April 4-14, 2019

Synopsis

This film recently had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival which makes sense, given the entire film is about how one man managed to not only leave his mark on the basketball court, but also on an entire country. In his latest documentary, sports documentarian Sean Menard gives viewers an unprecedented look at UNC basketball legend Vince Carter: the six-foot-six, eight-time NBA All-Star from Daytona Beach who made waves in the Canadian basketball scene when he joined the Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors were established in 1995 and Carter was signed in 1998, a major turning point for the struggling franchise. Once Carter came on board the club started setting league-attendance records and made the playoffs three years in a row in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Carter was hugely pivotal in this incredible turnaround and Menard deftly pulls together a wide array of interviews with everyone from Steve Nash to Drake to capture not only the thrill of the game but also the complexity of the industry with a mix of athletics, civic pride, music, and a surging diversity that make Toronto the entirely unique city that it’s become.

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