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"American Fishtrap"
Synopsis - Somewhere in Texas, the day after the American Civil War: two confederate brother in laws returning home, must set right back out to rescue their kidnapped loved one with the help of a clever slave told from his perspective.

"Aruka Waiipu"
Synopsis - A band of cowboys transport a native back to their post after a recent battle. Their caravan is interrupted by a native urban myth that reveals itself as true.

"Back to Billy" (Trailer)
Synopsis - A modern day man, Martin Teebs, becomes fascinated by the story of Billy The Kid. Venturing to Lincoln, NM with his wife Lilly, he slips back in time to 1878 and plays a crucial role in the Lincoln County War. His actions change the course of history in both dramatic and hilarious fashion. Teebs discovers he's had an affair in the past, killed someone, and lost one of his prized possessions with disastrous consequences. Suddenly in demand by women both past and present, Teebs frantically tries to fix his mistakes and get on with his former, mundane life.

"Blood is My Name"
Synopsis - A cowboy seeks revenge after a tragic turn of events.

"Charlie Grave"
Synopsis - Outlaw Charlie Grave is ordered kill Outlaw Samuel Freeney for doing robberies without permission. Samuel is a close friend, so Charlie is torn by the situation.

"Danny Lou & Donna Starr"
Synopsis - When Donna Starr gets shot on her wedding day, her former sweetheart Danny Lou, sets out to uncover who wanted her gone and why. Helping him is the sheriffs young granddaughter who soon finds herself in a heap of trouble. 
It's a story about chasing your dreams, of how far you should follow them, and what price you wish to pay for them.

"Dead Men"
Synopsis - Set in the lawless world of the Old West, DEAD MEN follows the Struthers’ family, who unexpectedly strike gold. However, prominent and dangerous men in the neighboring town catch wind of the nearby fortune and take the family mine by force. The Apache tribe, who are being pushed off their land by the cavalry, rescue the eldest Struthers’ boy, Jesse, and in return ask him to save them. Jesse, with the help of his estranged brother, embark on a journey to avenge the death of their father, protect the Apache tribe he has grown to love and reclaim the land that is rightfully theirs.

"Death & Compromise" (Trailer)
Synopsis - A gunfighter and a con man become unlikely partners amidst the turmoil in Texas after the passing of the Compromise of 1850

"Desert Gate"
Synopsis - John Wayne and John Ford in a deleted scene from "The Searchers".

"Desert Rose
Synopsis - Emilia leads a secluded life on a ranch with her husband until a passing stranger arrives, killing her husband and leaving her to fend for herself. Through her grief, Emilia realizes she must forever live in fear of the stranger's return or take up her late husband's gun.

"Draw Your Gun
Synopsis - Enter the bleakest place in the ugly sad and forgotten sewers of the old west. A ghost-town where the scent of anything good seems to be long gone. When local artist Luc le Blanc draws the portrait of his enemy on a wanted poster, a chain reaction of killings and fraudulence is started. Draw your gun is a slow, bleak western about the most unsympathetic outcasts imaginable.

El Duelo Weird!
Synopsis - A poor man vomits blood lying pitifully on a river bank. Her Colt still has one final bullet to be imposed in the body of his enemy, before it's too late. 
Or so it seems ...

"Five O'Clock"
Synopsis - Set in an alternative history, remnants of the Kelly gang Sigma Esconden and RJStussy are now washed up con men. The bushrangers try to con a rich merchant out of money who happens to be a very important person who has to meet the towns sergeant at “Five O’Clock” sharp.

"For It Is Written"
Synopsis - Sweden,1891. Beatrice lives alone on the family farm where she is constantly abused by Joel from the nearby village. One day, Olof - Beatrice's brother - returns after a long stay in America. Haunted by his experiences in the Indian Wars, Olof is out for blood when he finds out what has transpired while he was away.

Synopsis - In 1848 Phineas Gage a railroad worker survives an awful explosion. Once the wounds heal the town notices his personality has been altered and his physician Dr Harlow has to choose to risk his reputation in the town or defend this disabled outcast.

"Hell Comes To Montana"
Synopsis - Hell Comes To Montana is an eerily authentic Western film about one man’s journey for vengeance and redemption.

"Hi-Five the Cactus"
Synopsis - A small desert town suffers a devastatingly-disastrous-drought. Their only hope is an old-cactus, for whom this story is about. His selfless-sacrifice could keep the dusty-town alive. Let me introduce you to a cactus named Hi-Five!

