In the decadent town of Gonzalez, Texas, no cultural event attracts more attention than the traditional cattle auction. How much can an event like this tell us about this place?
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Auction. A Portrait of a Decadent Cowboy Town
Filmmaker Joel Fendelman has always been drawn to storytelling that examines the complexities of well-meaning but flawed characters trying to find equilibrium in an environment of cultural and social change.
In this case, Fendelman sets his sights on the cattle auction in the town of Gonzalez, Texas. This seemingly everyday event in this farming town provides a metaphor for a place in decline.