The Derby

The Derby
Directed by Remington Smith

Sunday, April 28, 3 and 4 pm


Following people of various classes, ethnicity, and access during the Kentucky Derby weekend via on-location interviews, The Derby explores the unseen sides of Kentucky’s biggest sporting event.

From an anonymous reveler on Millionaire’s Row to Guatemalan equine workers supporting their relatives, the film offers a thoughtful and engaging peek beyond the mint juleps and fancy hats and into the heart of the fastest two minutes in sports.

Director Remington Smith, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Louisville, incorporates footage shot at the 2013, 2016, and 2018 Derby events. Complimenting the film is a score by local composer Scott Carney, the creative force behind the art rock band, Wax Fang.  2018, U.S., DCP, 15 minutes.  Recommended for 13+.

Each screening is followed by a post-screening discussion with director local Remington Smith.