Proud Flesh is a 30-minute Western shot mainly in the Dakota badlands by Jenny Graf Sheppard and Chiara Giovando and starring their mothers. It’s a remarkable film, even if it hasn’t been seen much outside of Baltimore.
Until it’s more widely released, there is this trailer:
And last month, Baltimore’s Ehse Records released the entirety of the soundtrack as an LP in an edition of 300 copies.
It’s a beautiful thing, made from a private, internal symbolic system and some amazing tweaking of the idea of the Western film and, by extension, America itself.
(Disclosure: although this writer made small contributions to the film and soundtrack, my hand is neither in the till nor on the tiller.)