Last night was a busy night in the city. Our good friends at Cornerstone Promotion invited us to Tribeca Cinema for the premiere screening of Through the Fire: Sebastian Telfair's Defining Year. This is the story of youth phenom Sebastian Telfair's journey from his final year at Lincoln High School to his jump to the NBA pros. For all those that need reasoning for why urban communities produce premiere athletes, for all those that want to see how strong families get through the struggles, and how a young man holds his composure when stardom and financial stability is knocking at his door, this is the movie to see. The documentary does a great job with exhibiting the realism of family, community, corporate and media influence, as Sebastian has to weigh his odds on whether to go to Louisville University or enlist in the NBA Draft, while still going at a 3rd consecutive PSAL title for Lincoln High.
The film opens in selective theatres today. Here is a listing of theatres in the city that'll be showing it:
IFC Center - 323 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10014 (Showtimes: 11:50, 3:55, 8:15, 10:30 (Plus 12:35 Fri/Sat - Fri & Sat *** Special Q&A with Director Jonathan Hock following 8:15pm show***)
Magic Johnson Theatre - Harlem 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd. New York NY, 10027 (Showtimes: 11:30, 2:15, 5:00, 8:05, 10:50 *** Special Q&A with Director Jonathan Hock TBA***)
UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 - 3907 Shore Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11235 (Showtimes: 12:00, 2:30,5:00,7:35,10:05,12:25)