The Luckiest Guy in the World

Mar 15, 2023

11:15am – 1:01pm CT

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ESPN Films teams up with filmmaker Steve James on a multi-part film that tells the colorful story of a true sports original: iconic basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton. A high school basketball phenom and game-changing big man for the UCLA dynasty… an injury-plagued NBA lightning rod defined by championships and setbacks… a Grateful Dead devotee who remained true to himself, no matter the cost. He challenged authority, broke rules, won titles, nearly lost everything, and emerged with his rare spirit intact. A far-reaching tale of activism, rebellion, family, politics, pain, and redemption. An odyssey into the mind and soul of one of the most unique superstars in sports history. Bill Walton and Steve James will be in attendance and participate in a panel, immediately following the screening.

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Director
photo of Steve James

Featured Guests

Bill Walton and Steve James

Credits

Director:

Steve James

Executive Producer:

Marsha Cooke, Ezra Edelman

Producer:

Zak Piper, Steve James

Cinematographer:

Jackson James, Kevin Shaw

Editor:

David E. Simpson

Music:

Joshua Abrams

Additional Credits:

Post Production Supervisor: Matt Taylor, Co-Editor: Rubin Daniels, Jr. , Co-Editor: Steve James, Music Supervisor: Julie Glaze Houlihan, Archival Producer: Josh Kolenik

Contact

Distributor:

ESPN

Public Film Contact:

Maria Delgado
ESPN Films
maria.delgado@espn.com
860-766-2000

Publicity Contact:

Isabelle Lopez
Isabelle.m.lopez@espn.com
201-566-6709

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2023
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106 mins