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FIRE ON THE HILL
May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SOLD OUT. Tickets for seating in the front 3 rows will be available at the door at 7:15 p.m.
Screening Wed. May 22, 7:30 p.m.
Winner LA Muse Documentary Award, Los Angeles Film Festival
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS SPECIAL BENEFIT SCREENING of FIRE ON THE HILL.
Proceeds from the screening will go to URBAN SADDLES, a non-profit that runs a therapeutic equestrian program dedicated to building hope and opportunities for youth living in gang-impacted communities, through the equine experience and cowboy code.
THERE WILL BE AN AFTER-FILM Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS INCLUDING:
Brett Fallentine (Film Director)
The Cowboys: Ghuan Featherstone, William Bias, Calvin Gray
Dr. Rebecca Foo (Moderator, Founding Board Member of Urban Saddles)
For most, South Central L.A. and Compton are synonymous with gang violence, drug trafficking, and high amounts of crime. Yet for much of the twentieth century this was an agricultural boomtown filled with ranchers, farmers, and equestrians alike. Compton and the surrounding neighborhoods have always had a culture of Black Cowboys. FIRE ON THE HILL tells the story of one of the last strongholds that the Cowboys have: a horse stable known as the Hill that was mysteriously set on fire in 2012. This is the inspirational story of three of those Cowboys.
“The Hill stands for creating something different yet easily accessible, making a change for the positive when nobody else is doing it. Likewise, Fallentine achieves the same goals with his documentary just by sharing the story.” – Musanna Ahmed, Film Inquiry
“Though writer-director Fallentine is intrigued with bygone ways, his film isn’t awash in nostalgia; the elegiac feeling is pierced with glimpses of gritty social realities and the quirks of personal drive.” – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter