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  • You have to destroy her buoyancy and you do that by having externally what are called the Main Ballast Tanks, which are like large blisters.

    A Glimpse Into A Submarine

  • "Ballast" - In reference to the above, it's heartening to see American directors can tackle a difficult story and avoid the cheese.

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  • "Ballast" - This account of three poor Mississippi family members dealing with the effects of a suicide is unfiltered and grippingly honest throughout, crafting melancholic beauty out of the Delta's lonely landscape and the characters 'unswerving determination to survive an insurmountable loss.

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  • Where the bleep does Bill "Ballast" Nelson get off complaining about the delay, when he slandered an excellent candidate -- Steve Isakowitz -- out of the job, and torpedoed another?

    Administrator Update - NASA Watch

  • One bright new talent clearly emerged from the dramatic competition features: Lance Hammer, the director of the strikingly uncompromising "Ballast," a poetically understated and beautifully shot movie about tragedy and reconciliation in the wintry Mississippi Delta.

    Smiling in the Dark

  • "Ballast" may not fill the multiplexes, but it's exactly the kind of daring personal filmmaking Sundance was created to showcase.

    Smiling in the Dark

  • The Mantua has no Leads in the Sleeves, and I hope we are not lighter than the _French_ Ladies, so as to want that kind of Ballast; the

    The Spectator, Volume 2.

  • Film: "Ballast" 7 pm, Capawock Theatre, Vineyard Haven.

    The Martha's Vineyard Times News Headlines

  • Required Viewing, will release "Ballast" at New York's Film Forum on October 1, followed by a national rollout.

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  • "Ballast" director Lance Hammer, accepting an award at the 2008

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