About the film

How does the balance of nature and nurture that exists in every person differ for elite athletes? What relationship between athleticism and artistry is expressed in the performances of dominant sports figures such as Wayne Gretzky, Pele, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan and Jerry Rice? “In Search of Greatness” ponders these questions in an entertaining, thrilling and inspiring personal journey from director Gabe Polsky, who explores variables in everything from upbringing, coaching and genetics to creativity, psychology and philosophy. Featuring interviews with iconic athletes and provocative thought leaders, the film resonates beyond the world of sport to realms of self-expression, attitude and human nature. Michigan premiere.


3:30p.m. Sat., April 13
Beacon Park

Noon Sun., April 14
Patriot Theater
at the War Memorial

Film credits

PG-13; brief language and some partial nudity 
Year: 2018  
Run time: 1 hour, 20 minutes  
Director: Gabe Polsky 
Producers: Michael Antinoro, Anthony Melillo III, Kathleen Peiris, Alan Polsky, Gabe Polsky, Liam Satre-Meloy, Will Staeger  
Cinematographers: Svetlana Cvetko 
Editor: Marco Capalbo 
Composer: Leo Birenberg