Wildcat by Kahlil Joseph, Grayson Oklahoma

(c) Kahlil Joseph / Nowness
A friend sent me this link to a beautiful black and white film by director Kahlil Joseph, which explores a little known African-American rodeo subculture in the small town of Grayson (previously Wildcat), Oklahoma.

I used to watch the rodeo in Taupo, New Zealand with my mum and it was loud, boisterous and high energy, so I was especially fascinated by the way Joseph managed to make his film so gentle and dreamy.

The film is scored by experimental musician, Flying Lotus, and is filmed at an event that attracts African-American bull riders, barrel racers and cowgirls from all over the Midwest and Southern USA.  

I think this is an incredible film - beautifully shot, mesmerising and a must see.

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