World Theatrical Premiere of Documentary Film WINNING

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World Theatrical Premiere of Documentary Film WINNING

Directed and Produced Jacqueline Joseph '91BUS

CAA Arts Access is thrilled to be part of the celebration for the World Theatrical Premiere of WINNING, a new documentary film by director, producer, and editor Jacqueline Joseph '91BUS. The film premieres from September 8-14 at Cinépolis Cinemas in New York City. We will host a special evening screening for Columbia alumni, students, and friends on Tuesday, September 12. Tickets are available here. You can view the trailer for the film here

In her new documentary, WINNING, Jacqueline Joseph takes us on a journey through the careers of five legendary athletes: tennis champion Martina Navratilova, golf great Jack Nicklaus, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, track and field star Edwin Moses, and Dutch Paralympian Esther Vergee.

Joseph, who directed, produced, and edited the film, came up with the idea for WINNING as she considered the question of why some athletes win multiple titles while others don't, "As a sports fan there are certain athletes, who I was a huge fan of, who were just incredibly talented, and I would look at them and wonder why haven't they won a major title. Then at the same time, there are other athletes who had won multiple majors over ten years or longer, and they were still out there practicing five hours a day. Where did that come from?"

The film utilizes candid interviews and stock footage to examine the lives of its subjects. Joseph said about the film, "I think that people look up to athletes and put them on a pedestal. So, I hope that listening to them talk about the journeys that they've had, the dreams, the challenges, their achievements, would be relevant with people whether they knew those athletes or whether they were involved in sports or not, I thought their stories would resonate." 

Read the full interview on The Low Down here.