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Buck Alamo or (a Phantasmagorical Ballad)

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT


Q+A directly after. Seating is limited.  Get tickets


You are invited to the New York premiere of Buck Alamo or (a Phantasmagorical Ballad), co-produced by Texas native and ArtCube’s own Cooper Shapiro!


Director, Ben Epstein, will be in-person for a lively Q+A session,  moderated by actress Stacey Oristano, of Friday Night Lights.


Selected by Nite Hawk Cinema for an ongoing series of low-budget films, INDIE GEMS highlights movies that have been on the festival circuit. Some New York premieres, some without theatrical distribution, some that have had limited release, these shows include special guest intros or Q&As with cast and crew. This is your chance to see new and groundbreaking work from filmmakers across the country and around the world.


A dreamlike portrait in the vein of Lucky meets Blaze. Buck is a dying, pain-killer-addicted relic from Austin, Texas’ “Cosmic Cowboy” music scene… and he is on his literal last leg. Told through his colorfully fragmented and musical point of view, his swan song unfolds as a visual ballad, capturing the humor and melancholy of a bad man’s final days. With his faithful dog Chester at his side, he gets one last goodbye to his friends and family who all wish they could have forgotten him already.


Director: Ben Epstein

Starring: Sonny Carl Davis, Bruce Dern, Lorelei Linklater, Lee Eddy


Run Time: 80 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023

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