Kevin Durant’s Thirty-Five Media, Fox Sports Films Bringing ’Q Ball’ To TV, Theaters
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:34PM
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May 15, 2019:
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, San Quentin State Prison is a maximum-security correctional facility for men located in San Quentin, near San Francisco. Opened in 1854, the penitentiary is the state’s oldest prison and its only facility that conducts executions.

Fox Sports and NBA All-Star Kevin Durant see it as place where when “freedom is taken away — basketball gives a little bit back.”

Fox Sports Films will air its newest Magnify series film “Q Ball.

The documentary, which chronicles the lives of incarcerated basketball players at San Quentin State Prison, is executive produced by Durant’s Thirty Five Media, in conjunction with Heist and Hunting Lane Films.

Q Ball” makes its TV debut on FS1, May 28 (9 PM EDT).

It will also appear in theaters in Los Angeles (Laemmle Music Hall, May 17-23) and New York (Cinema Village, May 24-30).

A new trailer takes viewers behind the scenes of "Q Ball."

Director Michael Tolajian’s documentary began during early visits by Durant and his Golden State Warriors teammates to San Quentin State Prison.

According to Fox Sports, "(Q Ball) explores inmates’ personal struggles as they search for redemption and transcendence both on and off the court.

"The answers, characters, and stories are complex, but in San Quentin — a place where freedom is taken away — basketball gives a little bit back.”

This is the fifth documentary in Fox Sports Films’ “Magnify” series which brings a deep focus to unheard sports stories with real cultural impact.

The series has garnered two Sports Emmy Award nominations for “Outstanding Long Sports Documentary,” (Shot in the Dark, 89 Blocks) since its inception in November 2017.

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