On September 15, 2020, Ocean Avenue Entertainment and Director/Producer Will Fraser will release the much anticipated documentary COWBOY AND PREACHER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TRI ROBINSON.
Not only will the film be available on DVD and VOD on all major platforms, Director Fraser and film subject Pastor Tri Robinson will also participate in a special live online event the day of release. This virtual round-table discussion will also feature prominent leaders in Conservative Christianity as well as Environmental and Creation Care communities, and allow viewers to participate in a Q&A.
COWBOY AND PREACHER shares the life of Tri Robinson, an evangelical pastor in Idaho who is also a life-long environmentalist. Tri has battled throughout his life to try to get many people of faith to realize that being a conservative Christian and an environmentalist are not mutually exclusive. Most environmental films seem to be framed for a liberal audience - i.e. they preach to the converted.
COWBOY AND PREACHER aims at unconverted, Christians who may not take creation-care seriously. The film also offers liberals and non-Christians a fascinating portrayal of conservative evangelical life, values, and mindset. In an election year during a pandemic, the film is exceptionally timely. Not only is the destruction of the environment one of the most important issue facings all people, but many American politicians and voters seem to be in denial about it. In the film we see Tri's efforts to create a green conservative church and unite this idea with his life as a rancher, all while developing a Christian system of ideas that unites environmentalism with moral development and action.
ABOUT PASTOR TRI ROBINSON
Tri Robinson communicates with a passion that embraces his diverse life experiences as the backdrop for the greater purpose to see the world changed for the better. At the very core of this cause is reformation on many fronts - a deep, authentic walk with God, innovative education, ethical godly leadership, and living a sustainable lifestyle that leaves a positive impact on the environment. Driven by a strong faith and passion for the Kingdom of God, Tri has given the greater part of his adult life to Christian leadership. After a profound life-changing experience in 1980 while working among the Karen Hill Tribe people on the border of Burma and Thailand, he and his wife Nancy made the decision that Tri would leave public education and enter fulltime ministry. They served for eight years as associate pastors for the Desert Vineyard in Lancaster, California. In 1989, they moved to Idaho to establish and build the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Boise. Over the next 25 years Vineyard Boise grew into a strong outreaching church with a membership of about 3000 people. They have developed a 25-acre campus of facilities which serves the community around them as well as the world's poor. www.trirobinson.org.
ABOUT WILL FRASER
Will Fraser is an award winning documentary filmmaker. He was educated at three contrasting universities - Dalhousie in Canada, Cambridge in the UK, and the University of Mississippi in the USA. He is a musician, writer and filmmaker, fired by the will to make change through filmmaking. He has won numerous awards for his documentaries that make classical music fascinating and accessible (BBC Music Magazine "best DVD" twice, and the Deutschenschallplattenkritikpreis three times). These music films include Martinikerk Rondeau, The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll and Maximum Reger. He is fascinated by America and has made three films about the country so far - Soul Searching for the Blues, Once Upon a Time in Knoxville and Cowboy and Preacher: The Life and Times of Tri Robinson. Outwardly he is mild mannered, but he loves the burning film sense of directors like Sam Peckinpah, Akira Kurosawa, and Robert Bresson. www.fuguestatefilms.co.uk