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High Flying Bird

USA, English, 90 mins

  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Writer: Tarell Alvin McCraney
  • Producer: Joseph Malloch

CGiii Comment

Dialogue-laden dreariness...

To be fair, we only watched this because of Zachary Quinto...he's in two short scenes!

The rest...well, it's about money and basketball...with very little of either! How can you make a film about basketball without any basketball!?!

Prior knowledge of the NBA and how [and why] parasitical sports agents ply their trade...is advisable. Or, you will be bored silly...unless you are absolutely fanatical about not watching basketball!

Shot on an iPhone...and, it really does look rather striking. The only [real] question that this film asks is: Why aren't more films shot on this relatively cheap device? Especially when this is the result!


The(ir) Blurb...

During an NBA lockout, a sports agent, Dean, presents his rookie client, Erick Scott, with an intriguing and controversial business opportunity.

Cast & Characters

André Holland as Ray Burke
Melvin Gregg as Erick Scott
Eddie Tavares as Waiter
Farah Bala as Manager Sal
Skip Bayless
Shannon Sharpe
Joy Taylor
Zazie Beetz as Sam
Bill Duke as Spence
Zachary Quinto as David Starr
Caleb McLaughlin as Darius
Bobbi A Bordley as Freddy
Sonja Sohn as Myra
Kyle MacLachlan as David Seton
Jeryl Prescott as Emera Umber

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