About the Film

NARRATED AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY

Academy Award-Winner

Common

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY

Grant Hill

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY

Dwyane Wade

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY

9th Wonder

Directed AND PRODUCED BY

Award-Winning Director

Mary Mazzio

A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING, narrated by Academy Award-winning artist, Common, is executive produced by NBA stars Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade, along with Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder. This new film from award-winning filmmaker, Mary Mazzio, chronicles the first African American public high school rowing team from the West Side of Chicago, all coming together from different neighborhoods and rival gangs to row in the same boat.

A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING explores not only the safety these young men found on the water (where, as the captain reflected, “we were in a place where we could not hear the sound of sirens”), but the trauma of violence and cyclical poverty, examining how these young men were able to support each other in reimagining a different future for themselves, and how rowing and the water provided the backdrop for that opportunity. These young men came together, after 20 years out of the boat, to race this past summer, not only to celebrate the team’s founding, but the fact that they are still alive.  This is their story.

The film was set to debut at South by Southwest and theatrically release in select AMC Theaters on March 27.  That release is now postponed until June 12.

50% of film screening profits from A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING will be donated to support inclusion efforts within the sport of rowing as well as trauma research.

 


Dates

MARCH 16

OFFICIAL SELECTION – SxSW


JUNE 12- JUNE 18

in select AMC Theatres

BOSTON

AMC Boston Common 19

175 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111

NEW YORK CITY

AMC Empire 25

234 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

CHICAGO

AMC River East 21

322 E. Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611

LOS ANGELES

AMC Burbank 16

125 E. Palm Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502

PHILADELPHIA

AMC Cherry Hill 24

2121 NJ-38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

WASHINGTON, D.C.

AMC Georgetown 14

3111 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

SEATTLE

AMC Southcenter 16

3600 Southcenter Mall
Tukwila, WA 98188

OAKLAND

AMC Bay Street 16

5614 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

METHUEN

AMC Methuen 20

90 Pleasant Valley Street
Methuen, MA 01844