2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Hit it Hard

Sunday, March 13
2:30PM - 3:20PM

Alamo Ritz 1
320 E 6th St


Hashtags: #sxsw #hitithard

John Daly didn't fit into the world of golf when he burst onto the scene in 1991, gripping it and ripping it all the way to the top. An immense natural talent, he’s had improbable highs on golf's biggest stages and brutal lows like suspensions, divorces, rehabs and relapses. Through it all, this "rockstar of golf” has remained loved by his loyal fans. HIT IT HARD is a journey into the early years of John’s tumultuous career while also observing him today, two decades after his glory days. The film explores why, despite his myriad mistakes, he’s still so universally loved for being John Daly.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 50min

Director: Gabe Spitzer, David Terry Fine

Executive Producer: Aaron Cohen, Connor Schell, John Dahl, Libby Geist

Producer: Drew Houpt, Dan Janvey, Gabe Spitzer, Deirdre Fenton (ESPN Films)

Cinematographer: Tyler McPherron, Adam Uhl, David Terry Fine

Editor: David Terry Fine

Sound Designer: Skip Lievsay

Music: Paul Maroon, Morgan Henderson


Gabe Spitzer is an Emmy-award winning filmmaker who has directed documentary content for HBO, ESPN and FOX. David Terry Fine is a filmmaker who directed the award-winning documentary SALAAM DUNK as well as short films with Radiolab and musical artist Robyn. David and Gabe collaborated on EVERY DAY, an ESPN 30 for 30 Short that played SXSW in 2015.

Distributor: ESPN Films

Publicity Contact
Jen Cingari



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