‘Barstow, California’ is the third film in the trilogy ‘The American West’ (the other two films are: ‘Nome Road System’ and ‘Milltown, Montana’) about places in the relatively sparsely populated areas of the American West. It is an artistic documentary recording life & landscape in the California southwestern desert. The trilogy’s style of ‘landscape listening’ (ambient audio only) will be altered somewhat with Barstow to add the voice of Stanley ‘Spoon’ Jackson (an internationally-acclaimed, Barstow-born prisoner/poet) to the soundtrack reading passages from his autobiography dealing with his youth & life in the area.
2018 a.o. Visions du Réel, Competition 2018 35th Kassel DokFest