Presented By: Sid Williams Theatre Society
Winner of the 2022 Vancouver International Film Festival Audience Award
DIRECTED BY Kathleen S. Jayme
PRODUCED BY Michael Tanko Grand and James Brown
To die-hard fans, like filmmaker Kat Jayme, the Vancouver Grizzlies abrupt move to Memphis in 2001 is much more than a sore spot, it’s an unsolved mystery and possibly a criminal conspiracy. What begins as a superfan’s investigation into her hometown team’s disappearance, becomes a love letter to the worst professional sports franchise in history, and an exploration of the deep roots of fandom.
THE GRIZZLIE TRUTH pays tribute to the franchise that connected a city and sparked a passion for the game of basketball in Jayme and other young fans. For many, the Vancouver Grizzlies were more than just a team – they taught a community to dream big and keep persevering. Even though the team only existed in the city for six seasons, its legacy lives on throughout Vancouver and within the many lifelong basketball fans that it created throughout British Columbia.
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