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Creation Stories: ‘Air’ and ‘Blackberry’ (Review)
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Creation Stories: ‘Air’ and ‘Blackberry’ (Review)

There are two new dramas this year about the birth of very different products, but they make a perfect double feature. You've probably heard more about Ben Affleck's 'Air.' Matt Damon stars as Sonny Vaccaro, a talent scout at Nike in the early 80s who was tasked with finding basketball players who would boost the company's profile. Despite being told that a promising young guy named Michael Jordan is only interested in Adidas, Vaccaro trusts his gut and fights to win over Jordan and his family to an endorsement deal. The high stakes journey from 'no way' to Air Jordan shoes dominating the marketplace is a surprising crowd pleaser. On the flipside, IFC Films has released Canadian actor/director Matt Johnson's third feature film. It focuses on the origin story of a group of...