Phantom Cowboys



Roxie Theatre Fri, Jun 1, 2018 9:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Daniel Patrick Carbone
Film Category:Youth
Running Time:93 min.
Year of Release:2018
Premiere:West Coast Premiere


A searing new documentary on the transition from boyhood to adulthood in places where opportunity is a forgotten word. Nick is winding down a high school football career in Trona, California, a derelict mining town on the rim of Death Valley. Larry wiles away the hours hunting rabbits in Pahokee, Florida’s sugarcane fields. And Tyler pursues the supreme passion of his life, dirt track racing, in the green woodlands around Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Moving gracefully between these subjects, and forward and backward in time, Phantom Cowboys captures the consistent threads of responsibility, parenthood, and manhood that weigh on each of these small-town teenagers, regardless of the community that raised him.