2016 DOC NYC in Focus: Jock Docs

cheer_upWrapping up today’s preview of DOC NYC programming: Jock Docs, our focus on sports.

Jock Docs

Director: Takuji Masuda

Heir to a sugar fortune and stepson of Clark Gable, Bunker Spreckels defied family expectations by embracing surf culture.

chasing-the-win_carl-kingCHASING THE WIN
Directors: Laura Sheehy & Chris Ghelfi

When American thoroughbred Kinsale King comes out of nowhere to claim the Dubai Golden Shaheen, he and his trainer become instant celebrities.

CHEER UP (pictured above)
Director: Christy Garland

It’s not easy being the coach of the Ice Queens, Finland’s worst cheerleading team.

lights_of_romeLIGHTS OF ROME
Director: Ali Khalid

A group of young UAE footballers defy the odds on the international stage and secure a place to compete in the World Cup in Italy.

mr_chibbsMR CHIBBS
Director: Jill Campbell

Ten years after retirement from a career as a professional athlete, Kenny Anderson finds that basketball is easy, it’s life that’s hard.

on_the_mapON THE MAP
Director: Dani Menkin

In 1977, Tel Aviv’s underdog Maccabi basketball team took on the Soviet Red Army team.


Director: Jessie Auritt

Naomi seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish preteen, but she happens to be the strongest girl in the world.


swim_teamSWIM TEAM
Director: Lara Stolman

The Jersey Hammerheads is a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum.

this_was_the_xflTHIS WAS THE XFL
Director: Charlie Ebersol

Launched to fanfare in 2001, the XFL lasted only a single season, making up rules – and breaking them – as it went along.

Why You Should Attend:
This wide-ranging look at the world of athletic events – from extreme football and basketball to teenage powerlifting and swimming – will win over fans and neophytes alike.

More Info:
For full descriptions, a list of expected special guests, and to purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing, where still available. Or consider purchasing one of DOC NYC’s Pass options for access to a variety of programming.


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