High Flying Bird isn’t your conventional Basketball movie. Sure it talks about it, but not one proper game is played during its 90 minute runtime.
Ray Burke, a sports agent, sets out to bring an end to a lockout – a complete shutdown to be precise, if team owners and players fail to come to an agreement about payment conditions – all within a time frame of 72 hours.
Brought to life by Steven Soderbergh and his iPhone 8 – seriously, this was shot on a phone – High Flying Bird is a breath of fresh air in an overcrowded and predictable playing field. ‘Bird’ is provocative, gripping and tantalizing at its best.
Starring André Holland, Zazie Beets, Sonja Sohn & Zachary Quinto the film is replete with wonderfully charged performances not only by its All Star Cast but also by actors in supporting roles.
It’s a slick film that goes behind the scenes and reveals a very different side of the sport that many of us aren’t aware of. Definitely worth a watch!