Here's Kahlil Joseph's follow-up work to his Sundance 2013 Special Jury Award-winning short film Until The Quiet Comes, which we featured on S&A last fall.
This lyrical piece of art film is titled Wildcat, which explores the "little-known African-American rodeo subculture," in Grayson, Oklahoma.
According to Joseph:
Black people are light years more advanced than the ideas and images that circulate would have you believe. The spaces we control and exist are my ground zero for filming, at least so far, and there are opportunities for me to tap into the energy. So an all-black town with an all-black rodeo in the American heartland was a kind of vortex or portal through which I could actually show this.
Flying Lotus scored Wildcat; the duo worked together on Until The Quiet Comes as well.