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Roll Out Cowboy

Sunday, June 20, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Movies On A Big Screen
Location Details:
The Guild Theater- 2828 15th St Sacramento, CA

Sunday, June 20, 2010
7:30 PM
Admission: $5.00
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild
2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA

Roll Out Cowboy
Chris “Sandman” Sand is a rappin’ cowboy from Dunn Center, North Dakota (population: 120 and shrinking). He drives a semi, plays the guitar and raps. He looks like Woody Guthrie but sings like no one else. "Roll Out, Cowboy" follows the 39-year-old country/hip-hop musician as he tours the American West during the 2008 Presidential election. Small town America isn’t as conservative as we think.

His tour bus is broken, he bought his house for a thousand bucks, and the small farming town in which he lives is disappearing faster with each passing year. "Roll Out, Cowboy’s" Chris Sand is the face of the dying American West. Except for one thing: He raps.

The Woody Guthrie protégé looks like a cowboy, talks like a cowboy, but writes songs like Dr. Dre. When hip hop music hit the airwaves of the North Dakota badlands, where Sand grew up, he learned to rap and rhyme to the pulse of baling machines and irrigation pumps. The result? A music fusion in the raw—country/hip hop/folk/rap/cowboy. Whatever you call it, it’s unique, fresh, sexy, and distinctly western.

"Roll Out, Cowboy" follows Sandman the rappin’ cowboy as he embarks on a national tour during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. He travels from red state to blue and back again; blending discordant music genres into a style uniquely his own. Through him we see a part of America that remains immune to marketing campaigns, record labels, and consumerist politicking; as if it were the truth. We witness band break-ups, small town groupies—even a brief flirtation with commercial truck-driving, when a particularly impoverished Sand needs to make ends meet.

This is not the romanticized, Roy Rogers version of the American frontier. This is Sandman. The cowboy who raps.

Director Elizabeth Lawrence and Producer Warner Boutin are scheduled to be in attendance.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 12:58PM
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