CHASING THE HILL
Presented with: National Wildlife Federation
Venue: Letelier Theater
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Richard Schiff presents CHASING THE HILL (USA, 2012, 90 min.)
This special screening will feature an exclusive edit of the show with never before seen footage.
VIP Ticket-Holder Reception to follow screening with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Emmy-winner Richard Schiff, actors Melissa Fitzgerald & Corinne Becker and show creator Brent Roske.
A live special acoustic performance by JAYMAY – composer of ‘Climb Up The Ladder’ (theme song of Chasing The Hill) precedes the screening.
Executive Producers: Richard Schiff & Brent Roske
The political drama Chasing The Hill follows a California Congresswoman (Emmy-nominee Robin Weigert – "Calamity Jane" from Deadwood) as she struggles for re-election. The challenger in the race is Samantha Clemmons (played by Melissa Fitzgerald), an ambitious green energy millionaire. Interspersing real politicians such Gov. Gray Davis, Gov, Ed Rendell, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Terry McAuliffe with cameos by Lawrence O’Donnell, ABC’s Rick Klein and others, the series follows the strategies, highs and pitfalls of running for and holding on to elected office. Executive produced by Emmy-winner Richard Schiff ("Toby" from The West Wing) and created by Brent Roske, the series strives to create bridges between political parties, focusing on the human cost of a life in politics. Portions of the series were filmed at the Democratic Convention and the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, with many DC politicos and journalists doing cameos.
Hosted by newly elected Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Discussion with actor and filmmaker Richard Schiff, star Melissa Fitzgerald (cast member, formerly of The West Wing), actress Corinne Becker and series creator Brent Roske.
The Hill writes that Chasing The Hill has achieved a "cult-like status" with NPR adding "maybe Chasing The Hill will inspire the next generation into politics who prefer to watch TV on their laptops."