MOKB’s Week O’Movies : L’Abandon – The Film


Stills by Scott Christensen

Welcome to Day 4 of MOKB’s Week O’ Movies. After three days of documentaries, we’re turning the spotlight on narrative films for the last two days. Sorta. Tucson chanteuse, and frequent Joey Burns collaborator, Marianne Dissard is all over surrealist cowpoke epic, L’Abandon – The Film, aka Lonesome Cowgirls. The film is based on Andy Warhol’s Lonesome Cowboys, and conceived as the companion piece to Dissard’s new album, L’Abandon (due in January 2011). Shot in 24 hrs in Keeylocko, AZ with a crew of 35 and a cast of a dozen amateurs, the film finds Dissard on both sides of the camera, functioning as both the film’s director and star.

L’Abandon, the record, plays a prominent role throughout the film, which is not surprising given the folks Dissard got to lend a hand, including co-producer BK-One (Rhymesayers, Brother Ali), Sergio Mendoza (Calexico), Thøger Lund (Giant Sand) and MOKB-fave, Luke Doucet. If you happen to be in Tuscon on October 14th, you can head over to the Loft Cinema for the world premiere of L’Abandon – The Film, otherwise you’ll be stuck waiting until 2011. In the meantime, I highly recommend helping yourself to a free download of Dissard’s awesome Paris One Takes.

MOKB Week O’Movies
Monday : On The Road With David Bazan
Tuesday : Dust Radio – A Film About Chris Whitley
Wednesday : Until The Light Takes Us

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