"Iron Brothers"
Synopsis - Fur trappers Abel and Henry Iron struggle to make a living in a dying industry in the Rocky Mountains. Following in their late father’s footsteps, they travel the mountains searching for beaver, carving out a meager existence in the western wilderness. When Abel encounters a band of Shoshone Indians, a misunderstanding leaves one indian dead and the Iron Brothers on the run. Together, Abel and Henry flee into the mountains to escape the warriors that are pursuing them. In the end, they will learn if the bond of brotherhood is enough to save them.

"Lonesome Gulch"
Synopsis - A Midwestern take on the classic genre. Willie and Guy are two men on the run, but the first step is to find their horse.

"Not the Stars" (Trailer)
Synopsis - Poem written and recited by John Dofflemyer. Music composed and performed by Josh Coffey, with Jacob Siener. Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon. Additional camera by Bradley Winegar and Shang Ik Moon.

"Only God Forgives"
Synopsis - Abandoned by his gang, an outlaw seeks forgiveness from a lone preacher riding near his hideout.

Synopsis - A 19th Century Frontiersman, while hunting, encroaches on tribal burial ground and is pursued by a Cheyenne Brave in mourning.

"Red Rose"
Synopsis - In the old West, an overlooked farm girl hunts down a notorious criminal, in the hopes of finally proving herself. However, a ruthless bounty hunter is on her tracks, who will stop at nothing to collect the reward.

"Ride With the Devil"
Music Video written and sung by Cowboy Balladeer Bob Krouse, Filmed in an old ghost town.

"Ridin' Ropin' & Jumpin' Over Cars"
Synopsis - The story of a bigger than life woman who lived an amazing life in rodeo in the 1930's - 1960's is depicted in this documentary created from interviews with the now 90-year-old and her unbelievable treasure of memorabilia.

Synopsis - Finding themselves in financial trouble, two modern-day cowhands resort to thieving from their own employer, dragging an immigrant worker in on the heist. But they're about to get caught in the act, and the angry rancher is hell-bent on giving them a taste of old-school justice in this contemporary tale of the American West. 

"Sandhills Cowboy"
Synopsis - Marty Blocker is a quintessential dying breed, a working cowboy and poet who ranches in the Sandhills of Nebraska. His poignant story telling and poetry reflects on the traditional cowboy way of life and the fear the culture may be fading away. Marty, an expert horseman and cattleman expresses how man, animal and nature can commune with each other.

Synopsis - There's a fight coming to the town of Saragosa. A town with good guys, bad guys, pretty girls, and men who would die to protect them. But in the end it could just take two brothers, on opposite sides of the law, to save this town.

Synopsis - A gunman comes to a small town to kill an aging sheriff who has earned the reputation as the fastest gun.

"The Alluring Frontier"
Synopsis - The Alluring Frontier is set in the old west in the small town of Gulch which quickly gets consumed by a dark presence. Characters are soon introduced from different walks of life within the town as the dark force has taken the shape of an unsuspecting individual that is hunting something one of the men has in his possession meanwhile turning the residents into demonic creatures called "Gulchers".

"The Chameleon Kid"
Synopsis - A Civil War veteran-turned-lawman thought he had left his worst nightmares behind him on the battlefield, but the most frightening one will test his sanity, his family and his life as it ravages his town.

The Condemned (The Hat Trick Trilogy, Part I)
Synopsis - A woman is to be hanged and all her enemies are there to see her swing. But one by one, they all start dying. (In Italian, with English Subtitles)

The Custer Wolf"
Synopsis - With the nine year reign of the Custer Wolf finally coming to an end, an old storyteller reflects back on the tragic, yet incredible true story of the World's Greatest Criminal Outlaw.

"The Decadent and Depraved"
Synopsis - Starting as a student 'fun' project to being considered as Western Australia’s largest independent feature film, “The Decadent and Depraved” is set in the late 1880s in a remote and dark place in the outback of Western Australia telling the story of Leon Murphy who leaves his wife and child in a bid to ensure their safety. He is a wanted man but plans to surrender himself into the hands of Her Majesty’s army to be hanged. Unbeknownst to Leon, shortly after his departure his wife is murdered in cold blood. Moreover, their daughter Lillian is captured by a bunch of evil bounty hunters, led by the cruel and gruesome priest, Maitland. A tale of cat and mouse begins shortly thereafter as Leon is transported by Police Captain, Dalton, on route to be hanged in the local town. Dalton’s hopes for a trouble-free journey are quickly dashed as he is faced with a series of difficult obstacles – all consequences of transporting such a high value target. Within the ever-changing terrain of Western Australia, the truth about Leon’s crime and his motives for seeking punishment is revealed, leading everyone through a chaotic tumble of revenge and murder.

