Cowboy in Sweden
CAST: Lee Hazlewood, Nina Lizell, Suzi Jane Hokom DIRECTOR: Torbjorn Axelman, Charlie Wallace WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES
Lee Hazlewood's album Cowboy in Sweden presented as a series of dreams. The movie alternates between absurdist skits and songs, given totally incongruous visual settings. Hazlewood collaborator Joe Cannon will be in attendance and perform several pieces and conduct a Q&A before the screening. MUSIC STARTS AT 10:30pm, movies at 11pm.
*We are giving away lots of Lee Hazlewood vinyl, including the Light in the Attic Records deluxe LP reissue of Cowboy In Sweden that includes the film on DVD!
*To win one of these great prizes, just buy your tickets online by 5pm Friday! (one name will be drawn per transaction) https://www.grandcinema.com/films/cowboy-in-sweden/
The Grand Cinema is proud to present a very special Weird Elephant. Directed by Torbjörn Axelman, Cowboy In Sweden(1970) is the surrealist, psychedelic journey of songwriter/record producer Lee Hazlewood’s(These Boots Are Made for Walkin’) move from Los Angeles to Sweden.
Featuring proto-music videos of some of Lee’s most beloved songs and Axelman’s cinematic visual ecstasy, the film has gained a cult following over years.
Long out of print and hard to find, the film received its first official US release by Seattle’s Light in the Attic Records, working with Tacoma record producer and Grammy-nominated curator Hunter Lea.
Included on their Lee Hazlewood Industries There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving box set, the release was nominated for a Grammy in 2015.
Hunter has invited Lee’s friend and LHI recording artist Joe Cannon to the screening to perform some songs with a backing band of Tacoma musicians.
Joe’s song “Me, the wine, and the City Lights” was included as bonus track on Lee’s Cowboy in Sweden LP, he recorded an album, Cold Hard Times with Lee in 1970 and made the unreleased short film My Friend Joe with Torbjörn Axelman and Lee in 1971. We are very excited to have him!
A few reason this will be an extra special night…
*A beautiful full resolution transfer of Cowboy in Sweden!
*Director Torbjorn Axelman has filmed a special interview just for our screening!
*Bonus short film world premiere of “My Friend Joe,” a 1971 Torbjörn Axelman and Lee Hazlewood collaboration featuring singer Joe Cannon!
*Live music performance by Joe Cannon backed by Tacoma musicians!