Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chasing Sarasota in DC

Documentary: Chasing Sarasota

Info: Chasing Sarasota is the story of Portland Rhino's 2011 Ultimate frisbee season: rebuilding, reloading and fighting for redemption. Live the full experience as Portland, Oregon's elite men's Ultimate team competes against the best teams in the world, in the nation's hardest region. Rhino learns that battling the best also means battling yourself. Team depleting injuries, strategic breakdowns, player disqualifications and the demons of last year's collapse jeopardize their ambitions to play on Ultimate's biggest stage: Club Nationals in Sarasota, Florida.

When: Thursday, Sept 13 @ 7pm

Where: Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse*, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
*Patrons 21 and older, or those accompanied by a parent, are permitted to enter before 9PM.
Price: $9

1 comment:

-Roger said...

Chasing Sarasota is much stronger when it tells the story of team dynamics (injuries, chemistry, rivalry, rostering, tournaments). There’s plenty of inherent drama bcs the sports story is already compelling.

The off-field story seemed forced, and mostly irrelevant. One of the main characters, Rio, offers earnest one-liners which were laughed at by the audience. Could they relate, or does it seem silly when talking about an obscure sport that is treated like a hobby?

The best part about this documentary is the game footage. Awesome sports competition is great to see – Ultimate, or otherwise. For a first of its kind film, the film is a very good recap for team athletics, but falls short as a documentary.

While the audience seemed to enjoy the doc, others looked eager for it to end so they could get outside & throw a disc.