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"Funny and tragic, a rare glimpse into a New York not seen on postcards." - Shout Magazine "An evocative little film... reminiscent of a short, bright Talk of the Town piece in The New Yorker." - The Toldeo Blade "Insightful, colorful and sometimes comical... Nothing comes across more than each player's burning passion for the game." - The Village Voice "Best Edit" - Indievision Film Festival "Best Debut" - New York Expo Film Festival The first-ever documentary on New York's most popular sport, BIG BLUE tells the inside story of one-wall handball, the fast and gritty game played on the city's concrete courts. Using nothing but two hands and a blue raquetball, top level players dive, hustle and strike the ball with pin-point accuracy, drawing awed crowds and collecting on bets wherever they play. Yet this game, which is played by thousands of New Yorkers on more than 2,000 courts, has never drawn much attention off the handball court - until now! Culled from more than 80 hours of digital video footage shot over the summmer of 2000, Big Blue lets the players tell their own story - of the fierce competition, drowning frustrations and grassroots glory of Big Blue handball - the uncrowned king of NY street sports. This DVD release includes the award winning documentary as well as 24 bonus minutes of rare and historic handball game footage.