Screening as part of our very special mispon After Dark program co-presented by imagineNATIVE and sponsored by the Department of Film at the University of Regina.
United States, 2015, 77 mins.
Riggs, a depressed and struggling screenwriter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, begrudgingly goes with his drug-dealing friend, Many Goats, on a run that goes terribly wrong. A series of misadventures follows: bar fights, house parties, feuding couples and even a trip on the drug DMT. But none of these calamities can distract a dejected Riggs from his melodramatic thoughts of his ex-girlfriend. In this hilarious and dark film, Blackhorse calls on the rhythm of Slacker, the rich and sharp dialogue of Tarantino and the retro sensibility of Jim Jarmusch to create a unique and spectacular cinematic ride in his newest feature, scored by Nathan Young with music by Tenderizor, Lydell Mitchell, Toomuchloud and DE The Commoner.
Blackhorse Lowe is a filmmaker from the Navajo Nation, he currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lowe recently completed his latest feature film CHASING THE LIGHT and helped edit Sterlin Harjo’s MEKKO. He has produced Jason Asenap’s short film RUGGED GUY, Sydney Freeland’s short film HOVERBOARD and Daniel Hydes BROUSINS and MANNA. He is a 2012 Sundance Institute Native Producing Fellow. Lowe’s feature directorial debut 5th WORLD premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and screened at film festivals around the world. He received the New Mexico New Visions Contract Award and Panavision Award for a short film he wrote and directed titled SHIMÁSÁNI. The film premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, as well as other Festivals around the world garnering many awards and accolades along the way. A recipient of a Re:New Media Award, Lowe is an alumni of the Sundance Institute’s NativeLab and Screenwriters Writers Lab.