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“Every image is gorgeous, every story is fascinating, and it all leads to one thing –  we are a people who need to play.” - Bears Fonte, AMFM Magazine

“A SXSW must-see film… Far-reaching and meaningful.  This film is a whole new ballgame” - Charles Trapunski, Scene Creek

“This globetrotting chronicle goes beyond the expected… Amazing cinematography” - Norm Schrager, Meet in the Lobby

 
 
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From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, BOUNCE explores the little­-known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today's sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.

Inspired by the book, The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game by John Fox

 
 
May 02 - Great radio piece about Bounce on the NPR show Only A Game, hosted by Bill Littlefield.

May 02 - Great radio piece about Bounce on the NPR show Only A Gamehosted by Bill Littlefield.

Apr 30 - Here’s an excerpt from the Q&A with the filmmakers behind BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY, Director Jerome Thelia, Writer John Fox, & Cinematographer David McLain.

Apr 30 - Here’s an excerpt from the Q&A with the filmmakers behind BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY, Director Jerome Thelia, Writer John Fox, & Cinematographer David McLain.

Apr 28 - Fantastic sold-out screening Sunday at the Independent Film Festival of Boston. Thanks to Boston friends and supporters for turning out in droves!

Apr 28 - Fantastic sold-out screening Sunday at the Independent Film Festival of Boston. Thanks to Boston friends and supporters for turning out in droves!

Mar 17 - Short and fun radio interview with John Fox and Jerome Thelia about the making of Bounce. Starts at 46:38, check it out!

Mar 17 - Short and fun radio interview with John Fox and Jerome Thelia about the making of Bounce. Starts at 46:38, check it out!

Interview with director Jerome Thélia on eFilm Critic here.

Interview with director Jerome Thélia on eFilm Critic here.