ATA presents Cate Giordano’s two years in making Heritage along with a selection of her short film.
Heritage, 2012, 30:23, video
Made by Cate Giordano. Shot by Patrick Guerrero. With Julianna Schley.
It is 1888 and all the buffalo are gone, leaving one of the largest cities in South Dakota empty. Now there are only two residents left.
One of them is Beau, a hunter once regaled for his 4000 buffalo pelts and his disgruntled wife, Ruby. In the absence of buffalo to kill, Beau erects an enormous statue of a White Buffalo on his property,
while a horrified Ruby begs him to abandon his project. When an out-of-town preacher arrives with his brainwashed followers and destroys Beau’s buffalo and steals his wife, Beau embarks on a journey
to find the real White Buffalo. Shot ‘on location’ in the streets of New York City, Heritage is a melodrama about a man, played by a woman, who learns to deal with the reality of change and the freedom of being alone.