"The Deputy"
Synopsis - The Sheriff is putting the Deputy to the test to bring a notorious outlaw to justice. But the outlaw's gang will stop at nothing to rescue their leader.

"The Divide"
Synopsis - 'Some fences are hard to mend.' Set in drought-plagued Northern California in 1976, The Divide chronicles the story of Sam Kincaid (Perry King), an aging rancher with a failing memory, his estranged and independent-minded daughter, Sarah, and Luke, a young ranch hand who finds himself in the midst of a family in crisis. Internal struggles, the realities of an unforgiving landscape, and the need to reconcile a long-ago tragedy collide to create the backdrop for this classic American Western

"The Operators"
Synopsis - In 1897, Felix, is plunged into a vortex of chaos and mayhem when he illegally immigrates to the American West with the world's first movie camera.

"The Peace Makers"
Synopsis - When lawmen & attorney Ellsworth T. Kindle learns his nemesis, the maniacal butcher J.T. Ripper, has escaped en route to his scheduled execution and has kidnapped young Parker Sessum's grandson of the richest cattle baron in the country, he unleashes The Peace Makers, an unlikely team of townspeople tasked with taming an unruly and wild frontier. An epic tale of good vs evil....reminiscent of the golden age of Western films.

"The Request"
Synopsis - Rafael, a northern muleteer, along with his best friend, crosses the sierra of the state of Sonora expecting to find a retired rural policeman, an Acordada. Seeking revenge, Rafael meets Jesús Santos, an old rancher who worked for the rural police in his youth. Spending the night with the old man and after a few drinks, Rafael discovers that Jesús Santos is not who he says he is.

"The Show Down"
Synopsis - The Show Down tells the tale of 2 men with a rich history of conflict. Witness the action of the wild wild west as they square up for one final draw.

"The Snowboys"
Synopsis - A snowbound re-enactment from the Spaghetti Western days, nicely shot over a snowy landscape with some nice use of pull focus and close ups as well as long shots, slo-mo and overall editing. Short, sweet and a joy to watch with a great use of color on the costumes to bring life into the snowy scenery. 

"The Terrible Trio"
Synopsis - In a rundown saloon in a rundown town, a double-dealing bandito, known as RonaldoRey, robs a flesh-carving Canuck, bare-knuckle Mandingo, and gunsmokin’ Femme Fatale. Hungry for revenge, the unlikely trio posses up to get back their goods and to bury the Dirty Diablo six feet under.

"Thunder Ridge"
Synopsis - Shot in 35mm film. This short film is a western ghost/horror movie depicting a young mute woman who must survive in the wilderness after her entire family was murdered. She must endure a rape attempt by hillbillies and the aftermath of consuming poisonous berries. This movie was filmed in several California state parks.

"West End"
Synopsis - In small towns of Western Colorado....rural families get together at community rodeos to celebrate our Western Heritage. They do this for the love of rodeo and family traditions. Some tragedy results.

"Western Sol"
Synopsis - Darkness and light collide when a meek rancher, being bullied by outlaws, uses the cover of a solar eclipse to regain his freedom.

"Western Jubilee"
Synopsis - Western Jubilee is a documentary film about a private music venue and recording studio in Colorado Springs, CO devoted to traditional cowboy music. The film features avid collector Scott O'Malley, the owner of Western Jubilee, and Grammy-nominated cowboy singer Don Edwards. These two men share a friendship, an obsession, and a true love for all things cowboy.

"Winterhawk" (Special Screening w/ Michael Dante Q&A)
Synopsis - In 1845 Montana, a Blackfoot Chief tries to buy a cure for his tribe's small-pox infection but the white settlers are unsympathetic forcing the Indian Chief to resort to desperate measures.

Synopsis - In this hilarious send up of Sergio Leone’s Dollars films, habaneros are bullets and milk bottles are negotiation tools. Can mine-owner George get the help of a new-to-town stranger, or will the villainous railroader Jesse “Milkman” McRooney send him to a spicy grave?
2018 Film Schedule