Who Killed Cock Robin?

Who Killed Cock Robin?

Los Angeles Premiere
Jack Skirball Screening Series

Written and directed by Travis Wilkerson.
USA, 2005, 88 min., color.

In the dramatic narrative follow-up to his stirring documentary An Injury to One (2002), filmmaker Travis Wilkerson returns to Butte, Montana, to examine the damaged social fabric of the city. Featured in the Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Who Killed Cock Robin? tells the story of a young man whose hard-scrabble life is on the verge of falling apart after a run-in with the law. “Like a rare piece of American folk art, Who Killed Cock Robin? is hand-forged from ideas and ideals,” observes John Cooper in the Sundance program notes. “Wilkerson’s filmmaking rides the rhythms of the origins of American music, from folk songs that sing the story of struggle to the rigorous drumming of Irish clogging. In one bold stroke, Who Killed Cock Robin? typifies an America that can be too unforgiving and harsh for those forced to live only one mistake away from the bottom rung of the ladder.”

In person: Travis Wilkerson

 

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Mon 4.11.05, 8:00 pm $8 $6 $4

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff