Sunday, April 29, 2007

April 29 UPDATE: the Federation of Black Cowboys

Dear LHAAFF friends,

The screening of the inspiring documentary THE FEDERATION OF BLACK COWBOYS , directed by Eric Martz, will go ahead as planned with a start time of 4:00 PM. Unfortunately, we were notified late yesterday that the Northwest Black Horsemen will not attend.

We had originally hoped that they would join us to enjoy the film and exhibit bullwhip and lasso tricks, but unfortunately, this is not possible .

However, please do join us for the screening of a wonderful film and the BBQ lunch and dessert, catered by Seattle's own Jones Barbeque, following the film. Your $10 entry ticket includes the movie and food.

Our sincere thanks to everyone for your support.

East New York, Brooklyn - the city’s most notorious gangland has more than its fair share of the bad and the ugly. On this urban frontier, the good guys are The Federation of Black Cowboys. Seven days a week these modern-day wranglers can be found at the Cedar Lane Stables, fulfilling their mission to pass down the legacy of the black cowboys to inner city youth. The documentary leads us to a world on the other side of the fence where respect for life is taught through horsemanship. The stories of these cowboys - ranging from 16-year-old Mikey, whose delinquent life has been transformed through his discovery of the stables, to 90-year-old Ben, a former rodeo champion who rode with Will Rogers - reveal how the code of the West flourishes in a tough Eastern urban environment.