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John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
Documentary, Sport | 2018 | NR. 1hr 35min
DIRECTOR: Julien Faraut 2018 Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection

Revisits the rich bounty of 16mm-shot footage of tennis star John McEnroe as he competes in the French Open at Paris’s Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Filmmaker Julien Faraut composes an arresting exploration of the style and psyche of one of the world’s greatest athletes.

Screenings will be held at The Grand Cinema.

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"John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection" is a sports documentary unlike any other, a beguiling and delightful piece of visionary non-fiction that uses its namesake to investigate the ontological nature of watching tennis.
David Ehrlich, indieWire
Faraut, with support from narrator Mathieu Amalric and Kermadec's stunning eye, creates something unusual in the annals of sports documentaries, namely high art.
Dorothy Woodend, The Tyee
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