A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of ... See full summary »
Brilliant documentary with characters that you couldn't make up.
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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