The American Astronaut
USA | 2001 | 91 min
Space travel has become a dirty way of life dominated by derelicts, grease monkeys and hard-boiled interplanetary traders such as Samuel Curtis. Written, directed and starring Cory McAbee of the legendary cult band The Billy Nayer Show, this sci-fi, musical-western uses flinty black and white photography, rugged Lo-Fi sets and the spirit of the final frontier. We follow Curtis on his Homeric journey to provide the all-female planet of Venus with a suitable male, while pursued by an enigmatic killer, Professor Hess. The film features music by The Billy Nayer Show and some of the most original rock n’ roll scenes ever committed to film.
DIR CORY McABEE
SCR CORY McABEE
CAST CORY McABEE ROCCO SISTO GREGORY RUSSELL COOK ANNIE GOLDEN JAMES RANSONE JOSHUA TAYLOR TOM ALDREDGE BILL BUELL PETER McROBBIE MARK MANLEY NED SUBLETTE JOSEPH McKENNA