Gospel Hill

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Gospel Hill
DVD cover
Directed byGiancarlo Esposito
Produced byFreddy Braidy
Giancarlo Esposito
B. Billie Greif
Emerson Machtus
Cerise Hallam
Scott M. Rosenfelt
Written byJeff Stacy
Jeffrey Pratt Gordon
StarringDanny Glover
Angela Bassett
Julia Stiles
Adam Baldwin
Release date
  • October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03) (Woodstock Film Festival)
CountryUnited States

Gospel Hill is a 2008 film directed and produced by Giancarlo Esposito, who also stars in the film. The film was released on February 10, 2009 on DVD in the United States after being at numerous film festivals.


Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist Paul Malcolm (Samuel L. Jackson). Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the white former sheriff who never officially solved the murder. Their paths begin to cross when a development corporation comes to town with plans to raze Julia's historic African-American community of Gospel Hill, now fallen into disrepair, to build a golf course. John Malcolm's wife Sarah (Angela Bassett), a schoolteacher, seems alone in her opposition to the project, which is being endorsed by Gospel Hill's prominent African-American physician, Dr. Palmer (Esposito). Meanwhile, a young white teacher (Julia Stiles) comes to town and falls for a handsome young landscaper (Taylor Kitsch), whose business is booming thanks to Dr. Palmer's patronage.



  1. ^ Casey, Eileen (October 16, 2008). "The HIFF Premieres "Gospel Hill" Directed By Giancarlo Esposito". Hamptons.com. Retrieved 2014-03-12.

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