“WINNING TIME: REGGIE MILLER VS. THE NEW YORK KNICKS” | director, Dan Klores
[PREMIERE SCREENING: Sunday, Jan. 24, 11:30 am — Prospector Square Theatre, Park City]
My film takes place in the basketball arena of the early-to-mid 1990s. I listened to hundreds of hip-hop songs and fell in love with a few. But I always felt Reggie Miller was a performance artist, and Madison Square Garden/New York City was his Carnegie Hall. Therefore I decided that operatic music could carry the drama in a different and hopefully funny way. So I chose Puccini over Puff Daddy.