"D'artagnan is the Champion" is an independent comedy documentary made in and around Atlanta. It follows rescue horse D'artagnon from his roots in the inner city of Atlanta to his current status as a fancy show horse living at a kid's equestrian camp on the outskirts of town.
Bumbling first time director Missy Palmer (along with friends Lynn and Leah of Ellenwood Equestrian) travel around town interviewing all of the characters who claim to have had a hand in D'artagnan's upbringing. This tall tail includes a bundle of local characters—downtown Atlanta buggy drivers, renowned black cowboys, a prize winning bull fighter, Amish horse Shorty Pimp, and an overweight pig named Princess.
Palmer has also produced several other features by Atlanta filmmakers, including "Great World of Sound" by Craig Zobel and this year's ATLFF hit "The Unwanted" by Bret Wood. Her second career is playing the role of Marzipan in the web toon "Homestarrunner."
Come support local filmmaking and ATLFF alumni at the premiere of "D'artagnon is the Champion" this Sunday May 18th, at 4:00 PM at The Plaza Theater! A pre-party with the cowboys, horses, cast and crew takes place at Magick Lantern (750 Ralph McGill Blvd.) beginning at 2:00 PM. The Athens Cowboy Choir will do a brief performance at The Plaza before the film starts. Admission is free!