PISCATAWAY, NJ – A new Website for This Is A Game, Ladies, a documentary by Partisan Pictures that chronicles the Rutgers women’s basketball team during the 2000-2001 season, is now available at http://www.pbs.org/thisisagame/.
The 117-minute documentary follows the Scarlet Knights throughout the 2000-2001 season, one year removed from Rutgers’ first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament Final Four. According to Gabriel Wardell of Silverdocs, “This Is A Game, Ladies succeeds on many levels. The outstanding cinematography and energizing music keep pace with the young women of Rutgers. Director Peter Schnall dedicates this story not just to the players and their season, but also to the lady who gives all of her being to the cause. A visionary, a mother and a widow, Coach (C. Vivian) Stringer has overcome insurmountable odds and personal tragedy as she continues to form talented athletes into confident women and committed citizens. Some say that women’s basketball is more passionate and unaffected than its male counterpart, and This Is A Game, Ladies makes a persuasive case.”
The piece made its international debut at the AFI/Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival June 19-20 in Silver Springs, MD, and also appeared at the 2003 Starz Denver International Film Festival, the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival and the High Falls (Rochester, NY) Film Festival. This Is A Game, Ladies won the Audience Award at Silverdocs, and was named Best Documentary at Ft. Lauderdale. PBS will air the film this fall, and will announce the exact air date sometime this summer.
Partisan Pictures has filmed numerous documentaries for National Geographic TV, PBS and the Discovery Channel, including Air Force One. Partisan founder Peter Schnall, a six-time Emmy winner, served as the director and cinematographer for This Is A Game, Ladies.