April 21

Handle With Care: The Legend of the Notic Streetball Crew and For Real@ Hot Docs 2022

 HANDLE WITH CARE: THE LEGEND OF THE NOTIC STREETBALL CREW (Hidden Histories) is a feature documentary that follows the rise, fall, and rebirth of a diverse, youth streetball team who caught a lot of attention during an NBA-sponsored outdoor tournament in 2001. Driven by a twenty-year quest to finish their mixtape trilogy, this doc charts how the group of friends from Vancouver played outside the confines of the NBA yet still left an indelible imprint on the game forever. Directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux & Kirk Thomas.

HANDLE WITH CARE: 

THE LEGEND OF THE NOTIC STREETBALL CREW

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Production Company: The Notic Studios Inc, RTG Features, Victory Creative Group

Directors: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, Kirk Thomas

Writer: Joey Haywood

Featuring: Jermaine Foster, Rory Grace, Joey Haywood, Andrew Liew, David Mubanda, Jonathan Mubunda, Dauphin Ngongo, Jamal Parker, Mohammed Wenn

Executive Producers: Aron Phillips, Matt Aronson, Mario Soriano, Mark Starkey, Joey Haywood, Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, Ryan Sidhoo, Kirk Thomas, Lizzy Karp

Producer: Ryan Sidhoo

Cinematographer: Hunter Wood

Runtime: 86 minutes

Synopsis: Handle With Care chronicles the rise, fall and rebirth of The Notic, an upstart streetball collective from Canada in the early 2000s. While their creative basketball moves brought them global fame as teenagers, it set them at odds with the status quo in a battle involving self-expression, race and rejection. Driven by a twenty-year quest to finish their mixtape trilogy, the documentary charts how the group of friends from Vancouver played outside the confines of the NBA yet still left an indelible imprint on the game forever.

Hot Docs 2022 In-Person Screening Info

– Tuesday, May 3rd at 8:30pm at Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7)

– Friday, May 6th at 5:30pm at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3)

FOR REAL

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Director: Ugo Mangin

Featuring: Yann Bella Ola aka ICHON 

Producers: Hugo Legrand-Nathan, Manu Barron, Arthur Emorine, Tristan Beraud, Yohan Ungar, Dea Gjinovci

Editor: Geraldine Mangenot

Runtime: 54 minutes

Synopsis: ICHON’s mother has always told him he was one-of-a-kind. After gaining a certain success over the years as a provocative performer, l’enfant terrible of French rap has had enough of showing off, now he wants to reveal who he truly is. Misunderstood by everyone and in the midst of producing his first album as a singer-songwriter, ICHON learns that being “for real”, might not be that easy. 

Hot Docs 2022 Online Screening Info

– Online streaming is available for five days starting on April 29 at 9:00am. All film streams are geo-blocked to Canada.

Hot Docs 2022 In-Person Screening Info

– Thursday, April 28th at 8:45pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 (350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5) **World Premiere**

– Tuesday, May 3rd at 3:15pm at Varsity 8 (55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5)

We would like to thank Taylor Shannon,Senior Publicist, Prodigy Public Relations for the press release.

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