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Film Review: Awards Circuit: ★★★

Film Review: Poignant ‘Killer Bees’ Stings You Right in the Heart By Mark Johnson – Nov 16, 2018 Located in the South Fork of Suffolk County, in the heart of the infamously rich triangle of towns that make up the…

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The Hamptons Shake Up Shaq

By PETER SBLENDORIO | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | NOV 18, 2018 | 7:45 PM Shaquille O’Neal dominated on the basketball court — and he’s keeping busy off of it. The four-time NBA champion has enjoyed a successful post-playing career…

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Shaq’s Visit Shakes the Bee Hive

“Meeting Shaq and Jimmy Fallon was a once-in-a-lifetime for them,” By Jack Graves | August 16, 2018 – 9:48am The Hive was swarming Friday as Shaquille O’Neal shot hoops with youngsters and who, prior to a screening of Ben and Orson Cummings’s documentary…

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Shaq Drops In At The Hive

SPORTS NEWS NBA GREAT IN BRIDGEHAMPTON FOR SCREENING OF KILLER BEES AUGUST 14, 2018 BY | STEPHEN J. KOTZSHARE A small group of about 50 students, employees, and other community members were crowded into a small section of bleachers usually…

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STAR TRACKS

Taylor Swift Sparkles Onstage, Plus Jimmy Fallon, Eva Longoria, Paris Jackson & More From Hollywood to New York and everywhere in between, see what your favorite stars are up to GRACE GAVILANES August 12, 2018 06:00 AM Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images…

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SAT, 11 AUGUST 2018 AT 12:34 PM Jimmy Fallon & Shaquille O’Neal Play Basketball with Kids in the Hamptons Jimmy Fallon and Shaquille O’Nealshoot hoops while playing basketball with students at Bridgehampton High School on Friday (August 10) in Bridgehampton,…

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Ian Begley Shouts Out Killer Bees

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer Interesting project from Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal: O’Neal is the producer of a documentary that follows the Bridgehampton (NY) High School basketball team and its coach as they defend their state title amid racism,…

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Film Reviews: Killer Bees

This documentary chronicles the wins and losses of a hard-luck team in an upscale town. By Stephen Whitty Jul 26, 2018   Reviews Specialty Releases The new line about playing sports isn’t that it builds character—it reveals it. And, sometimes, it…

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“Talking Through Their Riveting Documentary.”

MOVIES Meet the ‘Killer Bees,’ the high school basketball team that symbolize the untold story of race, income inequality and gentrification in The Hamptons Ben and Orson Cummings talk us through their riveting documentary on the sports team By Gregory…

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Neighborhood Buzz in LI Pulse

O’Neal is not alone. There has been a perpetual misconception that the Hamptons façade—luxury, wealth, racial homogeneity—is the complete Hamptons reality. But for every million-dollar mansion, there is someone who cleans it; every glass of wine, a migrant worker who…

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Bees Doc Yields a Welcome Gift

  The Cummings film is Academy Award-eligible By Jack Graves | July 5, 2018 – 10:48am The last time Jamari Gant showed his mother, Lakisha, a computer, over the Christmas break, it had come to grief. Jamari Gant, who played…

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A Killer Gift for a Killer Bee

  By Christine Sampson – July 2, 2018 Jamari Gant’s college friends are always surprised when they find out he has appeared in a documentary film. “They say, ‘Can I see it?’ They’ve been bugging me to watch it,” said…

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Exclusive Clip for Killer Bees in Hollywood Reporter!

  ‘Killer Bees’ Doc Reveals Other Side of Hamptons in High School Sports Tale 7:05 AM PDT 7/3/2018 by Hilary Lewis As New Yorkers flock to the Hamptons this summer, there’s another side of Bridgehampton that most vacationers don’t see. The new…

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Killer Bees To Play In Toronto

                          Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 1:00pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Cinema 4 Buy tickets Killer Bees 2018, documentary, US, 82 min, dirs: Benjamin Cummings & Orson…

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Sarasota Film Festival Program

SFF FOCUS: SPORTS IN CINEMA Since the earliest days of media, sports were among the most iconic events captured on lm. Sports are a hallmark of our culture that celebrate human achievement, community and grit. Films that document achievements in…

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The 20th Annual Sarasota Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup

  TV News Desk Mar. 21, 2018 The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) today announced its full line-up, including its Centerpiece, Spotlight, Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative, Documentary, and Short Films. The Festival also announced its…

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‘Killer Bees’ Documentary Picked Up

  ‘Killer Bees’ Documentary Picked Up By Film Distributor Gravitas Productions, Will Be Released To Download This Summer Feb 6, 2018 9:27 AM By Drew BuddThose who weren’t able to see “Killer Bees” at the Hamptons International Film Festival back…

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Santa Barbara Film Festival – Screenings Schedule

SCHEDULE OF FILMS Killer Bees Categories: DocumentariesAbove and Beyond Sidebar Tucked into a corner of the Hamptons, amid Long Island’s forest of gaudy monuments to wealth and second homes, is a community and a basketball tradition that few outside of…

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Killer Bees – Santa Barbara Film Festival Press

  SBIFF’s Sporty Side Films About Tennis, Fencing, Basketball, and Marathons Screening This Year Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by JOHN ZANT The opening weekend of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival means one thing to most sports fans — Super Bowl Sunday!…

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Official Selection: Santa Barbara Film Festival

  Killer Bees Categories: DocumentariesAbove and Beyond Sidebar Tucked into a corner of the Hamptons, amid Long Island’s forest of gaudy monuments to wealth and second homes, is a community and a basketball tradition that few outside of it know.…

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BEST OF 2017

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED – BEST SPORTS DOCS OF 2017   Killer Bees Tucked into a corner of the Hamptons, amid Long Island’s forest of gaudy monuments to wealth and second-second homes, is a community and a basketball tradition that few outside…

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