SOUTH OXFORD, ALL IOWA LAWN TENNIS CLUB, MARAVILLA, SERVE Documentary Films

SOUTH OXFORD, ALL IOWA LAWN TENNIS CLUB, MARAVILLA, SERVE

Talent attending: Darius Clark Monroe (Director)

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe returns to the screen with a series of intimate nonfiction vignettes exploring America’s culture and passion for tennis and handball.

Richard Northern and his wife reflect on owning a tennis club for almost two decades in Brooklyn. In Iowa, Mark Kuhn shares his story of building a grass-court on their farmland and what their passion project means after the family is struck by tragedy. An East LA handball court creates an unexpected community amongst political and social turmoil. A woman cares for her elderly mother while passionately coaching students on the court.

Their stories, warmly crafted with both archival and original materials, illustrates the great humanity of society and the powerful, soulful bond we experience through sports. –Sarah Harris

Darius Clark Monroe (BLACK 14, RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS, EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL) is a writer, producer and director. Monroe’s collective work has screened at SXSW, BAMcinemaFest, Full Frame, BlackStar, MoMA, Whitney Museum, Palm Springs, Sundance, True/False, New Directors, AFI FEST, Tribeca, Telluride, Tokyo and Uppsala and appeared on HBO, PBS, Netflix, and at innumerable galleries, schools, churches, backyards, and hotel banquet halls. Monroe was born/bred in Houston and lives in BedStuy, BK.

Details

Country: USA

Year: 2019

Director: Darius Clark Monroe

Producers: Donald Conley, Tariq Holloway, Darius Clark Monroe

Executive Producers: Ryan Chanatry, Anna Holmes

Director of Photography: Daniel Patterson

Editor: Doug Lenox

Cast/Featuring: Richard Northern, Ann Northern, Mark Kuhn, Denise Kuhn, Amanda Perez, Hyacinth Yorke

Running Time (minutes): 46 min

Language : English

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