Way of the Puck (DOWNLOAD)
DIRECTED BY - Eric Anderson
IndiePix Price: $11.99
RUNTIME - 81 minutes
YEAR - 2010
COUNTRY - United States
ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Stereo
SPECIAL FEATURES -
Feature-length audio commentary by director Eric D. Anderson and air hockey guru Mark Robbins
What is it like to be a champion at a sport nobody knows about? A caricaturist, a clinical psychologist, a Buddhist wanderer, and an importer of wind-up musical jewelry boxes battle each other for air hockey world supremacy—and battle the world to save their beloved sport from extinction.
Way of the Puck examines air hockey’s brief but tumultuous history and mythology—from its unlikely connection to NASA during the Cold War, to the contemporary brand of ESPN-ready, high-octane, professional level play, to its current existential crisis. Explore air hockey’s tangled roots and discover a passionate community of players who devote their lives to the mastery of a forgotten arcade game.
- Gold Remi (Winner)
2010 WorldFest: Houston International Film Festival (Houston, United States)
"Lively and fun; 'nuff said!"
~ Leonard Maltin, Movie Crazy
"Way of the Puck lovingly captures the rituals, lore and joy of this nebbishy, throwback American subculture. And it does so because director Eric Anderson resists the temptation to condescend to air hockey's band of quirky devotees. As a subculture geek myself, respect matters. Praise the table!"
~ Stefan Fatsis, author of Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players; NPR commentator; panelist on Slate.com's sports podcast "Hang Up and Listen"