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Thursday, May 01, 2008


Hennegan Brothers Announce DVD Availability of


Documentary filmmakers John and Brad Hennegan announced today that DVD copies of their film "The First Saturday in May," which made its debut April 18th in approximately 20 cities around the country and is still showing in some markets, are now available for purchase on their website

The cost is $19.95, plus shipping and handling.

The award-winning film, produced by the Hennegan Brothers and distributed in association with Churchill Downs Inc., profiles six trainers as they try to make their way to the 2006 Kentucky Derby. Barbaro and Michael Matz are among those profiled.

"From the time we first screened the film, there has been immense interest in the DVD and we're glad we can now provide it," said John Hennegan. "We know there are people who saw the film in a theater and want to own a copy as well as people who didn't get to see it in a theater and are looking forward to seeing it for the first time."

The Hennegan Brothers have pledged a percentage of box office receipts, as well as a portion of revenues from DVD sales, to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the nation's leading source of private funding for equine research.

The movie is still playing in Cleveland and Lexington and is scheduled to open today in Durango, Colo., and tomorrow in Baltimore, Md., Columbus, Ohio, Denver, Colo., Seattle, Wash., and Tulsa, Okla. It is also returning to the E Street Cinema in Washington, D.C., starting Sunday, May 4.

Additional information about the film, including an updated list of all show times, is available at

Additional information about Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is available at

Contact: John Hennegan
(646) 436-7789