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Dead Horse Point

a film by Jason Britski

Experimental
18:30 minutes (665 ft.)
Production Format : Super 8
Exhibition Format: 16mm or Beta SP
2006

Dead Horse Point is a film that expresses my feelings of ambivalence for the western genre, and America as a nation.

crew:

Filmmaker: Jason Britski
Additional Photography: Ian Toews

Funders:

Canada Council for the Arts
SaskFilm
Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative

Brief Description of Work:

Dead Horse Point is a film that expresses my feelings of ambivalence for the western genre, and America as a nation. It is the fourth part in a series of North American landscape films that I have been shooting since 2003. It essentially deals with the notion of "the old west," "the frontier," the blurred line between historical fact and myth, the role of Hollywood in the historical process, the importance of celebrity in America, and finally the influence that the western landscape has had in defining the mythology of "the old west."

Selected screenings

Rotterdam International, Tampere International, Regina Fringe Festival, Just Watch Me! - New Canadian Video Art screening in Barcelona, Antimatter, $100 Film Festival, Dawson City International, Leeds International, Canadian Film Institute, Culture Unplugged: Spirit Enlightened, and Saskatchewan Showcase (finalist for Best Experimental).

Dead Horse Point is currently distributed by Framed Films

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