High Flying Bird

"High Flying Bird" reminds the audience why we're lucky one of the greatest living directors is still in the business.


High Flying Bird

In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game – and who ought to. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) from a script by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) HIGH FLYING BIRD features an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan and Bill Duke, plus appearances from NBA athletes Reggie Jackson, Karl-Anthony Towns and Donovan Mitchell.
Drama, Sport
Steven Soderbergh
Tarell Alvin McCraney
André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Duke, Reggie Jackson, Karl-Anthony Towns, Donovan Mitchell
Richard Brody, New Yorker

Steven Soderbergh’s exhilarating new drama, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, renders the behind-the-scenes wranglings of the N.B.A. intensely physical. The premise is a lockout; André Holland stars as Ray, an agent whose client, Eric (Melvin Gregg), the No. 1 draft pick, can’t get paid until an ...

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