FLATBALL: A HISTORY OF ULTIMATE

Not baseball, not football… this is Flatball.

In 1989 Sports Illustrated magazine ran an article about ultimate frisbee - about a team with no name hailing from New York that would change the game forever. The New Yorkers brought not only sophistication and athleticism to the game but also a high level of intensity - some thought too much intensity. Often vilified for their physical play, they nonetheless shepherded in a new era for the sport. Five million people now play Ultimate around the world, and recent recognition by the International Olympic Committee indicate the sport's growing legitimacy.

In 2012, the first ever professional ultimate league was launched in the United States - with referees replacing ultimate’s throwback ‘Spirit of the Game’ rule; as the conflict between ultimate’s deeply-spirited roots and its ambitions for a broader audience continues.

Directed by six-time world Ultimate champion Dennis Warsen and narrated by award-winning actor Alec Baldwin.

GENRES

Documentary / Sport

DURATION

1 x 90-minutes

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2016

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

USA

Director

Dennis Warsen

Producers

Eric Kaye, David Blau

Narrator

Alec Baldwin

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