Vancouver Lift-Off 2017 – Longshot: The Brian Upson Story, and shorts

Longshot: The Brian Upson Story,
and shorts

Wednesday 9th August, 6.15 - 8.30pm
@ Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8, Canada


Longshot: The Brian Upson Story
Dir. Tavish Kelpin
Canada | 51 mins | Language: English
In 1982, the West Vancouver Highlanders were in the provincial championship game against a cross town rival. This was the first appearance for West Van and their head coach, Brian Upson. It would also be his last game. Brian was fighting a losing battle against cancer and was living on borrowed time. What followed was one of the most incredible stories in basketball history.


Dir. Jeannie Donohoe
USA | 15 mins | Language: English
A new kid shows up at the high school boys' basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression after showing extraordinary skill. Will talent and drive be enough to make the roster after the team discovers a big secret?


The Honey Badger
Dir. KB Kutz
USA | 14.5 mins | Language: English
This sport documentary follows professional boxer Daniel Hayes (The Honey Badger) as he prepares for his fight in Mexico. Witness the dedication and assassin like mindset needed not just win a fight, but to be victorious in a hostile environment. As he arrives in Mexico, he quickly realizes the disadvantages he’s up against -- Mexican fighters are famously known for their ferocious fighting spirit and warrior like heart. Faced against considerable odds, he meticulously prepares to perform to the best of his abilities as he continues his relentless journey to achieve greatness.

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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