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Cowboys Were Not Nice People (1990)

Larry Kless, 1990, 7 min, 16mm

Artist’s Statement: I produced this art film in 1990 completely on an optical printer reshooting 16mm film frame by frame. It won awards at various film festivals and was screened internationally. Here’s the artistic description, “History paints a heroic picture of the so-called “cowboys” of history. Using the hero as a metaphor to questions his validity, this film explores the mythical frontiers of western culture and the romanticism of colonialism.”

Larry Kless on Vimeo

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