April 10, 2012 at 10:10AM
Project of the Day: The Gray-Haired Alley-Oop in 'Granny's Got Game'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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"Granny's Got Game"
A documentary about a senior women's basketball team battling physical limitations and social stigma to play for a national championship.
Granny's Got Game is a documentary film about a senior women's basketball team in North Carolina. These seven fiercely competitive women were pioneers of the game in the 1950s. They are now in their seventies and have been winning games together for almost two decades in senior games tournaments across the country. As teammates and friends, the women support each other on and off the court through the difficulties that accompany aging, such as breast cancer and widowhood. The film follows them for a yearlong season culminating in a nearly disastrous trip to the National Senior Games Championship in Texas.
Producer/Director/Cinematographer - Angela Gorsica Alford
About the Production:
"I was lucky enough to have a successful basketball career playing for USA Basketball and Vanderbilt University in the 1990s. With my glory days long gone, I thought I was finished playing basketball. That changed when I met this team at the local YMCA. The women helped me to remember how much I loved to play and how much I enjoyed being part of a team. I have spent the last year and half with these women, documenting their journeys, and even doing a little coaching. The experience has changed me and I hope the film will inspire you." - Angela Alford
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