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The American Astronaut Rating TBC

The American Astronaut

Dir. Cory McAbee. USA, 2001. 1h 34m. Starring Cory McAbee, Rocco Sisto, Annie Golden, James Ransone, Tom Aldredge, Bill Buell, Peter McRobbie.

Endearingly eccentric sci-fi musical western about an interplanetary trader voyaging through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that he’s is being pursued by old friend Professor Hess who wants to kill him. Cory McAbee’s wrote, directed, and stars in this surreal cult comedy which he describes as 'Buck Rogers meets Roy Rogers’.

This Oxford Comedy Festival Late Night screening will be introduced by comedian and festival organiser Matthew Chadourne.

‘A sui generis, love-it-or-hate-it exercise in homegrown American surrealism.’ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, LA Weekly


Saturday 13 July: 23:00