The American Astronaut is shot in black and white
to evoke a 1950s sense of film, it's bad space SF done to bad
retro-rockabilly, and I'm looking forward to it.
film's official website provides the following synopsis - "THE
AMERICAN ASTRONAUT Distributed by Artistic License Films Written,
directed, and starring Cory McAbee of The Billy Nayer Show, this
space western musical uses flinty black-and-white photography,
rugged Lo-Fi sets and the spirit of the final frontier to bring
the film, set in the dirty, isolated vastness of outer space, to
life. The film also stars Rocco Sisto and Gregory Russell Cook.
THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT follows the adventures of an interplanetary
trader (McAbee) through his Homeric intergalactic journey to
provide the all-female population of Venus with a suitable
singular male, all the while being pursued by the cold-blooded and
childish killer, Professor Hess (Sisto), an enigmatic figure from
his past. The film features an original soundtrack by the The
Billy Nayer Show."
A "Homeric space
western musical in flinty black and white with an all-female
Venutian population! Holy Cow! Could this be bad enough to be
good? Probably not, but I don't care. Well, maybe I care a
little, but I'm desperate.
Eric Snyder who has done a number of odd things
and was somehow connected to at The
Daily Herald wrote a nicely scathing review
of the film which you might want to check out.
I'll be checking it out at it's Theatrical
The Angelika Film Center
18 W. Houston St. (corner of Houston & Mercer)
New York, NY
Opening Sept. 21st
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