Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Lineup Announced

Includes World Premiere of Michael Strahan-Produced Doc

The ninth Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will kick off with the gala world premiere of Play It Forward, a documentary on former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez and his family. The film, directed by Andrea Nevins and produced by Cristan Reilly, focuses on the dynamic between Gonzalez and his older brother Chris. Michael Strahan and Constance Schwartz also serve as executive producers.

Stories about athletes, teams and competition are the focus of the Tribeca/ESPN Sports event, which will run from April 15-26 as a subset of the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 15-29. The sports lineup was announced Monday (March 9).

Play It Forward displays the competitive drive of two brothers, while expressing endless support for the other as they strive to achieve greatness their own way,” said Genna Terranova, TFF festival director. "The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival has always sought to showcase compelling and unique stories of competition, challenges and the passionate pursuits of glory."