Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys directs this movie that follows the hottest high school b-ball players on the road to success in Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot.
Variety reported back in May that Yauch has formed Oscilloscope Pictures, or O-Scope, and they’ll be releasing Flow: For the Love of Water this summer. Flow debuted in Sundance and is about “the growing privatization of global water resources.”
Gunnin’ opens June 27. Cinematical’s Scott Weinberg reviewed the film when it showed at Tribeca and says it’s the best of its kind since Hoop Dreams:
It’s hard to imagine the basketball junkie who won’t fall madly in love with Adam Yauch’s new documentary, Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot, simply because it’s a very sincere and admirably straightforward story about eight young men and their passion for the game. Sure, all eight of the high school basketball wizards have their dreams set on NBA fame, but at this early point in their career, these guys just enjoy the game that much. At this point it’s not about money, contracts, or endorsements. It’s almost time for all that jazz, but what’s most important right now, in these formative years, are teamwork, dedication, and talent.