Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story


Scotiabank Theatre 3 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 5:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Mon, Apr 29, 2019 10:15 AM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, May 5, 2019 10:30 AM
OC, Live captioned Q&A
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Black Cultures & Issues
Mental Health & Addiction
Sports & Recreation
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Johnny Sweet
Producer(s):Colleen Dominguez
Omar Michaud
Johnny Sweet
Editor(s):Jason Sanchez
Pier De Sanctis
Writer(s):Tom Friend
Cinematography:Jonathan Belinski
Bryan Brousseau
Mark James
Danny Hardy


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Coming out of New York's infamous Queensbridge projects, Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace) was a highly touted basketball prospect who eventually became an NBA All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year. On November 19, 2004, his life turned upside down. During a game in Michigan, Artest retaliated against a disruptive fan, charging into the seats and instigating one of the most violent incidents in American sports history. Featuring appearances from former teammates Lamar Odom, Jermaine O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, and a candid sit-down interview with Metta himself, Quiet Storm is not your typical celebrity rise-and-fall story. It plunges beneath the surface to examine an athlete ready and willing to come to terms with his reality, battle his demons and become a driving force for advocacy in an era where male athletes are just now engaging in discussions about mental health. Ravi Srinivasan

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  • NOW - 3 Stars, "A compelling and often chaotic portrait."