Dec 14, 2017
Directed by MJ Isakson, Director of Photography Lori Adamski-Peek
Rated Not Rated, 90 min.
Each year, horse trainers journey to Reno, Nevada to compete for one of the most
challenging equestrian championships in the world. For the trainers, winning means
putting food on the table and hay in the barn for another year. For the world, it means another year of survival for a culture at risk and the continued refinement of the art of vaquero-style horsemanship that dates back to the first Spanish missions in California.
"Down The Fence" profiles horse trainers on their journey to compete for the national championship, revealing their challenges and a rare glimpse into their unique lifestyle along the way. It is a documentary about passion, perseverance, community, and the enduring power of the human-animal connection.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with Director of Photography (and Park City local!) Lori Adamski-Peek and some of the riders and trainers profiled in the film.
The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema. Our mission is to create community through film.