THE CRICKET KINGS OF QUEENS

By Hannah KEYSER

G/O MEDIA - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2018

Representing an immigrant-heavy Queens community, the best high school cricket team in the U.S. chases an unprecedented perfect season while navigating an increasingly intolerant culture.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
Market Selection
Manhattan Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
Athens International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Family, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH-UNITED STATES, BENGALI
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 23 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hannah KEYSER
    • Producer(s)
    • Kiran CHITANVIS (Gizmodo Media)
    • Synopsis
    • The only high school varsity cricket program in the country is in New York City. A decade after the program’s debut, the John Adams High School Spartans are attempting to go undefeated all season. The immigrant-heavy Queens school is a cricket powerhouse, despite being overcrowded and academically underperforming. We follow three players through this definitive season: Captain Richie—a serious, scholarly senior who is eager to extend his cricket career beyond graduation. Star player Alix—an incredibly talented cricketer who struggles to display the maturity of a future captain. M.D.—a contrarian who plays with heart, affectionately dubbed “water boy.” The cricket pitch provides an escape from a culture that is increasingly intolerant of immigrants, especially Muslims. For these kids, it’s the chance to capture a taste of classic American high school glory. Executive produced by Deadspin and Gizmodo Media Group.
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