EQUUS Film Festival 2019: Block 7

Showings

Film Info
Event Type:EQUUS Film Festival
Run Time:135 minutes
Trailer:https://youtu.be/MXTtgdaIurw

Description

BLOCK 7
Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m.




OBSTACLES: THE ROAD TO RIO (2018) NETHERLANDS
48:00 min / Directed by: Annette van Trigt
An insight into the world of triathlon for horses. Follow Dutch best eventer Tim Lips and his father Martin, the national coach, as they prepare for the Olympic Games. Experience the unique pressure and disappointments of this environment as the both of them try to deliver the best results possible.





THE GREAT FLIP-OFF (2018) USA
87:00 min / Directed by: Dafna Yachin
One last show for a dying breed. Facing extinction from the American circus, the last extreme bareback riders, along with their majestic horses, unite for one final death-defying performance. When Ringling Bros. announce the end of their three-ring big top to usher in a new era of fewer animals and arena-only performances, it marks the beginning of the end in entertainment history for the original circus act — The Bareback riders. These acrobatic daredevils perform stunts upon galloping horses with a will of their own. Meet the last of the great bareback artists as they band together for the largest gathering of riders this century — one final death-defying performance in the face of extinction from the American circus. Follow these extreme riders and their legendary families, from Italy, Mexico, Hungary and France, as they bring the risk and beauty of the original circus act to a multi-generational audience, one last time in. Then, return 10 years later to discover how these families have dealt with the passing of time in a range of unusual happy endings and ultimate heartbreak.

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