Western (L.A. Premiere w/ Directors Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross in person for Q&A moderated by Sam Fragoso!)

Simultaneously steeped in nostalgia and startlingly timely, this tale of two “cities,” on either side of the US-Mexican border, chronicles cartel violence plaguing the relations between Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico.

In the directors’ words a “non-fiction western,” Western, rounds out the Ross brothers’ Americana trilogy (following 45365 and Tchoupitoulas). The brothers spent months in Eagle Pass, crafting a portrait of a place and time that goes beyond the spectacle of violence, with politics depicted at their most base personal level, and images rendered in an intimate and grainy digital presentation.

Part Manifest Destiny, part contemporary Americana, Western is stunning and elegiac cinema verité. Cinefamily is proud to present the film’s Los Angeles premiere, with Bill and Turner Ross appearing in person!!

Dir. Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross, 2015, HDCam, 92 min.