A still from Cowboy Joe, a short film by Jingjing Tian, who had dreamed of making films since seeing a dubbed version of Pretty Woman in China as a child, but whose parents discouraged the idea after moving to the United States.

Chinese-American’s short film fulfils a dream and, she hopes, speaks to the dreamer in us all

  • Jingjing Tian’s film about a young Chinese New Yorker who wants to become a cowboy, to his father’s incomprehension, is surprisingly autobiographical
  • Growing up in China she knew she would make films; grown up and in Texas, her parents disapproved. Cowboy Joe is her riposte to all the doubters
Topic |   American films

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A still from Cowboy Joe, a short film by Jingjing Tian, who had dreamed of making films since seeing a dubbed version of Pretty Woman in China as a child, but whose parents discouraged the idea after moving to the United States.
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