Western (2014)
dir. Bill Ross, Turner Ross
92 min, English and Spanish with English subtitles
Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm

Doors open at 6:30pm, with the film starting at 7:00. Tickets available at the door the night of the screening only. Cash and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx) accepted. No checks, please.

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
New Orleans, LA 70117


With a long history of bicultural celebration and cooperation, the towns of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico share a deep connection to one other separated only by the Rio Grande. When violence creeps closer to both towns, the balance is upended by growing American antipathy against Mexico. This mesmerizing verite-style documentary follows Chad Foster, the enigmatic mayor of Eagle Pass, and Martin Wall, a fifth-generation cattle rancher (and endearing father to Brylyn Wall), as they navigate the precarious situation threatening their livelihoods. New Orleans-based filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross create an intimate look at life on the border, showcasing the nuanced beauty of the American frontier as it negotiates impending violence and political meddling. After winning awards at Sundance, SXSW, San Francisco International, and Ashland Independent, Western will have its Louisiana premiere on our screen, with the Ross brothers and producer Michael Gottwald in attendance!