Join us Monday, November 23 at 8pm CST for a Facebook Live Q&A for PIGEON KINGS with director Milena Pastreich, "Birdman" Keith London, and "Birdman" Darrian “Choo Choo” Hogg.
This fascinating chronicle takes us through the backyards of South Central Los Angeles, where a close-knit group of African American men devote themselves to the hobby of breeding, training, and racing a unique breed of tumbling pigeon. Keith London, a former champion, guides us through this world. His masterwork is his family of birds, a result of decades of quiet patience, determination, and desperation. Keith becomes mentor to big- hearted Choo Choo. Having recently received the “loser award,” a gift of shame from fellow birdmen, Choo Choo is intent on improving his pigeon game. The pigeons provide our heroes with a community and a sense of hope; as long as they have their birds, nothing will stop them. (Description courtesy of the director)