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In Search of Greatness

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About the film

How does the balance of nature and nurture that exists in every person differ for elite athletes? What relationship between athleticism and artistry is expressed in the performances of dominant sports figures such as Wayne Gretzky, Pele, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan and Jerry Rice? “In Search of Greatness” ponders these questions in an entertaining, thrilling and inspiring personal journey from director Gabe Polsky, who explores variables in everything from upbringing, coaching and genetics to creativity, psychology and philosophy. Featuring interviews with iconic athletes and provocative thought leaders, the film resonates beyond the world of sport to realms of self-expression, attitude and human nature. Michigan premiere.


Tickets are sold through the Freep Film Festival. Please click the link below to be directed to their site.

Film Credits

PG-13; brief language and some partial nudity
Year: 2018
Run time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Director: Gabe Polsky
Producers: Michael Antinoro, Anthony Melillo III, Kathleen Peiris, Alan Polsky, Gabe Polsky, Liam Satre-Meloy, Will Staeger
Cinematographers: Svetlana Cvetko
Editor: Marco Capalbo
Composer: Leo Birenberg

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