Silverrors Saloon, a 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) story

jonCates (Jon Cates), Mickey Mahoney

2021 | 00:13:42 | United States | English, Spanish | B&W and Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Chicago Art, Language, Myth, Post-colonialism, Technology

"Love at first sight, one night, down at Silverror’s Saloon!" Mickey R Mahoney and jonCates direct Silverror’s Saloon, the next film in the 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Glitch Western series of films and games. Written by Emily Mercedes Rich and jonCates, this experimental film queers, glitches, and questions the Western film genre. We encounter characters caught in a glitched cinematic magic moment: a love scene. First dance with a stranger. Home and far from home. Flicker, flower, bloom, and dissolve, in a poetry film.

Shot on location, on stolen lands, the traditional homelands of the Indigenous People and Nations of the Council of the Three Fires, Odawa, Ojibwe, Bodéwadmiakiwen (Potawatomi), Myaamia (Miami), Waazija (Ho-Chunk / Winnebago), Sauk, Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Kaskaskia Peoria, and the Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) Nations in the nationstate now known as the United States of America

Special thanks to Smalltalk computer programming language as designed by Adele Goldberg, Alan Kay, and Dan Ingalls
Stock media provide by Pond5
Based on concepts and characters created by jonCates
 
Directed by Mickey R Mahoney and jonCates

Written by Emily Mercedes Rich and jonCates

Starring (in order of appearance) Sid Branca as Syd Pyn Moon, B as The Young Miss Nancy Moore, Emily Mercedes Rich as The Cowgirl, Lisa Slodki as Agnes Anne, the Bartender, Jess Darnell as Kristina X, Anastasia Nesbeth as Sheriff Miykhaela Shikaakwa, shawné michaelain holloway as The Stranger, América

Musics by Jessie Chiu, Ghetto Caviar, and jonCates
Cinematography by Jason Boulware
3D models by eccchobunny
Special Glitch Effects by Kaspar Ravel
Edited by jonCates
Hair and Makeup by Cali Shields
Stage Manager, Sarah Cribbs
Set Photography by Marcus Thinh Anthony Thibodeau
Translations by María Fersay

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Premiere

Athens International Film and Video Festival
Athens, OH
2022

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