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Gospel Hill

Gospel Hill Wins Nine Awards, Opens in U.S. and Australia on DVD

Blue Rider made a bridge loan to the political and historical drama GOSPEL HILL, co-written, directed by and starring Giancarlo Esposito. Its cast includes Danny Glover, Adam Baldwin, Julia Stiles, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett and Nia Long.

To date, it has nine film festival awards: the 2008 Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival's Best Film Award, the Producers' Award at the 2008 Santa Fe Film Festival, the Soul of Southern Film Award at the Memphis Indie Film Festival, the Directors's Choice Award at the 2009 Sedona International Film Festival, the Ovation Award of the Cine Noir Black Film Festival, the Outstanding International Feature Award at Toronto's ReelWorld Film Festival, the Nashville Film Festival's Rosetta Miller-Perry Award, Best Feature at the Texas Black Film Festival, Best Film at the Albuquerque Film Festival and the Chole Lifetime Achievement Award at the Delray Beach Festival. It has also screened at the 2008 European Film Market, The Woodstock Film Festival, the Oxford Film Festival and the Vail Film Festival. In 2009 it debuted on U.S. and Australian DVD.

In August 2009 it debuted on the U.S. cable's The Movie Channel. On August 21 it screened at the African Diaspora Film Festival at New York City's Riverside Church, and a week later it opened at NYC's Quad Cinemas.

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