BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY
NYC PREMIERE In this wide-ranging and buoyant essay film, Jerome Thélia explores the universal appeal of play as realized in the ubiquity and versatility of the ball. Observing its popularity across time, language, nation and even species, the film’s intriguing multidisciplinary survey of historians, evolutionary biologists, psychologists and sports commentators reveals the ball’s simple, yet profound impact on behavior, from its enabling of socialization to its role in encouraging problem solving and creativity.
This film is proceeded by The Bad Boy of Bowling.
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Director: Jerome Thélia
Producer: William Mershon, Anne Carkeet, Phil Mershon, Andrew Napier, David McLain, Jerome Thélia, Greg Wright
Cinematographer: David McLain, Trevor Tweeten, Daniel Katz
Editor: Greg Wright, Andrew Napier
Music: Nathan Halpern, Garth Neustadter
Running Time: 71
Language: English, Portuguese