Salute challenges the structure of traditional documentary and seats the viewer in a position to observe and piece together information rather than passively be fed knowledge. The film is centered around the daily routine of a woman and horse working their way to the Grad Prix Regional Championships. The film mimics the routine, discipline and control that is required of a sport which is completely fixated on perfection. Throughout the film, there are moments where the modernity of the sport challenges the roots and tradition. Salute opens with a slideshow of paintings and photographs which situates it’s role in our history, entangled between both art and military. Themes of labor, class, and ethics are all present in a muted dialog. Salute intentionally uses a narrative pacing that requires a lot of endurance, however there's a moment where it shifts from slow to hypnotic which increases the tension and subtle anxieties.

  • Lindsey Schulz
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  • Lindsey Schulz
  • Lindsey Schulz
    Key Cast
  • Laredo 183
    Key Cast
  • Jane Arrasmith
    Key Cast
  • Alison Burt-Jacobs
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sport, Essay, Art, Women
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 28, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • California Institute of the Arts
    March 19, 2015
Director Biography - Lindsey Schulz

Schulz received her MFA in 2015 from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and her BFA in 2011 from Otis College of Art and Design. She has been riding horses for twenty-one years, and just received her Gold Medal this year. Her work focuses on documenting personal and cultural histories, focusing on the unreliability of memory and social curiosities. She currently lives, works (and rides) in Los Angeles.

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