'9-Man': A Streetball Battle in the Heart of Chinatown

Ursula Liang's feature documentary is an inside look at a unique Chinese American sport.

I recently had the chance to re-watch the 9-Man, and I'm compelled to implore you to check out this film if you get the chance. The independent feature documentary, directed by Ursula Liang, is an awesome inside look at a gritty Chinese American streetball game that's been played in Chinatowns since 1930s.

Ursula examines the history of the game and its significance for the changing Chinatown community, following a diverse cast of athletes who work hard, play hard, and fight to keep the legacy of the sport alive. The film is insightful, thrilling, and well worth catching during its current film festival run.

Here's the trailer:

If you're in New York, you have the chance to see 9-Man this Saturday, November 15 at DOC NYC. Ursula Liang and other members of the 9-Man team will be in attendance. The film will also have upcoming festival screenings in Austin (November 14), Philadelphia (November 21) and Washington DC (December 12).

For further information, head over to the 9-Man website and follow updates on Facebook.

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