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.