Redemption Day
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Redemption Day

Redemption Day

Redemption Day “Cowboys” taps directly into the myth of the American male, with his leather boots and blue jeans, square jaw and wide stance Redemption Day, as immortalized in the collective imagination by painter Frederick Remington, director John Ford and decades of Marlboro tobacco advertising. But it does so with a twist: This debut feature from Anna Kerrigan explores how that tough-guy archetype impresses itself on a gender-nonconforming child. Who says that cowboys have to be boys? And that girls must stay girls?

Originally destined to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, until it was canceled by the coronavirus, “Cowboys” surfaced instead at Outfest and Frameline, two showcases whose LGBTQ focus tipped audiences that this picturesque run for the border isn’t your typical father-and-son wilderness trek. Here, the younger man has chosen that identity for himself, while the other struggles with bipolar disorder; they flee together on horseback across the Montana frontier for Canada, where a fresh starts seem po

Duration: 99 min

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