Top Spin

Top Spin
November 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7:30 p.m.

$9 (Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)


Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 Ninth Street
between Mission and Howard, San Francisco

To attend, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, November 5th to

Top Spin
Directed by Mina T. Son and Sara Newens

Ping pong is one of the most parodied and under-appreciated sports in America—and, paradoxically, one of the most popular. Mina T. Son and Sara Newens’  absorbing and heartfelt “Top Spin” follows three American teenagers and their grueling prize-fight-like training sessions (often six hours); their cutthroat path towards qualifying for the Olympics; and their nearly impossible goal of navigating adolescence—and its insecure, awkward moments—without taking their eyes off the ball.

Moderator: Michael Fox
San Francisco film critic and journalist Michael Fox has contributed to more than 50 regional and national publications since 1987. A member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, he has written program notes for the S.F. International Film Festival since 1996, and has sat on juries and participated in panels at the S.F. International, Mill Valley, Cinequest, and United Nations Association festivals. Fox also teaches documentary classes at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at U.C. Berkeley and San Francisco State.


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