Directed by: Martin Guigui

United States
Biography, Drama, Sport

PLOT : "Sweetwater" is an extraordinary biographical sports film that chronicles the remarkable journey of Nat 'Sweetwater' Clifton, the first African American to sign an NBA contract. It celebrates Clifton's outstanding achievements and his enduring impact on the history of basketball, underscoring the significance of unity and equality in the world of sports. The film follows Clifton's journey as he joins the Harlem Globetrotters, under the guidance of their owner and coach, Abe Saperstein. Clifton's exceptional skills and unwavering determination elevate the Globetrotters' squad to new heights. However, it is the collaboration between NBA President Maurice Podoloff, New York Knicks president Ned Irish, and head coach Joe Lapchick that truly paves the way for integration. The film "Sweetwater" celebrates the resilience, perseverance, and groundbreaking spirit of Nat 'Sweetwater' Clifton. It highlights the collaborative efforts of key figures who worked tirelessly to challenge the racial divide within the sport, leaving an enduring legacy for generations to come. With its powerful storytelling and captivating performances, the movie immerses audiences in Clifton's inspiring journey and the pivotal moments that forever altered the course of basketball history.

Martin Guigui. is an accomplished composer, music producer, music director, and film creator. Guigui has worked on more than 100 films, directed, written, and produced Feature Films; wrote music for film and television; and produced over 50 music albums. Martin Guigui was raised in a variety of places, including New York, Puerto Rico, and Vermont. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to the renowned Symphony Orchestra Conductor Maestro Efrain Guigui. As a filmmaker, Guigui has collaborated with several celebrities and icons from the entertainment world, such as Dennis Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg, and Robin Williams. Guigui is a multiple "Best Director" Award winner, Grammy nominee, Billboard Award winner for composition, and ASCAP Performance Award winner.

Length 1h 58min
Year 2023

Cast Everett Osborne, Cary Elwes, Jeremy Piven,
Distribution Briarcliff Entertainment
Production Sunset Pictures, Reserve Entertainment, Astrablu Media, Open River Entertainment, Briarcliff Entertainment

  • Tuesday, July 4
    9:30 PM
    The Distillery District (Trinity Cinema)

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