HAMILTON — The 18th Annual Hamilton Film Festival is set to take place this October 21 to 29, and this year, the festival will be screening a documentary that covers several themes of men’s lacrosse.
From its rich Indigenous history, the series will dissect forming and maintaining professional teams and their players, the college sport and numerous leagues, the wooden stick controversy, and the growing of the game internationally from its North American roots.
Filmed in Canada, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, and the United States under the leadership of director Joanne Storkan, this 124-minute documentary will be screened on Saturday October, 28th at 2 p.m., within the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre, 357 Wilson St E, Ancaster via the Peller Hall.
As the Honest Engine Films website explains: “Rules of Lacrosse” were not ripped from the pages of the official rule books for men’s lacrosse, but rather by observation over the past years by a screenwriter-turned-producer, who was writing a lacrosse-themed movie script that required a lot of research on the sport, much more than anticipated. After amassing files of the subject of lacrosse, an opportunity arose to produce a film about the sport! Thus, the birth of this 10-part docu-series.
This series covers the A to Z of men’s lacrosse, from its rich, Indigenous history to the present forms of men’s lacrosse, both the box and field games. This series explores several themes of men’s lacrosse: forming and maintaining professional teams and their players, the college sport and numerous leagues, the wooden stick controversy, and the growing of the game internationally from its North American roots. In fact, lacrosse will become an official men’s and women’s Olympics sport, beginning in 2028!”