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Sports film of the week: Doubletime

If you’re staying in for Bank Holiday Sunday, check out this week’s pick. It’s a good ‘un.

Image: DoubletimeFilm.com

Title: Doubletime

Released: 2007

Director: Stephanie Johnes

Tagline: Jump for joy, play to win

Plot: Who knew that skipping could be so politically and culturally charged? ‘Doubletime’ takes us into the heart of sport divided between the suburban white and the inner-city black communities, each with their own rules, regulations and jumping styles. The Bouncing Bulldogs and the Double Dutch Forces are the two best teams in America but they have never competed against each other — until now.

What the critics said: “It’s a moving celebration of youthful humanity and its ability to do astounding things with ropes, muscles and brains. But it also is an at times arrestingly frank look at race and culture in America.” (Newsday)

Watch the trailer here

YouTube Credit: DoubletimeFilm

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Niall Kelly

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