Cracker: The Last Cowboys of Florida is screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Jacksonville.
Yes, there are cowboys in Florida! Real live roping and riding cowboys, and they have been on the scene for over 250 years. In fact, Florida vies with Texas as the number one cattle-producing state in the USA. Filmed over a course of three years, the director, Victor Milt, soon realized that the life of the Florida cowboy was changing, disappearing before our very eyes. The explosion of land values has forecast an end to large scale ranching and a major loss of wilderness in Florida. This Jacksonville Film Festival favorite, captures the beauty of the old ways, many of which have not changed in hundreds of years with the drama of encroaching civilization. It’s a beautiful and important film documenting America in the throes of change. Receiving standing ovations at festivals everywhere, it is a must-see for any Floridian.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville has partnered with the Jacksonville Film Festival to give Northeast Florida residents the opportunity to see award-winning independent and foreign films from national and international film festivals. The Fall film series concludes this Thursday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art located at 333 N Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. FILMS AT MOCA will continue in February featuring the best in international cinema.
Victor Milt 2008
Run time: 75 min. | USA
The Museum Of Contemporary Art – Jacksonville
333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32202 USA
$6 for Members; $8 for Non-Members
For more information about MOCA including programs and hours, please visit on-line at http://www.mocajacksonville.org