Full Court: The Life of Spencer Haywood made its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on Saturday, May 21, at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Haywood, plus narrator Chuck D, director Martin Spirit, producer Kim Clemons and executive producers Dwayne Clark and Andy Streitfeld attended the documentary’s premiere.
Full Court traces Haywood’s personal and professional struggles and successes, from growing up poor in pre-civil rights Mississippi, winning Olympic gold, challenging the NBA’s “four-year rule,” marring a famous supermodel, fighting addiction and finding redemption. Featured within the program are interviews with Haywood’s family and peers, including such notable sports figures as Lenny Wilkens, Charles Barley, and Bill Bradley. The story culminates with Haywood’s long overdue enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
See pictures from the SIFF red carpet below:
The documentary was co-produced by True Productions and AMS Pictures.
True Productions is a Seattle-based creative production company created from the love of storytelling. Founded by Dwayne J. Clark, True Productions consists of driven and skilled network of seasoned professionals and experienced talent. We mine for stories to tell in film, play and written work. We seek truth captured beneath the surface of a tale. We ultimately seek stories that need to be told. And we hope to explore the possibilities to challenge and change the landscape – whether that is film, stage, or written work. Read more at www.Trueproductions.us.