2020 | Dir Anna Kerrigan | 85 mins | USA

Anna Kerrigan’s award-winning debut shows a rare understanding of the
complexities and challenges of modern family life, when a father and his transgender son escape to the mountains of Montana.
Troy (Steve Zahn, Dallas Buyers Club, Lean on Pete) is on a camping trip with his son Joe (Sasha Knight), an 11-year-old with a passion for cowboy yarns and the great outdoors. As they travel through the majestic beauty of the northern Rockies, television news reports emerge claiming that Joe is missing. As detective Faith (Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale) investigates, we see a bigger picture involving Joe’s conservative mother Sally.

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“Cowboys is a film that relaxes into its ideas and themes, and the performances from Sasha Knight, Steve Zahn and Jilliann Bell – with Ann Dowd as the cop on Troy’s trail – are all tremendous” – Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian