HIGH FLYING BIRD
"On a basketball court, 'give me the rock' means 'pass the ball.' In HIGH FLYING BIRD, an exhilarating and argumentative caper concerning a sports agent, his NBA-rookie client and other interested parties, the phrase takes on a slightly different connotation — something akin to 'the workers should seize control of the means of production.'" This isn't a sports movie in any conventional sense. Directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by Tarell Alvin McCraney, it uses the charisma of athletes and the competitive energy of the game they play to catalyze a feisty, twisty fable of labor and capital in the 21st century. "It leaves you with a lot to think about, in addition to race, class and basketball: what it means to love your work, and why it matters to be paid for it." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times. Starring André Holland (MOONLIGHT), Zazie Beetz (ATLANTA, DEADPOOL 2) and Melvin Gregg. DIR Steven Soderbergh; SCR Tarell Alvin McCraney; PROD Joseph Malloch. U.S., 2019, color, 90 min. NOT RATED
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