Moving Image:
Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Bruce Baillie: Quick Billy (1967-70): Screening and Discussion, Part One

Apichatpong Weerasethakul presents Bruce Baillie’s film Quick Billy (1967-70), followed by a discussion with Baillie, exploring Baillie’s influence on Weerasethakul’s work. Quick Billy is both a “horse opera in four reels” and a visual translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Offered as autobiography communicated through landscape (“I considered Quick Billy a kind of interior documentary,” says Weerasethakul), the film features Baillie himself as the titular gunslinger in the sepia-toned mini-Western that concludes the film. This screening and discussion is presented as part of the exhibition “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Primitive.”

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