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SHOWING 169 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'SPORTS'

AMAZING ADVENTURES OF WALLY AND THE WORM

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Colin Hanks
  • Country: USA
When Dennis Rodman hurts his knee with four weeks to go in the Chicago Bulls '96-'97 NBA championship season, young assistant trainer Wally Blasé is assigned to oversee his rehab, and the two forge a close friendship over 10 wild days of fast living recounted by director Colin Hanks through animation and first-person confessions. |Read More
Sports, Documentary, Animation

AT THE HEART OF GOLD

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Erin Lee Carr
  • Country: USA
In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr’s unflinching documentary unpacks the scandal, its coverup, and aftermath, while giving voice to the survivors. |Read More
Documentary, Sports

BAD GONES

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Stéphane Demoustier and Stéphane Demoustier
  • Country: France
When a man brings his eight-year-old son to a soccer game and the ticket price is higher than he expected, he is desperate not to disappoint the boy in Bad Gones.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. |Read More
Sports

BALL DON'T LIE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Brin Hill
  • Country: USA
An urban coming-of-age story that follows Sticky, a talented streetballer (Grayson Boucher) who overcomes his troubled past through his passion for the game. Based on the popular novel, Ball Don't Lie features Ludacris, Rosanna Arquette, and Nick Cannon. |Read More
Drama, Sports

BASEBALL IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 27 minutes
  • Directed By: Bryn Mooser, David Darg, and Bryn Mooser
  • Country: Haiti
As the cholera epidemic rages in Haiti and the UN denies responsibility for introducing the disease despite mounting evidence, witness the stories of a young baseball player named Joseph, and a Haitian lawyer fighting for victim compensation in Baseball in the Time of Cholera.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Help Wanted program. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Maclain Way and Chapman Way
  • Country: USA
Bing Russell is best known for his role as Deputy Clem on Bonanza, but he left Hollywood in 1973 to pursue his first love: baseball. Creating the independent Portland Mavericks, his ragtag roster of players that major franchises rejected were baseball’s biggest joke. Then they shattered expectations and turned Major League Baseball on its heels in an unheralded story of spirit and rebellion. |Read More
Sports, Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), TFI Supported, First Time Filmmaker

BENJI

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Coodie, Chike, Coodie, and Chike
  • Country: USA
In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a sweet-natured youngster from the city's fabled South Side, and America's top high school basketball prospect. His senseless murder on the day before his senior season devastated the city of Chicago and sent ripples of anguish nationwide. A stirring portrait of a phenom admired both on the court and off, Benji tells the story of a legend who might've been. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BEST ONLINE FEATURE AWARD WINNER

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Country: USA, (none)
Achieving greatness in high school wrestling requires a level of devotion unmatched perhaps by any other sport. That greatness has become a yearly expectation at Lake Stevens High, winner of seven Washington state championships in the past 10 years. Narrated by Lake Stevens wrestling alum Chris Pratt (Moneyball), this riveting documentary follows the team over the course of a season as they fight through injuries and academic issues to maintain their school's legacy. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Country: USA
Entertaining and informative, Bigger goes beyond examining the truth about anabolic steroids and the athletes--professional and amateur--who use them. Focusing on his own family's personal history, Bell looks at why Americans feel the need to be the biggest, strongest, and fastest. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BIG SHOT

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: Kevin Connolly
  • Country: USA
In 1996, John Spano, a previously unknown Dallas business mogul, bought the New York Islanders for a franchise-saving $165 million. The future looked bright for the once-legendary team. Then Spano took his seat in the front office. Entourage’s Kevin Connolly takes us behind the scenes of the biggest fraud in hockey history, as Spano’s wealth is revealed to be a lie and his rise to power a brilliantly concocted scheme. |Read More
Crime, Sports, Documentary

BIRTH OF BIG AIR

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 52 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeff Tremaine and Jeff Tremaine
  • Country: USA
In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur. By 16, he had soared to the top of the sport. Throughout his prodigious career, Hoffman has ignored conventional limitations, instead focusing his efforts on the purity of the sport and the pursuit of "what's next." Academy Award® nominee Spike Jonze and extreme sport fanatic Johnny Knoxville, along with director Jeff Tremaine, showcase the inner workings and exploits of the man who gave birth to "Big Air." |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BLUE BLOOD

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Stevan Riley
  • Country: U.K.
Boxing films are hit with a fierce uppercut in this clever, genre-tweaking documentary about the training regimen and sparring contests of Oxford University students who step out of the ivory tower and into the boxing ring to settle matters with their Cambridge rivals. In underlining the freedom to not care about failing, or about what other people think, Blue Blood paints a winning portrait of the spirit of the underdog. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BOYS OF SUMMER

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Country: USA
On a tiny Caribbean island with an incredible baseball legacy, a scrappy band of boys and their determined coach dream of winning the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Having previously defeated such baseball powerhouses as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to go to the World Series in the last seven consecutive years, the boys hope they can pull it together to go for an eighth shot at the championship. |Read More
Sports, Documentary