SpectreFest 8: Horse Being (Members only off-site at NeueHouse)

This event is off-site at the NeueHouse. 6121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Karen, a 50-year-old former teacher and father of a young daughter, has traveled from France to Florida with one desire: to transform into a horse. “Pony play” is a form of role-play–referred to as one of the “foundation fetishes” by Karen’s American cowboy trainer–in which participants engage in a consensual wrangler-beast relationship that, over time, modifies once-human into object. Exquisite, poetic filmmaking delicately documents these uncanny actions, positioning some kind of magic within the trappings of apple-pie Americana as the camera lyrically drifts between training sessions and the near-mythical forest just beyond the stable. Underscored by the lilting, falsetto voice of a male sopranist soundtrack and impressionistic moments with near-balletic insects, Karen’s reflections on gender, dreams, and the agony and ecstasy of life contribute to her beautiful development into what should be everyone’s ultimate goal: to become a pony star fighter.

Dir. Jerome Clement-Wilz, 2015, DCP, 63 min.

NOTE: To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.

Cinefamily is a non-profit. All of our donating 1-year “Black Card” members get priority entry to our free shows. Donating for a Cinefamily membership is the perfect way to both support the theater, and to gain access to the early-entry line.