- Culture, Cultural History, Environment, Nature, and Society
This is an in-progress feature documentary about Western folklife, cowboy poets, and the American frontier. Pushing boundaries of documentary style, the film complements spoken poetry with artfully devised tableaus and landscapes that visualize the narrative themes of the poems, evincing stories of hardship and perseverance in today’s ranch culture. Surrounding this, interviews with folklorists, musicians, ranchers, and the cowboy poets themselves create an educational and historical context for this exploration, forming insightful ruminations on the West: not just a place or a moment in history, but a state of mind. Among all that seriousness, the cowboy’s lighter side will manifest in live performances and profiles from famous Western musicians, and comedic monologues from legends in Western folklore. Release is planned for sometime in 2018.
- in post-production
- H. Paul Moon ... Filmmaker
- Brad Winegar ... Cinematographer
- Josh Coffey ... Composer
- Shang Ik Moon ... Cinematographer
- Prod. Co.
- Zen Violence Films
- United States
- Years of Production
- Altenburg, MO; Elko, NV; Dry Crik, CA; Dallas, TX
- Release year
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