Fast Break: The Legendary John McClendon
2016, Kevin Willmott, USA, 57 min.
- Sun, Aug 20th 3:00pm
Director Willmott, who dramatized Wilt Chamberlain's first year at KU in JAYHAWKERS (BHFF, 2014), returns to the hoops with this documentary tribute to "Coach Mac," who has been called the father of modern-day basketball. His innovations such as the fast break and the full-court press revolutionized the game. McClendon was also a pioneer in desegregating the sport, including the legendary 1944 "Secret Game" in which a black team played a white team for the first time. ProRes digital. (MR)
Sunday, August 20: Associate producer Milton Katz of FAST BREAK is scheduled to appear for audience discussion moderated by ABC 7 Chicago's Jim Rose.
Preceded by the short film
2016, Xavier Bergin, USA, 15 min.
A high school basketball star's bright prospects are dimmed by the envy of his embittered father. (MR)