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Fast Break

By Tony Piff
[ONE NIGHT ONLY, REVIVAL] Amateur psychedelic soundtrack over grainy, slo-mo basketball footage makes the ’70s seem like an ancient, foreign world, but this vintage documentary of the Blazers’ 1977 championship season was never a conventional, sporty sports movie, even in its own time. The film’s backbone (and its most interesting thread) is director Don Zavin’s postseason bicycle ride down the Oregon coast with superstar center Bill Walton, the 7-foot, red-bearded hippie credited for the young team’s first (and only) championship season. Walton seems equally at peace dominating a packed stadium and pedaling his 10-speed along the lonely highway. It’s touching to see these paragons of athleticism swaggering across the screen, oblivious to the fleeting nature of glory, and the impossibly simple age in which they were living. Writer Larry Colton and former Trail Blazer Bob Gross will attend for a Q&A.
 

Special Note

Hollywood Theatre. 7:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 11
 
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Running Time: 107 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Critic's Score: B
  • Starring: Gabriel Kaplan [], Harold Sylvester [], Michael Warren [], Bernard King [], Reb Brown [], Mavis Washington [], Bert Remsen [], Randee Heller [], K Callan [], Marty Zagon [], Richard Brestoff [], Connie Sawyer [], Doria Cook [], James Jeter [], Jack Smight [], Laurence Fishburne []
  • Directed by: Jack Smight [Director], Stephen Friedman [Producer]
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Sunday, December 21, 2014
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