Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:30 pm
$9 adults / $5 students / 10% discount for members
After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and a victory over the USA) at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Lithuanian basketball stars Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for their oppressor's sports machine. Four years later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy, helping their country break free from the shackles of Communism and willing the newly independent Lithuania to the medal stand at the Barcelona Olympics. An inspiring underdog story of the highest order, The Other Dream Team (by Marius A. Markevicius, 2012) documents the Lithuanians' brutal experience behind the Iron Curtain and their triumphant emergence as liberators. Q&A with producer Jon Weinbach to follow.
Our Winter/Spring 2013 documentary film series, Compete!, celebrates films about winning, losing, and how you play the game. Films are shown on Thursday nights at 7:30 PM up in the club (Club B-10). Snacks and drinks are available before and during the screening. Screenings are often followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers. Click here to see entire film documentary series schedule.