The double feature theatre is what I would show in a week, the theme for the whole week is going to be Sports films. Each day we will have two films on from the same sport. I work in sport and have a degree in sport, so the chance to relate my love of watching films in my spare time and how I make my living seemed like such a good way to go with my theatre. A lot of sports films have been very good and very well receieved. I have decided to pick different sport’s for the double feature with three that don’t fit into the others for the triple play on the Sunday.
When possible I have tried to have women and men’s sport in the selections, but also not just films focused on the players/athletes of a sport. I have also tried to remember about the fans and agents who are also a massive part of sport as well.
Monday – Baseball
We start with a very well loved American sport and not played at all in the UK. But I do love a good Baseball film. So thought it was a very good way to start off the week. Especially a double hit of women’s sport and an emotional father/son tale.
A League of Their Own
Field of Dreams
Tuesday – Football/Soccer
My total passion in life has always been and will always be football, unfortunately it does not transfer too well onto the big screen. But again went for the women’s sport for the first in the double feature and then fandom with the brilliant Colin Firth as a die hard Arsenal fan, really capturing what it means to be a football fan.
Bend it Like Beckham
Wednesday – American Football
Another sport I don’t really know too much about but again is so brilliant in film. I went for two different approaches for the double feature the first focusing on the coaches and players of a very special team. Then the agent/player relationship with the famous “show me the money” line.
Remember the Titans
Thursday – Basketball
I couldn’t really come up with many basketball films that would be worthy for a double feature but decided that Samuel L Jackson as a no-nonsense coach was the best for the first pick. Followed by Michael Jordan in one of the my favorite childhood films, in Space Jam – which unites the NBA with the Loony Toons!
Friday – Dancing
Decided that dancing was a very good inclusion as so many films have been made about dancers, it was very difficult to narrow this feature day down! In the end Step Up with it having a very new approach on dance and Billy Elliot showing that a boy can go to ballet classes and succeed!
Saturday – Boxing
Another category which was so difficult to choose, boxing films have always been a big favorite for winning and being nominated when it comes to the Oscars. I had to go for my obvious two choices, in the brilliant rags to riches tales. Everyone should already know my massive love for Million Dollar Baby.
Million Dollar Baby
Sunday – Other
For the triple play feature I had to go for other – other being sports which didn’t quite fit with the rest. Which just shows that they are rather unique in the world of film. You could not have sports films shown without the brilliant Cool Runnings being shown, Jamaica had a Bobsleigh team! Invictus was centered around the rugby world cup and helped to show the massive impact sport can have on a nation and the world! The third film has probably not been seen by many people, but it is about surfing in the UK and is actually pretty good. So a rather unknown film to finish the week!
Cool Runnings (Bobsleigh)
Blue Juice (Surfing)
I hope everyone has enjoyed having a look through the films which would feature at the double feature theatre when it is devoted to Sports films. If only I could have another couple of weeks to make sure more films could be involved!
That was my take on the double feature theatre, sport @ the movies!