The American Astronaut

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BLACK AND WHITE-01-01Essential B&W Indies From the ’90s

The American Astronaut

  1. Friday, December 8, 2017 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film The American Astronaut
Though not released in the ’90s, the film was workshopped at Sundance in 1998, and frankly, we couldn’t resist. Cory McAbee’s lo-fi, sci-fi, western, noir, musical is a treat for the eyes and ears, full of cinematic tributes. Interplanetary trader Samuel Curtis is on a mission—to deliver the women of Venus a new king for mating. The perfect replacement is ‘The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman’s Breast,’ whom he goes to great lengths to find. In return, he will deliver the body of the deceased Venus king to his family for a handsome reward, but things get complicated. The film’s art direction, cinematography, and pure creativity deliver something unlike anything you have ever seen. (35mm Presentation)