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Recent Press for FROM DEEP


Recent Press for FROM DEEP

- AKIMBO, "Brett Kashmere & Jennifer Chan at the Images Festival," 

- ARTINFO, "Jumping Through Hoops: Brett Kashmere's From Deep,"

- ARTSLANT, "From Deep and the Rise of the Dunkadelic Era,"

- BlogTO, "10 Things to See at the Images Festival," 

- THE BROOKLYN RAIL, "Dots & Hoops: Experimental and Nonfiction Cinema at the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival," 

- CINE-FILE, "Crucial Viewing: From Deep," 

- CINEMA SCOPE ONLINE, "Digital Images: Images Festival 2014," 

- THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH, "Film From Deep Documents Connection Between Basketball, Hip Hop,"

- DENVER WESTWORD, "Score Big with From Deep, Brett Kashmere's Basketball Documentary,"

- THE DETROIT NEWS, "Ann Arbor Film Festival remains off the beaten path," 

- THE GLOBE AND MAIL (cover story of film section), "Court of Appeal: From Deep Takes on Love Affair between Basketball and Hip Hop," 

- THE GLOBE AND MAIL, "Images Film Festival to Showcase Performance Art, Movies, and More," 

- GRANTLAND, "Saskatchewan to Syracuse: From Deep Is an Indefinable, Experimental Celebration of Basketball and Hip-Hop,"

- THE GRID, "Images Festival: Top 5 Picks," 

- THE L MAGAZINE, "Truth at 24 Frames Per Second and Ball Don't Lie: Brett Kashmere's From Deep,"

- HARDWOOD PAROXYSM (formerly of ESPN, now part of Sports Illustrated), "What’s Happened So Far: A Review of From Deep," 

- THE MAGIC BIRD, "Interview with Brett Kashmere,"

- THE MICHIGAN DAILY, "Fifty-Two Years of the Ann Arbor Film Festival," 

- NBA RIVISTA UFFICIALE (NBA's official magainze in Italy), "Photo Book: From Deep," (PDF)

- NOW MAGAZINE, "Images Festival: Some Highlights from the Edgy Fest of Experimental Film, Art and Performance,"

- PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER, "Brett Kashmere's New Film From Deep Examines Basketball, Race, Hip Hop and Popular Culture,"

- SPORTWEEK MAGAZINE, "Il Tempo del Basket," (PDF)


FROM DEEP World + Canadian Premieres, March-April


FROM DEEP World + Canadian Premieres, March-April

World Premiere!
5pm Saturday, March 29
@ Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Canadian Premiere + Closing Night Film!
9pm Saturday, April 19
@ Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Artist Talk: Jennifer Chan + Brett Kashmere 
3pm Thursday, April 17 @ 401 Richmond Street Bldg

From the IMAGES FESTIVAL catalogue:

Brett Kashmere’s cultural history of basketball is woven together from hundreds of clips from movies, music videos, television and video games alongside his own footage of neighborhood street and playground games. Shifting, as Kashmere describes it, “between essay and mixtape,” the film balances exhaustive research with immensely entertaining pop culture source material. The film traces the game’s evolution from its invention in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891 (by Canadian expat James Naismith) through its transformation to the urban game it is today. Kashmere ties this history to his own – growing up as a white kid in the Canadian Prairies, an outsider to the sport but one drawn to the culture surrounding the game.

At the film’s centre is the parallel ascent of hip hop and basketball in the 1980s highlighted in songs like Kurtis Blow’s Basketball and Run-DMC’s My Adidas. Kashmere traces these threads as independent yet symbiotic cultural phenomena, as forces that have shaped American life today, as windows through which we can perceive American society. From Deep is both an appreciation of the game, its history and aesthetics and an incisive analysis of its culture–ranging from the economic system of star players as commodities and brands to the complexities of race in the game’s popularity and marketing and the tremendous influence of the game on so many facets of American life in the last generation.