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Limestone Cowboy


Location: Bartos Screening Room

With actors Paul Portelli and Davide Tucci in person for discussion after the film

New York premiere

Presented by Arts Council Malta in New York

Malta. Dir. Abigail Mallia. 2018, 97 mins. Digital projection. With Paul Portelli, Davide Tucci. The cowboy hat–wearing Karist is a hero in his own mind, driven by his love of the mythological American west to be Malta’s savior by winning the island country’s presidential election. But can a delusional, unqualified candidate rise to power in today’s world? Abigail Mallia’s boisterous and well-crafted film is brought to life by the convincing and delightful performances of its gifted lead actors, Paul Portelli as the eponymous cowboy and Davide Tucci as his son, who is struggling to save what is left of his family’s respectability.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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