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Our Ecstatic Days (2005)

By Steve Erickson

In the waning summer days, a lake appears almost overnight in the middle of Los Angeles. Out of fear and love, a young single mother commits a desperate act: convinced that the lake means to take her small son, she determines to stop it, and becomes the lake's Dominatrix-Oracle, "the Queen of the Zed Night." On the forbidden landscape of a defiant heart, parallel lives spin faster toward the possibility they'll unite once again in an unknown century to come.