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Showing posts with label Sport. Show all posts

Sep 15, 2019

Saved for a Reason (2016)


On February 14, 2015, the King's High School (Shoreline, WA) boys basketball team was on its way back to campus with a district championship victory in hand and their sights set on the upcoming state tournament. That night disaster struck, threatening to derail the Knights' quest to avenge heartbreaking state championship game losses in 2013 and 2014. But King's players, coaches and the greater school community quickly found themselves intertwined in an inspiring tale about much more than a game. 'Saved for a Reason' tells this unforgettable story through the lens of the King's players and coaches. A trio of talented filmmakers collaborated on the 62-minute film, along with contributions from 29 King's students ranging from elementary to high school.

Sep 13, 2019

City Slickers Can't Stay with Me: The Coach Bob Larsen Story (2015)


Legendary UCLA and Olympic running coach, Bob Larsen, remains a key factor in the resurgence of American distance running on the international stage. City Slickers Can't Stay With Me chronicles Larsen's collaboration with 4-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi, the world-class distance runner with a unique American success story. The film culminates with Meb's electrifying win at the 2014 Boston Marathon.

100 Miles to 40 (2010)


An old gold miner's path over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just a pair of running shoes. What will you do for your next birthday?

Sep 12, 2019

The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (2018)


Simone Biles, Olympic athlete and an inspiration. Simone pursues her dream of becoming an elite gymnast, giving up parties, high school football games and senior prom along the way. She overcame many obstacles and tribulations to pursue her dream of becoming an Olympic champion.

GIRL UNBOUND: The War to Be Her (2016)


In Waziristan, "one of the most dangerous places on earth", Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban - disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports openly. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family forcing Maria to leave her home and country. Maria undeterred decides to return home, standing in the face of danger, to play the sport she loves.

Sep 10, 2019

We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding (2013)


A compelling, dramatic and cinematic journey into snowboarding's unique history and the wider cultural forces that shaped it. We Ride is a story that has been begging to be told for a long time. Telling the story in a fresh and innovative way, We Ride's form and style is as dynamic as its content. Interweaving insightful interviews with stunning never before seen footage and captivating cultural archive material, the beautifully structured sequences create a rich canvas of culture, rebellion and snowboarding triumph. We Ride will leave views enthralled, informed and ultimately, inspired.

Resurface (2017)


After years of nightmares, depression, and seizures, Iraq war veteran Bobby Lane could see no way out of his trauma other than suicide. Then he met Van Curaza, a former big wave surfer who since founded Operation Surf and dedicated his life to helping veterans find solace in surfing. Backed by a growing body of research demonstrating the healing power of the ocean on the mind and body, organizations such as Operation Surf and the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation are using surfing to help veterans cope with physical and mental trauma.

Sep 8, 2019

Waiting for Lightning (2012)


A documentary on pro skateboarder Danny Way's tough childhood and his contributions to the sport, including footage of his jump over the Great Wall of China.

The Rivalry: Red v Blue (2013)


Filmmaker Rory Owen Delaney examines the college basketball rivalry between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.


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