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Hoops Fans Feast At Film Fest

October 1, 2009 - The second annual Canadian Sport Film Festival starts Friday and opening night of the two-day event has plenty on tap for Toronto’s fervent basketball fans. We follow a season behind the scenes for the only female coach in Brooklyn men’s high school basketball. And we get the first glimpse of Chris Bosh’s new body art.

Buckets and Body Art CSFF Opening night, sponsored by Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, presents the Canadian premiere of A Woman Among Boys: A Brooklyn Basketball Story. Meet coach Ruth Lovelace and the players of Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, for whom beating arch-rival Lincoln High is more important than anyone’s gender.

Before this, we’ll screen the premiere of the trailer for Chris Bosh’s brand-new documentary, First Ink. The Toronto star is contemplating an entirely new persona, embodied in a tattoo. The first look at a revealing new film.

>> Friday, October 2, 7 p.m., Isabel Bader Theatre: A Woman Among Boys, First Ink [trailer]

Crash and Learn

Later Friday night, Klunkerz explores the origins of mountain biking, from a group of denim-clad Californians out for a good ride in the hills of Marin County to a multi-million dollar industry and Olympic sport. Screening sponsored by Urbane Cyclist.

>> Friday, October 2, 9:30 p.m., Innis Town Hall: Klunkerz with Rollin’ On and Mental Block

Tickets on sale:
$10 for all screenings
$8 for students (at the door)
$40 all-screening pass

For full schedule and more information: www.sportfilmfestival.ca
Media contact: Russell Field, Executive Director, Canadian Sport Film Festival