Film Screening: David Griggs Cowboy Country

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Date:
Monday 11 November 2019 10:00 am until Saturday 16 November 2019 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Art Institute
5444 7272; lai@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Art Institute
Type of Event:
Public

David Griggs’ COWBOY COUNTRY is an epic feature length film, appearing to be shot through a series of Instagram filters. Griggs was inspired to create the film after reading a fabricated story in the local newspaper, the Philippine Star.


Maintaining his ethical, locally situated practice, the film involved both locally employed extras alongside Filipino film stars. Local collaboration was key to working effectively in the diverse culture and language of the Philippines, both a small fishing community and the city of Manila.
In a story of love, loss and death, the narrative follows the kidnapping of a Filipino American teenager, Kevin. Looking to find out more about his heritage while on holidays in the Philippines, Kevin finds himself kidnapped and held for ransom by un-named, armed men, but goes on to fall in love with the commander’s mistress.

Warning: This film contains violence, adult themes, and is not recommended for viewers under 15 years.
Dates: Monday 11 – Saturday 16 November 2019.


Image Credit: David Griggs, Cowboy Country (film still), 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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