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FADER TV presents Sundance Selects: Stingray Sam

January 28, 2009

Back in 2002, a feature film called American Astronaut took the Sundance Film Festival by storm. Seven years later, writer/director Cory McAbee has returned with something a little different — a six-part episodic miniseries formatted for "screens of all sizes" — that doesn't fail to follow through with the same cult appeal that got him there in the first place.

Stingray Sam is described as a "musical space western that follows two space-convicts as they earn their freedom in exchange for the rescue of a young girl who is being held captive by the genetically designed figurehead of a very wealthy planet." In our own words, we would sum it up to feel more like eating an acid brownie and playing the electric air guitar in our underwear and a cowboy hat. Everything about this movie is homegrown and completely unique, from the soundtrack written entirely by McAbee's band, American Astronaut, to the intergalactic locations shot in the greater New York City metropolitan area (Union Pool doubles as an outer-space saloon). In short, Stingray Sam is a treasure, and we are happy to introduce it to you on a screen of our own size.

Posted: January 28, 2009
FADER TV presents Sundance Selects: Stingray Sam