| 8.1/10 |
27 April 2014
CHOPS, Adam Rubenstein
| Kevin Wong
Patrick "2E" Chin
Wen Wei Lin|
Scott "CHOPS" Jung
April 27, 2014 (2014-04-27) (Independent Film Festival Boston)
May 5, 2015 (2015-05-05) (United States)
Ursula Liang, Theresa Navarro
American Arab, Who Killed Vincent Chin?, The Grace Lee Project, I Love You - Mommy, Cambodian Son
9-Man (film) Wikipedia
9-Man is a 2014 documentary film about the sport 9-man played in Chinatowns in the U.S. and Canada. The New York Times called it "an absorbing documentary."
The film, which had its world premiere at IFFBoston on April 27, 2014, won six film festival awards and was broadcast on the PBS World Channel series America ReFramed on May 5, 2015. The film, which follows the all-male sport of 9-man, was produced by a largely female crew, led by first-time director Ursula Liang and editor Michelle Chang. The documentary follows several modern-day 9-man teams throughout one season framed by a historical portrait of Chinatown history and the game of 9-man. Featured in the film are U.S. volleyball Olympian and NBC commentator Kevin Wong and Chinatown historian John Kuo Wei Tchen. 9-Man also features the now deceased "mayor" of Boston's Chinatown, Reggie Wong, who was a leader in the 9-man community.
9-Man was part of the SkyFest series on Virgin America airlines in the summer of 2015.
The music for the film was written by Adam Rubenstein and Scott CHOPS Jung, the pioneering Chinese-American hip-hop producer and member of Mountain Brothers.