Blackthorn

Starring Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea and Magaly Solier - Available on DVD and Blu-ray™

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"Each frame is a crystalline JAW-DROPPER."

-Boston Globe

"A CLASSIC OLD-FASHIONED WESTERN, EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS 'BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID'. A beautiful and powerful film. Sam Shepard gives the performance of his career."

-Ed Douglas, ComingSoon.com

"That allure of the Old West is hard to resist. The film reminds just how arresting an actor Shepard can be."

-Betsy Sharkey, LA Times

"IT SHOULD TICKLE WESTERN FANS."

-Mark Holcomb, Village Voice

"AN ELEGAIC, BEAUTIFULLY SHOT WESTERN. Shepard’s best performance since ‘The Right Stuff’."

-Lou Lumenick, NY Post

"It’s Sam Shepard’s best work since The Right Stuff. He still exudes intellectual mischief and hard-stare sex appeal."

-Eric Hynes, Time Out NY

"**** A TERRIFIC, FULL-HEARTED WESTERN, BETTER THAN BUTCH CASSIDY. Sam Shepard crowns his acting carreer."

-David Elliot, San Diego Reader

"AN OUTLAW TALE THAT IS AT ONCE EXCITING AND ELEGIAC, ELEGANT AND EARTHY. Sam Shepard is as good as he’s ever been."

-Marshall Fine, Huffington Post

"Sam Shepard delivers a beautifully understated performance."

-Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

"Sam Shepard delivers in spades. He effortlessly incarnates the Western loner on the lam, his every gesture bespeaking distances to travel, dangers to circumvent and respites to savor."

-Ronnie Scheib, Variety

"Sam Shepard gives one of his finest performances as the grizzled, reflective outlaw. One of the highlights of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival."

-Bilge Ebari, NYMag.com

"BEAUTIFUL AND COMPELLING with a masterful lead performance by Sam Shepard."

-Michael Dunaway, Paste

About The Film

It's been said that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy (Sam Shepard) survived and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the U.S. and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn’t experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.

Cast & Crew

Cast:
Sam Shepard
Eduardo Noriega
Stephen Rea
Magaly Solier

Writer:
Miguel Barros

Director:
Mateo Gil

R - for violence and language.
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