Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Film | 0 comments

Winner, New England Film Festival, Best Independent Video

 

Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Contemporary Documentary Series

 

The South Beach Film Festival

 

Portland International Film Festival

 

Hamptons International Film Festival

 

Silver Images Film Festival

 

Synopsis

This intimate portrait of a tight-knit group of wisecracking octogenarians features Fireball Abe, Punch Shot Al, and Shmatta Dave, all of whom literally live for handball. They play hard, recall their childhood games played against tenement walls in New York and Boston, Chicago and Detroit, and feel the poignancy of their dwindling ranks. In their own words, they are “a dying breed.” They tell wonderfully embellished stories of injuries and heart attacks suffered on the court, sex after 70, and fortunes won and lost. Viewers hear a stream of banter, bad jokes and macho challenges.

Running time: 14 minutes.

 

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