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The First Saturday in May

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(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: PG-13 — for brief strong language
  • Director: The Hennegan Brothers   Cast: Frank Amonte, Barbaro, Peter Brette, Chuck Chambers, Dan Hendricks
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
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Ellen Dux


Truly Indie

Release Date

Apr 18, 2008

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John and Brad Hennegan’s engaging documentary follows a group of horses and trainers as they try to make it to the Kentucky Derby. A generally upbeat film, it could easily work as a promotion for the sport—although it does offer some sad moments courtesy of the much-publicized tragedy of Barbaro.