In the best G:TB tradition, I've procrastinated substantially and found myself inextricably bound up in morass of actual work-related responsibilities. As a result, my intended topic this morning gets short shrift. Which is a shame, because it's an actual topic, as opposed to our usual filler. Herewith, a placeholder until the real thing comes tomorrow.
Kris Belman's film, More Than a Game, opens in select theatres nationwide today. The documentary chronicles the high school basketball careers of five kids from Akron, OH, including one who would become the greatest player in the world. Call it instinct, call it timing, or use Belman's own description and call it dumb luck, the first-time filmmaker turned a 10-minute school project assignment into a meditation on friendship and fatherhood. Basketball's a useful metaphor in the movie, but it's a means to an end, both in the film and in the lives of the vividly drawn characters.
Real MTAG review to come later, but we've already tipped our hand. It's a must-see for G:TB's readership.