Fire on the Hill – and Films

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Image from the film Fire on the Hill

Image from the film Fire on the Hill

Five miles south of downtown Los Angeles is a place that was, until recent years, known as the murder capital of the world. For most, South Central LA is synonymous with gang violence, drug trafficking, and high amounts of crime. Since the city’s establishment, Compton and the surrounding neighborhoods have always had a culture of black cowboys. This film is the story of three of those cowboys and their fight to live out their vision of the West.

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Fire on the Hill: The Cowboys of South Central L.A.

84 Mins

Five miles south of downtown Los Angeles is a place that was, until recent years, known as the murder capital of the world. For most, South Central LA is synonymous with gang violence, drug trafficking, and high amounts of crime. Since the city’s establishment, Compton and the surrounding neighborhoods have always had a culture of black cowboys. This film is the story of three of those cowboys and their fight to live out their vision of the West.

*in person attendance

Premiere: 
Canadian Premiere
Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Brett Fallentine*
Producer: 
Steven Amato, Jenna Cedicci, Brett Fallentine*, Jordana Glick-Franzheim, Jimmy Greenway, Sean-Michael Smith
Has subtitles: 
No

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Image from the film Anba, in the depths of Haiti

Anba, in the depths of Haiti

24 Mins

Olivier Testa* has been exploring the caves of Haiti since 2009, leading expeditions, training, and adventuring across this vibrant and colourful country.

*in person attendance

Premiere: 
Alberta Premiere
Year: 
2018
Country: 
France
Director: 
Vladimir Cellier
Producer: 
Baraka Flims/NOT Associés
Has subtitles: 
Yes
Image from the film Standing Man

Standing Man

13 Mins

Cyclist Payson McElveen attempts to break the current fastest known time on the grueling 160-kilometre Canyonlands National Park's White Rim Rd.

​​​​​​​*in person attendance

Premiere: 
World Premiere
Year: 
2019
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Shannon Vandivier*
Producer: 
Bowen Parrish, Shannon Vandivier*
Has subtitles: 
No
Image from the film The Ridge of Dreams

The Ridge of Dreams

24 Mins

Two best friends with very different views on life embark on a search for a mythical unskied mountain.

​​​​​​​*in person attendance

Premiere: 
World Premiere
Year: 
2019
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Zack Giffin, Ben Sturgulewsk*i
Producer: 
Scott Ballew
Production Company: 
SturgeFilm
Has subtitles: 
No