Following the award-winning premiere at Cleveland International Film Festival, the documentary From The Hood To The Holler directed by Pat McGee will make its New York premiere at the 2022 Brooklyn Film Festival. From The Hood To The Holler won 5 awards including Audience Choice at 2022 Cleveland International Film Festival.
The documentary follows Charles Booker as he attempts one of the biggest upsets in political history by challenging establishment-backed candidate Amy McGrath in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell.
From The Hood To The Holler follows Booker’s campaign across Kentucky, from the most urban to the most rural settings, with Booker and his team rewriting the campaign playbook. Instead of exploiting divisions, they lean into the idea that average Kentuckians have common bonds, united by their shared day-to-day fight to survive. Booker works to represent Kentuckians, both Black and White, who feel entirely left out of the political process.
His message is simple: Whether you are from the city “hood” — like Booker — or the Appalachian “holler,” you are not invisible.
Watch the teaser trailer for From The Hood To The Holler.