Q Ball

Stranger Says: With Tucker Carlson’s rep, you’d think a film from Fox would want to demonize black and brown inmates, but this documentary does just the opposite. The San Quentin Warriors, an all-inmate team in one of America’s most well-known prisons, are united by a desire to have a winning season. But the basketball games, while as exciting as any March Madness match, are the least compelling part of this movie that uses the sport more as a vehicle to explore the journey these inmates have been on since arriving at San Quentin. (TIMOTHY KENNEY)

SIFF Says: Golden State Warrior and B-ball all-star Kevin Durant executive-produced this eye-opening, inspirational documentary about the San Quentin Prison basketball squad—teammates and inmates at “the Q”—and their road toward rehabilitation and possible redemption.

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