Nate Burns accepts a job as chief of police in Lunacy, Alaska, hoping to to get away from the traumatic death of his partner back in Baltimore. He meets Meg, an independent bush pilot, whose father is found dead in a mountain cave.
Alongside the regular Hollywood blockbuster production line runs a rich vein of progressive arthouse filmmaking, spawning such boundary pushing films stretching from existential horror classic 'Eraserhead' to modern sci-fi gem 'Melancholia'.
What is it about the Midwestern landscape that inspires such bleakly beautiful movies as 'Badlands' and 'Days of Heaven'? Maybe you're from the Midwest yourself, and feel like wallowing a bit. Maybe you're not, and want to prepare yourself mentally for a visit. Either way, these movies are an experience.