and son.