Here’s a very brief teaser for a short film titled I Am John Wayne, directed by Christina Choe. It doesn’t give you a lot of information about the film, but I’m drawn to it. Something about a melancholic young black man riding a horse in the middle of a desolate, gritty, grimy New York city street locale; throw in the unexpected background music.
That’s enough for me to take notice and want to see the rest of it.
And it’s apparently worth seeing since it’s been picking up acclaim on the film festival circuit, where it’s been all year, and continues to travel. It started off the year winning the Grand jury prize for best short film at the Slamdance Film Festival in January, and has played at several film festivals all over the world since then.
The synopsis reads: A young black cowboy struggles with the death of his best friend.
Watch the short teaser and see if it draws you in as well (I like the poster too):