Director Geoff Marslett in attendance.

“May I be the first to crown QUANTUM COWBOYS the new king of the psychedelic western? Visually it beats EL TOPO to the draw. It makes your brain slide further across the theater floor than GREASER'S PARADISE. It even out weirds the legendary French western BLUEBERRY, which contains the most realistic depiction of DMT hallucinations in cinema. The rotoscope variations result in a sensory impact that is oddly both retro and futuristic at once. There are times the night stars frame Linde, and I could swear I am watching a Ralph Bakshi picture.” - Michael Talbot-Hayes, Film Threat

"A captivating out-West fever dream that takes place across a surreal frontier." - Holly Jones, Variety

Thursday, January 11, 8:00 p.m. | In this stunning rotoscoped Western, two hapless drifters, Frank and Bruno (Kiowa Gordon and John Way), team up with Linde (Lily Gladstone) to recover her land and trek across 1870's Southern Arizona to find an elusive frontier musician. Deemed “one of the best entry-level trip movies ever made” by Film Threat, QUANTUM COWBOYS blends quantum time theory and philosophical musings about art as the way we understand our history and memories, with gunfights, horses, dance halls, cacti, and saloons. Yee-haw! Director Geoff Marslett in attendance. 

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Prix du public, Champs-Élysées Film Festival
Nominee - Best Film, Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Nominee - CineRebels Award, Munich Film Festival

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email