Lightshow Films, 113mins
Tribeca Film Festival
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A dullard Texas entrepreneur reinvents himself as a cowboy in China's tech wild west, but finds himself at the mercy of corrupt American expats looking to reinvent him once more.
Producers - Molly Lynch, George Rush, Billy Peterson, John Montague
Screenwriter - John Maringouin
Featuring - David Zellner, Robert Longstreet, Vincent Xie
Cinematographers - Justin Donais, John Maringouin, Nate Slevin
Music - Casey Wayne McAllister
"Wonderfully weird and digressive."
"Like a fever dream stirred up by obsession with celebrity/wealth/pleasure/self and and taken to Wagnerian heights of mystical empowerment and excess"
"Vividly out of its mind."
""Ghostbox Cowboy@ truly defies categorization, and remains so unpredictable that no single viewing can resolve the fertile ideas it puts on the table. [This film] has cult classic written all over it."
"...a relentlessly grim, dark, bleak, terrifying phantasmagoric dystopian nightmare of a movie... This motherfuckin' movie is totally bat-shit crazy."
"Ghostbox Cowboy makes for a trippy, mind-blowing experience. [...] A pynchonian mind blowing masterpiece."
"Stylish, comic and shameless... Maringouin hasn't lost his flair for revealing the secrets of a place, even as he's bringing his own circus there. [...} A trade ware parable."
"A gonzo odyssey, Maringouin makes the madness feel queasily real."
"Fascinating, atmospheric and utterly strange."
"Wild West capitalism hits the Far East with a vengeance in documentarian John Maringouin’s adventuresome first narrative feature, “Ghostbox Cowboy.”"
John Maringouin is an American film director. His debut feature, Running Stumbled, received wide critical acclaim and was referred to by Variety as a "phantasmagoric filmmaking debut". Maringouin received a Spirit award nomination for the film.