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The First Saturday in May (2007)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Sport | 18 April 2008 (USA)
Follow six diverse trainers as they jockey for position along the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail.

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Frank Amonte
Barbaro
Peter Brette
Chuck Chambers ...
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Bob Holthus ...
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Bonnie Holthus ...
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Nina Kaiser ...
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Michael Matz
John McKee ...
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Kiaran McLaughlin
Paul Parrish
Dale Romans
Jake Romans
Dan Simon
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Follow six diverse trainers as they jockey for position along the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail.

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Two minutes can last a lifetime.

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Documentary | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language

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$23,157 (USA) (25 April 2008)

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$124,294 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Brilliant documentary with characters that you couldn't make up.
16 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this wonderful film at the Tribeca Film Festival last year and was so happy that it will be seen nationwide. During the "Q & A" after a Tribeca screening a youngish member of the audience asked a question that I thought, by virtue of its content, was the ultimate compliment that could be paid to a documentary. "What that based on a true story?", the young lad wondered. With docs you can never know going in whether there will be a story to tell. Nor can you know whether the characters have enough depth and substance to make the telling of the tale compelling. First Saturday's editing accomplishes both. The Hennegan brothers had me shaking my head as I left the theater wondering how they did it.


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