On June 14, 2022, the documentary game change game Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Following the film’s premiere, journalist Marc Spears will lead a discussion with National Basketball Players Association President CJ McCollum and the filmmakers.
The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), a player-led union representing the 450 professional basketball players in the NBA, produced game change game. The film was made in the summer of 2020, when the epidemic and the question of social justice dominated the national conversation. The documentary chronicles how NBA players came together and decided that “sitting on the bench was not an option” as they confronted and addressed social justice issues in America through personal footage captured by players and interviews with a variety of thought leaders, recording artists and journalists.
Alongside icons Julius Erving, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West, the video also stars players CJ McCollum, Jaylen Brown, Andre Iguodala, Malcolm Brogdon, Garrett Temple, Donovan Mitchell, JaVale McGee, Danny Green, Rudy Gobert, Matisse Thybulle and Tobias Harris see . Doc Rivers, an NBA coach and former player, is another notable guest. Attendees included Stephen A. Smith, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Marc Spears, Killer Mike, social justice advocates and victims of police violence. Completing the cast are members of NBPA leadership who provide an insider’s look at the events of a basketball season like no other.
Christina Norman, Head of Content for the NBPA’s innovation engine THINK450, created the film, which was produced by Norman, Jonathan Lia of Good Company and Whitney Jackson. Spike Jordan and Maxime Quoilin, known for their high level of thought-provoking conceptual direction and ability to create dynamic, groundbreaking imagery, collaborated game change game.
Find venues, times and ticket information for the Game Change Game Tribeca Film Festival. Watch the trailer here.