Shooting Geronimo

Kent Monkman and Gisèle Gordon

2007, 11:11 minutes, Sepia Version, English


Famed romantic filmmaker Frederick Curtis is shooting a film about Geronimo just outside the Long Horn Saloon. Frustrated with the unconvincing performances of his lead actor, he pulls another young sexy Cree man into the role. Jealousy ensues as Curtis alternately gushes over the two Cree boys as he manipulates them into broad Hollywood caricatures. A “Lonesome Rider” intercedes, teasing the action to a tragic twist, which forces the boys to take control of Curtis’s film.

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Critical Writing

Testing Testickle: Monkman's Alter Ego Always Provokes
by Leah Sandals. NOW, Nov. 22, 2007, v. 27, no. 12.
Kent Monkman: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
by Debra Antoncic. Canadian Art, Winter 2007, v. 24, no. 4.
The Double Entendre of Re-Enactment
by Gerald McMaster. Toronto: Vtape, 2007.