More Than A Game Screens TonightJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009
Curated by Flux, the highly successful film series has featured premieres and advance screenings of some of the most-talked about films including Carlos CuarĂłn’s Rudo y Cursi, George Tillman Jr’s Notorious, Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla and Justice documentary A Cross The Universe, and celebrated guests have included Michel Gondry, Thomas Campbell, Seth Rogen, Patricia Arquette, Elijah Wood, Spike Jonze, Wayne Coyne, Busy P and Shirley Manson. Always free with invitation, 2009 shines with monthly screenings of Cinema Tuesdays at The MontalbĂˇn, Nike Sportswear’s unique retail and special events theatre in Hollywood.
Join in for an advance screening of More Than A Game, the highly-anticipated new basketball documentary by filmmaker Kristopher Belman. Released by LIONSGATE, More Than A Game follows LeBron James and the Fab Five from their Akron, Ohio roots to NBA superstardom.
Power 106 personality Jeff Garcia will MC an exclusive rooftop basketball challenge featuring local Los Angeles youth, and the evening will include Nike Sportswear gift bags and refreshments. Following the rooftop event, experience the excitement, action and all-star entertainment on the big screen as The MontalbĂˇn transforms into the official court of “King James”, complete with a post-screening Q&A with director Kristopher Belman and producer Harvey Mason Jr. All members of the press are invited to cover this special event at The MontalbĂˇn.
About More Than A Game
Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in this remarkable true-life coming of age story about uncommon friendship in the face all too common adversities. Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player’s father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the “Fab Five’s” improbable seven-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship. Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested—both on and off the court—as James’ exploding worldwide celebrity threatens to destroy everything they’ve set out to achieve together. More Than A Game combines a series of unforgettable one-on-one interviews with rare news footage, never-before-seen home videos and personal family photographs to bring this heart-warming and wholly American story to life. More Than A Game will be released in theaters on October 2, 2009 by LIONSGATE.
Los Angeles Advance Screening Tuesday, September 29, 2009
5:30PM: Exclusive Rooftop Basketball Challenge with Power 106’s Jeff Garcia
7PM: Screening + Q&A with the filmmakers