Killer Bees

Screening with The Language of Ball

 Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 1:00pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Cinema 4 

Killer Bees

2018, documentary, US, 82 min, dirs: Benjamin Cummings & Orson Cummings Canadian premiere

The Bees basketball team from Bridgehampton High School defies stereotypes of The Hamptons, the seaside playground for New York’s well-to-do. Preparing to defend their state championship, the Bees are a symbol of hope for an historic African-American community that is struggling to survive racial discrimination and absurd income inequality in one of the wealthiest districts in the country.

Screening with

The Language of Ball

2017, fiction, US, 9 min, dir: Ramón Rodríguez
Ahmed, a teenager from Yemen, meets Justin on a basketball court. Their journey through New York’s neighbourhoods and cultures is a tale of hope, compassion, and chance meetings.

2018 Schedule

Friday, June 8
6:30pm Lane 0

Saturday, June 9
9:30am Youth Workshop
11:15am Kids Screening
1:30pm Stranger
3:45pm Football for Better …
6:30pm Time Trial
9:15pm Minding the Gap

Sunday, June 10
1:00pm Killer Bees
4:00pm Ultra
7:00pm The Fall

Screening Sponsor

Community Sport Councils Logo

Co-presenter

Toronto Black Film Festival Logo

Community Partner