The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

USA, 2007, Colour, 79 min

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In the early 1980s, legendary Billy Mitchell set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years. This documentary follows the assault on the record by Steve Wiebe, an earnest teacher from Washington who took up the game while unemployed. The top scores are monitored by a cadre of players and fans associated with Walter Day, an Iowan who runs Funspot, an annual tournament. Wiebe breaks Mitchell’s record in public at Funspot, and Mitchell promptly mails a video tape of himself setting a new record. So Wiebe travels to Florida hoping Mitchell will face him for the 2007 Guinness World Records…

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Seth Gordon (born July 15, 1976) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film editor. He has produced and directed both film and TV for several major film and television studios, and for PBS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations 1% For Development Fund. His films have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival.
Slamdance 2007. Fantasia FF 2007.

Screening

23.08, 12:00, Shtëpia e Kultures

Category

Bigger Stronger Faster: Sports on Film

Director

Seth Gordon

Producer

Ed Cunningham

Cinematography

Ross Tuttle

Sound

Nathan Smith

Editing

Jim Bruce, J. Clay Tweel

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