Grant Hill is a Duke basketball legend, former NBA Rookie of the Year, elite defender...and documentary filmmaker. Grant's movie debut is a film about Duke track coach Al Buehler, who taught at Duke University for 45 years, called "Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story".
The movie will be screened at the Phoenix Film Festival at the Opening Night Gala with executive producer Grant Hill in attendance along with Coach Buehler himself.
The film is a chronicle of of the long and storied career of a man who, according to the film's web site, "touched and enriched the lives of thousands of athletes including Olympians Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Carl Lewis."
The movie was accepted into the Phoenix Film Festival just last night so details are not yet posted but we have confirmed that the movie will be part of the event. More information on the Phoenix Film Festival and the Opening Night Gala is available online and below.
The Opening Night Gala begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 31 and will feature live music, a cocktail reception, dinner, and silent auction. Premiere tickets are $125 per person with proceeds benefiting the educational programs of the Phoenix Film Foundation. Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story will show at 7:30 PM in the Cine Capri at Harkins Scottsdale 101.
The Festival will be held once again at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters located at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through the Phoenix Film Festival website www.phoenixfilmfestival.com or in person at the Phoenix Film Festival office at 1700 N. 7th Ave. #250 in Phoenix.