Dropped in to The Palms for a High Desert Test Site screening of Brigid's McCaffrey's movies the other night. As those in the know will attest, it doesn't take much to get us to The Palms but tonight was special because of the character on screen - Ren Lallatin who was also in attendance for an inspiring Q&A post showing. Her acute understanding of the desert, its life and landscape, is as fascinating as her spiritual wanderings. See these movies if you can. More info here:
Synopsis: Five years of traveling through and living within the Mojave Desert have instilled in geologist Ren Lallatin intimate relations to its geological formations. She traces volcanic and seismic actualities, locates water sources and the relics of previous inhabitants and identifies landscape features that will conceal her mobile shelter from public view. The film follows the geologist as she describes her interactions with the natural world, while declaring her rejection of land regulation and privatization.