With actors Paul Portelli and Davide Tucci in person for discussion after the film
Presented by Arts Council Malta in New York
Malta. Dir. Abigail Mallia. 2018, 97 mins. Digital projection. With Paul Portelli, Davide Tucci. The cowboy hat–wearing Karist is a hero in his own mind, driven by his love of the mythological American west to be Malta’s savior by winning the island country’s presidential election. But can a delusional, unqualified candidate rise to power in today’s world? Abigail Mallia’s boisterous and well-crafted film is brought to life by the convincing and delightful performances of its gifted lead actors, Paul Portelli as the eponymous cowboy and Davide Tucci as his son, who is struggling to save what is left of his family’s respectability.
Free admission. Screening at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73 Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave), Manhattan. For more information and to make a reservation, visit czechcenter.com