Cisco Kid

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Cisco Kid

85 mins | United States | 2022

Director: Emily Kaye Allen
Producer: Elise McCave ,Shannon Fitzpatrick
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Editor: Emily Kaye Allen
Cinematographer: Emily Kaye Allen
Genre Tags: documentary, LGBTQ+, human interest, American West, Verite, Observational, ghost town, Utah, desert
Release Year: 2022
Language: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Documentary

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2023 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Filmed across unfolding seasons, Eileen–a young, solitary maverick–forges a life among the discarded remnants and lingering memories of a desert ghost town called Cisco. Steeped in the artifacts and lingering dreams of the people who came before, Eileen sifts through the abandoned structures, unearthing letters and relics from the past. Seasons pass and progress feels hard won. A queer slice of the contemporary American West, Cisco Kid is both a portrait of a person who has walked away from mainstream society, and a place that has been left behind by a changing world.