The Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) announced today the Opening and Closing Night films for the 9th edition of the Festival, taking placeJune 9 to 11, 2017 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. This year’s CSFF will open with the Toronto Premiere of Judd Ehrlich’s Keepers of the Game, about an all-Native girls’ lacrosse team with more than a championship on the line; and will close with the Canadian Premiere of Crossing the Line by David Tryhorn, a documentary about the hurdles that an Olympic athlete must face to gain redemption in his sport.
“Much like sport, film has the power to break down cultural and social barriers, and this year’s Opening and Closing night films strive to do just that,” said Russell Field, CSFF Executive Director. “From a story about the unique challenges faced by a group of female aboriginal lacrosse players to a close look at the rise, fall, and redemption of one of the most respected Olympic hurdlers, these two films are only the beginning of what will be one of our best programming line-ups yet.”
The festival runs form June 9th to June 11th in Toronto, Ontario.