October 12 and 18

85 min.


Thur Oct 12 9:00PM | The New Orleans Advocate | Member $10 General $13

Wed Oct 18 3:30PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $7 General $10

In 1909, a Paiute runner named Willie Boy led a posse of white deputies on a legendary chase through the California desert. Sixty years later, Robert Blake played Willie in the film. Almost 50 years after that, the arid Paiute homeland is trod by retirees in loud golf pants, irrigated by a massive prehistoric aquifer that’s being pumped up by the fairway-full to quench the desert into lush submission. Piling up loopy and scathing images (a golf cart shaped like Bob Hope’s face, a wine-sipping partygoer in a hot-pink buckskin) Robinson Devor (Zoo, Police Beat) forgoes any attempt at linearity, taking an almost geological view of time in the certainty that, no matter how hard it may be to see with the naked eye, history obeys cycles. -JK

Filmmaker scheduled to attend

Preceded by the short film “Commodity City” (11 min).

PRD: Victoria Nevinny; WRI: Michael McConville; DP: Sean Kirby; ED: Adam Sekuler


Community Partner: Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center