Anna Kerrigan’s award-winning debut shows a rare understanding of the complexities and challenges of modern family life, when a father and his transgender son escape to the mountains of Montana.
Troy (Steve Zahn, Dallas Buyers Club, Lean on Pete) is on a camping trip with his transgender son Joe (Sasha Knight), an 11-year-old with a passion for cowboy yarns and the great outdoors. As they travel through the majestic beauty of the northern Rockies, television news reports emerge claiming that Joe is missing. As detective Faith (Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale) investigates, we see a bigger picture involving Joe’s conservative mother Sally (Jillian Bell, Brittany Runs a Marathon) and her inability to let go of the little girl she loves.
Following a successful run on the festival circuit at BFI Flare, Tribeca, Glasgow Film Festival and Dublin International Film Festival, Anna Kerrigan’s revisionist western Cowboys blends moving drama with classic frontier imagery in the great American wilderness. Starring Steve Zahn, Jillian Bell, newcomer Sasha Knight and Ann Dowd. Cowboys is directed by Anna Kerrigan.