Around these parts, “black cowboy” usually conjures up images of Sadat X . But in this beautifully shot short film from talented filmmaker Kahlil Joseph we get to see actual African-American rodeo action in the small town of Grayson, Oklahoma. Joseph, who has family ties to the event, enlists his friend Flying Lotus (the two have collaborated on the past, most notably on this ) to provide a score that works on an almost subconscious level that perfectly fits with the dream-inducing flow of black & white imagery that puts viewers in a hypnotic trance.
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[Via Nowness . H/T B+]