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The Sporting Life

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  • Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

    Directed by Kevin Rafferty • Documentary • With Vic Gatto, Brian Dowling , Tommy Lee Jones
    • 2008 • 105 minutes

    An incredible true story that unfolds like "a ripping good yarn... with an uproarious, impossible Hollywood ending" (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com), Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is filmmaker...

  • Althea

    Directed by Rex Miller • Documentary • 2014 • 83 minutes

    Althea Gibson broke records on and off the tennis court. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. A sharecropper's daughter, Gibson's family migr...

  • King of the Hill

    Directed by William Canning, Donald Brittain • Documentary • 1974 • 56 minutes

    Spring 1972. The Chicago Cubs are poised to win the National League's Pennant race, lead by their star pitcher, a Black Canadian named Ferguson Jenkins, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. Out of ...

  • The Big Game

    Directed by E. J. Vaughn • Documentary • 1982 • 60 minutes

    Part of the acclaimed Middletown series.

    As Muncie Central and Anderson High prepare to meet for the annual basketball game, a game charged with the spirit of long-established rivalry, THE BIG GAME examines what this competition, and th...

  • The Basketball Game

    Directed by Hart Snider • Animation • 2011 • 5 minutes

    In 1983, nine-year-old Hart attends Jewish summer camp for the first time, while in a nearby Alberta town a social studies teacher makes headlines after it's discovered he's been teaching anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. In the aftermath,...

  • Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams

    Directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki • Documentary • 2019 • 94 minutes

    Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the 100th annual Koshien, Japan's wildly popular national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include U.S. baseball star Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. But...

  • Gunnin' for that #1 Spot

    Directed by Adam Yauch • Documentary • 2008 • 97 minutes

    On the corner of 155th Street and Frederick Douglas Boulevard in Harlem, New York, lies Rucker Park. By appearances, the green concrete pavement, anchored on either end by its run down slab bleachers, is no different than any other basketb...

  • The Workers Cup

    Directed by Adam Sobel • Documentary • With n/a • 2018 • 92 minutes

    "The Workers Cup" is set inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the World Cup is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. The film follows a team of laborers living a real-life version of fantasy football. By day...

  • In the Game

    Directed by Maria Finitzo • Documentary • With None listed on IMDB • 2015 • 78 minutes

    IN THE GAME is a documentary film directed by Peabody award-winner Maria Finitzo (Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, 5 Girls) that follows the ups and downs of a girls’ soccer team to reveal the very...

  • Hopefuls

    Directed by Ives Rosenfeld • Drama • With Ariclenes Barroso, Sérgio Malheiros • 2015 • 74 minutes

    “Hopefuls” tells the story of Junior, a young player for Bacaxa A.C, an amateur football team from the city of Saquarema, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. He has to deal with the unexpected pre...

  • Northern Light

    Directed by Nick Bentgen and Lisa Kjerulff • Documentary • 2013 • 105 minutes

    Set against the backdrop of a town's annual snowmobile race, NORTHERN LIGHT explores the working class experience in a series of captivating personal stories of recession-era America. The lives of three families change...

  • Winning Girl

    Directed by Kimberlee Bassford • Documentary • 2014 • 68 minutes

    From award-winning Hawaiian filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford (PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY) comes WINNING GIRL, an inspirational film that follows the four-year journey of Teshya Alo, a part-Polynesian, teenage judo and wrestling ...