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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'SPORTS'
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LIKE WATER

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Pablo Croce
  • Country: USA
In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter Anderson Silva as he prepares to crown his four-year unbeaten streak as king of the sport with a record 12th straight win in the UFC. With intimate access to Silva and his intense training, the surprising and inspiring man behind one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time emerges. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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LOST SON OF HAVANA

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Jonathan Hock
  • Country: USA
Luis Tiant never anticipated spending a half-century in exile from Cuba. Torn between his career and his homeland, he went on to become one of baseball's top pitchers, heating up the mound for (among others) the Red Sox and Yankees. Director Jonathan Hock follows Tiant on his return to Cuba for the first time, capturing an inspiring and profound portrait of one of game's greatest heroes. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Directed By: Robertino Zambrano and Melissa Johnson
  • Country: USA and Australia
A story about the hilarious and awkward misadventures of a 6’4’’ tall woman who is a star on the basketball court but struggles to find true love. This animated “tall short” about embracing difference is certain to disarm and delight.

Screening in Shorts Program: Moral Fibers | Read More
Female Director(s), Comedy, Sports, Animation, Romantic Comedy, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
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LOVE THE BEAST

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Eric Bana
  • Country: Australia
Eric Bana's directorial debut is a love story. The object of the actor's affection? A Ford XB Falcon Coupe, his "beast," the car he's had since he was 15. Tracing Bana's lifelong obsession with cars to his participation in the ultimate auto race—the five-day Targa Tasmania—this impassioned doc is fueled by family, friendship, and an insatiable lust for life. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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MARADONA '86

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Blair
  • Country: U.K.
In the 1986 World Cup, Argentinian soccer legend Maradona took possession of the international stage in Mexico as he wrote an indelible history with his feet and, of course, with a hand from God. Delivered with passion and intelligence, Maradona ‘86 is a fascinating and operatic portrait of Maradona, revealing his inner complexity and contradictions while basking in the joy and passion of his performance on the pitch as he wrote his name on soccer history forever. | Read More
Sports
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MARATHON BOY

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Gemma Atwal
  • Country: USA, U.K., India
Gemma Atwal's fascinating and dynamic epic follows Budhia, a four-year-old boy plucked from the slums of India and trained as a marathon prodigy by Biranchi Das, a larger-than-life judo coach who runs an orphanage in the eastern state of Orissa. But over the next five years and dozens of marathons, Budhia's roller-coaster journey turns from an uplifting story of promise and opportunity to one of greed, corruption, and broken dreams. | Read More
Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary
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MARAVILLA

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Juan Pablo Cadaveira
  • Country: Argentina
A true underdog story, Maravilla follows Argentinian boxer Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez as he sets out to reclaim the title of middleweight champion. Focusing on the rise of Martinez from penniless amateur to world champion and sporting celebrity, director Juan Pablo Cadaveira offers a fascinating glimpse into today’s boxing landscape, revealing the politics of the sporting profession that often places entertainment value over the sport itself. | Read More
Sports, Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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MATTER OF SIZE

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Erez Tadmor and Sharon Maymon
  • Country: Israel
In this touching, lighthearted comedy, an overweight, underemployed chef and three close friends abandon their weight-loss group to pursue an activity for which girth is a virtue: sumo wrestling. While training, they discover the soul of sumo, realizing that—fat or thin—love and success will only come from being true to themselves. | Read More
Drama, Comedy, Sports
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MCCONKEY

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 109 minutes
  • Directed By: Steve Winter, Murray Wais, Scott Gaffney, David Zieff, and Rob Bruce
  • Country: USA
An all-star roster of sports movie-making talent directs this heartfelt biography of extreme ski trailblazer Shane McConkey, once described as “the most influential skier ever.” McConkey covers forty years and countless high places to track Shane’s conversion from downhill racer to freeskiing marvel to pioneer of a hair-raising new discipline—ski BASE jumping—giving new meaning to the question, how do you live your life to the fullest? | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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