In rural Thailand, the buffalo is revered by farmers and symbolizes work, patience, strength, and loyalty. In the big cities of
Thailand, the word "Buffalo" has taken on another meaning - a derogatory way of describing someone from the provinces;
someone who works hard but doesn't think or talk much. This is the story of two young girls, Stam and Pet, to whom both
Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid star in “Playing For Keeps,” a romantic
comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking
for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally
become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn. Playing
For Keeps is directed by Gabriele Muccino, the director of The Pursuit of Happiness.
Today skateboarding is omnipresent. Take a walk down any street in any town, and you are destined to see someone riding
a skateboard. Well, it wasn’t always like that. In the early ’80s, skateboarding was fading away until Stacy Peralta brought a
profoundly talented group of outsiders together and dubbed them the Bones Brigade.
This documentary chronicles their epic rise, using awesome archival footage and moving first-person accounts from Brigade
members Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, and Rodney Mullen, among others.
Through passion, drive, creativity, and a surprising sense of teamwork, they revitalized the sport and influenced generations
to come. BONES BRIGADE will blow the minds of anyone who grew up emulating these guys, but it also resonates for
anyone who ever found a family or a purpose in an unexpected place.
"Mavericks" is based on the true adventures of the surfing wonderboy Jay Moriarity.
When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles
from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.
Moriarity died a day before his 23rd birthday in a free-diving accident.
Follow Kevin Laue's roller coaster ride through life as he strives to overcome enormous odds and become the first
scholarship basketball player in NCAA history to play with only one arm. "Rudy" meets "Hoop Dreams" in this heart-warming
documentary, "Twice As Amazing."
Abigail Brooks (Thomas) has spent her lifetime trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love, and a
"normal life" along the way. When she is named an alternate on the Olympic team she quits in haste. Defeated, Abi moves
back home with her widowed, workaholic mother. Tension builds as Abi's mother urges her to "move on" from the rowing life
that Abi's father, a coach, introduced her to. Unable to do so, but needing an immediate job, Abi seizes an open crew coach
position at her alma mater, Union High. There, the head of athletics is her old boyfriend, Geoff (James Van Der Beek, Don't
Trust the B____ in Apt.23, Dawson's Creek). Abi trains her high school rowers in an obsessive fashion, taking two girls,
Hannah (Alexandra Metz) and Susan (Meredith Apfelbaum), under her wing. After the girls lose an important regional race,
Abi reinvents herself as a coach, and, in the process, learns to have fun again both on the water and off.
Where the Trail Ends... is a film following the worlds' top freeride mountain bikers as they search for un-ridden terrain around
the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain freeriding. This unparalleled story documents man's challenge of
mother nature and himself showcased through a cast of colorful characters. This is the most progressive and ambitious
mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before.
A heartfelt, funny and deeply engaging film that is an exploration of baseball's most inexplicable, unpredictable, unteachable
pitch, known as, the knuckleball. Told from the perspective of the two best-known practitioners, Tim Wakefield (Boston Red
Sox) and R.A. Dickey (New York Mets), who is having a phenomenal 2012 season, Knuckleball! explores the journey and
sacrifices each player makes to become a master at this unusual pitching phenomenon.
Raised as brothers, intense teammates and competitors on the soccer field, the gregarious, swaggering Julio (Eliu Armas)
and the wiry, focused Daniel/"Gato" (Fernando Moreno) have remained virtually inseparable ever since the newborn Daniel
was found abandoned in a trash heap in their La Ceniza slum. The opportunity of their lives arrives when a football scout
invites them to try out for the city's top professional team, just as a tragic act of violence threatens to tear them apart and
prevent them from achieving their dreams.
Marking it as a worthy precursor to Scorsese’s Raging Bull, Hitchcock’s melodrama tells the story of a love-triangle between
boxer Bob Corby, his sparring partner Jack Sander and Jack’s beautiful wife Mabel. The bouts in the ring become more than
gamely sparring, leading up to the championship fight (famously set in the Albert Hall) between the two men for the love of
This compelling documentary narrated by John Leguizamo is a gritty look inside the world of Major League Baseball (MLB)
training camps in the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel and Jean Carlos are two of the top prospects at an MLB training
camp, and they are both about to turn 16, which means they can be signed to an MLB farm team and ultimately move up to the
majors. Filmmakers Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jonathan Paley take you inside this never-before-seen world for an
up-close and personal look at the cost of the American dream.
