Date/Time: Friday, April 17th @ 3:30 pm; Saturday, April 18th @ 6:00 pm
Place: The Nickelodeon Theatre – Upstairs
Genre: Documentary Feature
“What would a nonfiction western look like? If you can find John Wayne, what does he look like, what’s he doing?” Bill and Turner Ross, the fraternal filmmaking force behind Tchoupitoulas (2012 Big Grit Award winner) and 45365, make their triumphant return to the 2015 Indie Grits Festival with their latest documentary offering, Western. Winner of the US Documentary Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking at Sundance, Western is an awe-inspiring “nonfiction” borderland drama that investigates the archetypes and images of the American frontier that have percolated in our cultural imagination for over a century.
Cartel violence threatens a harmonious, decades-long relationship between Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Negras, Mexico—two cattle towns that straddle the US-Mexico border—in this stunning documentary feature Variety praises for its “lyric image-making,” calling it “sharply observed… intimate [and] incisive.”
Directed by Bill and Turner Ross; New Orleans, LA