Quantum Cowboys (2022) © Fit Via Vi Productions
Quantum Cowboys (2022) © Fit Via Vi Productions

ACMI presents

Quantum Cowboys

Geoff Marslett | USA | 2022 | Unclassified (15+)






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Fri 3 May 2024

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Lily Gladstone leads us on a wild, multiversal journey traversing timelines and animation styles.

The Arizona Territory, circa 1873. With the whole town distracted by a musical performance in the town centre, an opportunistic labourer decides to rob the local outfitter, but things go wrong and he's sentenced to prison.

Watching him from afar, an omniscient observer and his cat interrogate the goings on, looking for the one true timeline.

Curator's Note

Blending twelve different animation styles ranging from rotoscoping to oil paints, Geoff Marslett's most recent feature film is a wild visual ride with a unique logic, one that unlocks a core of madness that permeates throughout and transcends the film's aesthetic. The film decodes and rewrites the rules of the Western genre. It even rewrites itself.

The only thing wilder than the film's look is its eclectic ensemble cast. Lily Gladstone is joined by David Arquette, Howe Gelb, Neko Case and French New Wave star Anna Karina who sadly passed away before the film was released.

– Reece Goodwin, Curator (Film & TV)

Format: DCP
Language: English and Spanish
Source: Sonder Entertainment
Courtesy: Sonder Entertainment
Runtime: 99 mins

Event duration

107 mins


Unclassified (15+)

Viewers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Cinemas, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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