In central China, a Master coach recruits poor rural teenagers and turns them into Western-style boxing champions. Through
hard work and discipline, these boys and girls come of age, trained in the art of boxing and the game of life. They are filled with
Olympic dreams, hoping to become China's next amateur heroes. But the pull of professionalism also weighs upon their
shoulders. Their coach hopes to show them the way. The top student boxers face dramatic choices as they graduate--should
they fight for the collective good as amateurs or for themselves and their own personal gain as professionals? It's a metaphor
for the choices that everyone faces now, in the New China.
When sassy streetwise Shania (Lenora Crichlow) meets ambitious, middle class Lisa (Lily James), their two worlds collide
on the athletics track with explosive results. As the Fast Girls strive to qualify for a major world athletics championship, they
battle adversity and rivalry on their dramatic, heartwarming and inspirational journey.
A little boy thinks of nothing but cricket. His father, Rusy, thinks of nothing but his little boy. To fulfill his son's dream of playing
at Lord's cricket ground, the honest and upright Rusy takes a reckless step. He borrows a gleaming red Ferrari. Just for one
hour. The only trouble--he doesn't inform the car's legendary owner. A wild, breathless, bumpy ride begins. A naive Rusy must
dodge bullets and bouncers for one unforgettable night, and play the role of a perfect father. Can he do it?
Pink Skies is an inspirational documentary about the empowerment of women. It's about overcoming obstacles as athletes
and as human beings. The film covers an extraordinary event 'Jump for the Cause'. Last year, JFTC brought together 181
women from 31 countries to create a World Record All-Women's Skydiving Formation. They also raised almost $1 million
dollars for breast cancer research! Along with phenomenal skydivers, the film features breast cancer survivors, cutting edge
researchers, doctors and healers. It reveals breakthroughs that have not been widely publicized, explores whats working and
what needs to be changed and the seismic shift towards prevention.
As One is based on the true story of the first ever united South and North Korean table tennis team that competed at the
1991 World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan. South Korea's ping-pong star HYUN Jung-hwa and North
Korea's LI Bun-hui have each been defeated by Chinese player DENG Yaryung every time they reach a tournament's final
rounds. Instructed to team up as a United Korea team, HYUN and LI experience crisis and bungled coordination. But
game-by-game, the two develop true teamwork and a budding friendship. Suddenly, an announcement is made that the
United Korea team will be inexplicably disbanded, and the two young players must now prove to the world that their
teamwork can surpass the doubts of a painful history.
The film centers on coach Joe Logan, who reluctantly leads a Native American high school team on their unlikely journey to
the state lacrosse championship game against their prep school rivals. Along the way, Joe and the team rediscover their
connection to the spiritual tradition of the ancient sport of lacrosse. Set in the diverse worlds of modern Native American
culture and prep school lacrosse, Crooked Arrows offers moviegoers a new twist on a classic underdog sports story.
Born into a legendary racing family, jockeys Damien Oliver and his brother, Jason, were destined for greatness. However,
tragedy strikes when Jason is in a deathly riding accident just days before the prestigious Melbourne Cup race. Damien
considers bowing out of the race and wonders if he’ll ever ride again, but with the encouragement of famed Irish horse
trainer Dermot Weld, he realizes that racing is the one way he can pay tribute to the memory of his beloved brother. In a
moment that captured the attention – and the hearts – of the world, Damien and his horse Media Puzzle victoriously cross
the finish line at the Melbourne Cup.
Former high school football star turned farmer and family man, Scott Murphy (Brian Presley) finds himself with a unique
opportunity to revisit his glory days during the Ohio State championship game where he permanently injured his knee in a
game-winning play. Given a second shot at his destiny, Scott seeks counsel from Coach Hand (Kurt Russell), Scott's
longtime mentor on and off the field, to help him decide whether to let his fate unfold, or follow a path that will change his
Fly into Nevada's Valley of Speed for a breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world combined with spectacular air
show entertainment: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races. Join today's elite pilots as they fight for position
at twice the speed of a Nascar race. Learn about the history and science behind the sport, whose concept dates back to the
dawn of aviation. Narrated by Paul Walker of The Fast and the Furious series, Air Racers 3D puts you in the cockpit to
experience the intensity and high-speed thrills of a sports event like no other for the very first time in IMAX 3D.
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