Rich Hill


City Opera HouseSat, Aug 2, 2014 3:00 PM
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Old Town PlayhouseSun, Aug 3, 2014 3:00 PM
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Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:91 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Andrew Droz Palermo
Tracy Droz Tragos
Produced by:Andrew Droz Palermo
Tracy Droz Tragos
Cinematography:Andrew Droz Palermo
Editing By:Jim Hession
Music By:Nathan Halpern


Winner of the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, “Rich Hill” is a quintessential portrait of America in 2014 told through the eyes of three teenage boys in Rich Hill, MO- a town with a population of just under 1,400 and a poverty rate of 19%; a place like many others in our country where the middle class has been destroyed and the working class is fighting to stay above the poverty line. Through the skillful and sensitive lenses of filmmaking cousins Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palmero, we are introduced to the lives of Harley, Andrew, and Appachey, and the stubborn optimism with which they navigate the difficult road through adolescence and bravely confront their circumstances. “Rich Hill” is a truly stunning achievement of cinema and an ode to the resilient spirit that is alive and well in rural America, in spite of grim economic conditions.

Cinema Salon
The screening on 8/2 at 3 pm will be followed by a Cinema Salon session in Clinch Park