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 is Executive Produced by Academy Award-winning artist, Common, along with NBA stars Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade, and Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder,  this new documentary film from award-winning filmmaker, Mary Mazzio, chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in this country (made up of young men, many of whom were in rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago, all coming together 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.

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 27

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 Neshaminy 24

660 Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA 19020

WASHINGTON, D.C.

AMC Hoffman Center 22

206 Swamp Fox Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

MIAMI

AMC Aventura 24

19501 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

OAKLAND

AMC Bay Street 16

5614 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA 94608