Gold Balls

Documentary | USA | 89 min


Manhasset Cinemas Sat, Nov 12, 2016 5:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Documentary
Films w/ Q&A
Release Year:2016
Running Time:89 minutes
Premiere Status:New York Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Ron Tonidandel
John Powless
George McCabe
Bob Sherman
Marcus Freeman
Director:Kate Keckler Dandel
Executive Producer:Kate Keckler Dandel
Production Company:Scout Hill Productions
Screenwriter:Kate Keckler Dandel
Cinematography:Andres Garreton
Nathan M. Miller
Editing By:Amy Enser
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Date Search:November 12, 2016
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Kate Dandel's quirky and charming feature-length documentary debut inspires the average athlete in all of us while offering unique insight into the lives of several elite tennis athletes—who just happen to be over age 80. Over the course of one championship season, the film follows several players competing for the ‘gold ball’ trophy awarded to National Champions in tennis. Characters include a former Big 10- basketball coach, a retired litigator, an aging comedian, and the founder of "Black Tennis Magazine." As we witness the routines of these creaky warriors, we are reminded that sometimes just getting to the courts is half the battle. But after the first serve, we forget that most of these competitors retired from their careers 30 years prior and we realize they're driven by the same motivations and concerns as athletes a quarter of their age. A film to inspire viewers of every age to reset what we think about ‘old age’ and whom we consider champions.

Q&A following the film with Tennis players Patricia Molloy, & Leslie Wecksler

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