Traditionally reserved for men, lacrosse was born as a sacred game in Mohawk Territory. At Salmon River High in Fort Covington, NY, an all-Native American girls lacrosse team seeks to bring home a championship. But first they must overcome their crosstown rivals, Massena High. With more than just a game on the line, Judd Ehrlich’s film depicts the girls’ fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native American women.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 12PM
Location: Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall
Q&A session to follow with director Judd Ehrlich
Judd Ehrlich is a native New Yorker, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, and founder of Brooklyn-based film and content studio Flatbush Pictures. Before becoming a filmmaker, Ehrlich worked for years as a caseworker in NYC with homeless families and developmentally disabled teens. Ehrlich’s last feature film, We Could Be King, a documentary made in collaboration with Tribeca Digital Studios and Dick’s Sporting Goods, won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Documentary and a Grand Clio Award. Following KING’s success, Ehrlich partnered with Tribeca and Dick’s again for two five-part shorts series broadcast on ESPN’s SportsCenter, as well as the feature documentary Keepers of the Game, premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Ehrlich received Emmy nominations for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere Run for Your Life and the PBS broadcast Mayor of the West Side. He also directed the award-winning documentaries Magic Camp and Notes from Liberia. Ehrlich now resides with his family in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush.