Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year On The Gay Rodeo Directed
Matt Livadary USA / 2014 / 93 minutes New York Premiere
Preceded by PASSING ELLENVILLE
Times and Venues:
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Matt Livadary, Erin Krozek
Matt Livadary’s Queens & Cowboys leaps from the screen in a rousing and uplifting story with a big heart and a rollicking sense of humor. More than just an entertaining exploration of the rodeo, the film is a high octane, moving portrait of a community whose members support each other inside the arena and out.
We meet these extraordinary men and women who compete over a full season in the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). Wade Earp, descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, struggles to keep his rodeo dream alive; young Chris Sherman, who nearly gave up on his love of rodeo before finding his place in the IGRA; and Char Duran, a female bull rider, is determined to win a buckle.
Queens & Cowboys reveals the strength it takes to be gay in the rural west, while busting every stereotype of what makes a “real cowboy.” –David Becker
BIO: Matt Livadary is a passionate filmmaker and a Los Angeles native. After earning his BA from USC’s Cinema School, he worked for several years at the prestigious Creative Artists Agency, for clients such as Ang Lee, Spike Jonze and Cameron Crowe. In 2008, Matt worked as a story editor alongside acclaimed director Marc Forster at the production company Apparatus. While working on Queens & Cowboys, he has also made a name for himself creating content for clients including Sony, EA and Comedy Central. A “deep and wide” filmmaker, Matt possesses a talent for showcasing sentimental and broadly appealing content; particularly utilizing playful themes, passionate optimism and nostalgia to connect with his audience—a filmmaker unafraid to show the size of his heart on screen.
Cast/Featuring: Wade Earp, Char Duran, Travis Gardner, Chris Sherman
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