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The Cricket King of Queens (short)

The only high school varsity cricket program in the country is in New York City. A decade after the program’s debut, the John Adams High School Spartans are attempting to go undefeated all season. The immigrant-heavy Queens school is a cricket powerhouse, despite being overcrowded and academically underperforming. We follow three players through this definitive season: Captain Richie—a serious, scholarly senior who is eager to extend his cricket career beyond graduation. Star player Alix—an incredibly talented cricketer who struggles to display the maturity of a future captain. M.D.—a contrarian who plays with heart, affectionately dubbed “water boy.” The cricket pitch provides an escape from a culture that is increasingly intolerant of immigrants, especially Muslims. For these kids, it’s the chance to capture a taste of classic American high school glory. Executive produced by Deadspin and Gizmodo Media Group

NOTE: This film plays alongside the feature film Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story

Directed by Hannah Keyser


Earlier Event: April 26
Later Event: April 26
Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story