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Fresh Docs - Senior Night
Fri, April 28, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of David Mayer's Senior Night, a short film retelling the final basketball game of a graduating high school senior, Anthony Peak. Juxtaposing his nostalgia and bitter-sweet emotions with rich moments from the game, Senior Night captures the poignant ending of a beloved sport. As Anthony expresses his memory of basketball in real-time, his reflection achieves dreaminess and sometimes even poetry—a near antithesis of typical sports coverage. Concerned more with the highs and lows of players’ emotions than the actual events of the game, Senior Night is a wishful celebration of the final moments of a sports career.
The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker will be held, during which the audience provides valuable feedback.