The film charts the journey of an artistfilmmaker who is led astray from her attempts to make a documentary in Los Angeles by the mysterious history of a deceased male artist named Amboy. Amboys storyline is expressed with a disorienting array of cinematic strategies taken from feature films,documentaries, Bmovies, and homevideo style recordings. The conflation of these approaches takes place in an exhibition environment: one that includes photographic prints and readymade objects taken from the actual site of Amboy, a ghost town in the Mojave desert that serves as the central location of the film.

Scholz, a painter and filmmaker, edited, shot and directed the film in a number of semiimprovised sequences cowritten and coproduced with von Schlegell, art theorist and science fiction author, encorporating an expansive cast of actors and collaborators from the worlds of art, film, music, and literature. Scholz and von Schlegell invited a number of musicians including Stephen Malkmus, Holy Shit, and Kath Bloom to provide Amboys soundtrack, which at times is performed incamera, in proximity to the films narrative action. Actors in Amboy include Paul Giamatti, Eleanor Antin,Penny Arcade, Chris Kraus, Andrea Fraser, Colm Tóibín, Leslie Allison and Lily Benson. (JS)

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