Free Hot Docs Supporters Screening; Handle with Care: The Legend of the Notic Streetball Crew

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Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, May 10 7:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:86
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiiere
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jeremy Shaulin-Rioux
Kirk Thomas

Description

Hot Docs pays it forward to our supporters with one of the hottest new docs of the Festival!

Streetball is as much about attitude and self-expression as it is about dropping buckets. During an NBA-sponsored outdoor tournament in 2001, an exceptional group of racially diverse teens from Vancouver's suburbs caught a lot of attention with their individual skills and undeniable swagger. Their approach to the game set them at odds with coaches and rigid team structures. For those who didn't witness their abilities in person, VHS mixtapes circulated, bringing them global attention in the early aughts. Two decades later, the two white teens who shot and distributed those original cassettes get the crew back together and take a hard look at the issues of race, trauma and rejection that set the group against the status quo. Archival footage of their jaw-dropping moves is as impressive as ever, but it's the contemporary look back at the power dynamics, prejudice and outsider perspective that really provide unflinching honesty and openness, giving the Notic crew the props they deserve. Alexander Rogalski

Stick around for a special discussion after the film!

7:00 PM: Doors open
7:30 PM: Screening

Tickets: Free (A maximum of two per person, must have promo code to access)

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