Film Screening: Bounce - How the Ball Taught the World to Play (2015)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, Bounce explores the little­-known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, Bounce removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today’s sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.

John Fox, anthropologist and author of The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game, is scheduled to appear in person!

Tickets are available by visiting DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.