Top Spin (film)

Top Spin is a 2014 feature-length documentary film directed by Mina T. Son and Sara Newens. It follows the road to the 2012 Summer Olympics of three American table tennis teenager players: Ariel Hsing, Michael Landers, and Lily Zhang.[1]

Top Spin
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Poster of Top Spin
Directed byMina T. Son
Sara Newens
Produced byMina T. Son
StarringAriel Hsing
Michael Landers
Lily Zhang
Edited bySara Newens
Distributed byThe Film Sales Company
First Run Features
Release date
  • November 15, 2014 (2014-11-15) (DOC NYC)
Running time
80 minutes
LanguagesEnglish
Chinese

Top Spin has been premiered at the 2014 DOC NYC.[2] The documentary has won the Audience Award and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2015 CAAMFest.[3][4] It also won awarded for Best Editing and was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.[5][6] Top Spin was also nominated for the Documentary Competition at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival.[7]

It has a 100% rating, with an average score of 7/10 based on 9 reviews, on Rotten Tomatoes.[8] It has a rating of 81 on Metacritic, stating "Universal acclaim based on 5 critics".[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scheib, Ronnie. "Film Review: 'Top Spin'". Variety. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Top Spin". DocNyc.net. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Congratulations to the 2015 CAAMFest Award Winners!". Caamedia.org. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Documentary". Caamfest.com. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  5. ^ "LAAPFF 2015 Award Winners!". Festival.vconline.org. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Top Spin". Laapff.festpro.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Announcing Documentary Films in Competition". NashvilleFilmFestival.org. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Top Spin (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Top Spin". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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