First Trailer for Gabe Polsky's New Sports Doc 'In Search of Greatness'

April 8, 2018
Source: YouTube

In Search of Greatness Trailer

"This is not the story of who, this is the story of why." The first great trailer has debuted for a new sports documentary titled In Search of Greatness, described as a "groundbreaking" film about the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. What makes these people so great, how do they become champions, is it in their blood or something else? In Search of Greatness is the next doc made by filmmaker Gabe Polsky, who made the fantastic hockey doc Red Army (which I still recommend). Polsky describes his intent here: "That the systems meant to cultivate us often stifle us instead, discouraging qualities that typically define those who leave a mark on the world: imagination, instinct and individuality. In a culture at risk of losing its soul to systems of all varieties, these ideas seem more vital than ever. How can a society so obsessed with success fail to understand its essence?" This looks very, very good - can't wait to see it myself.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Gabe Polsky's documentary In Search of Greatness, from YouTube:

In Search of Greatness Poster

In Search of Greatness, produced in partnership with IMG Films, is a groundbreaking new documentary revealing the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. Through a series of intimate conversations and captivating footage, Polsky leads viewers on an entertaining, thrilling, and inspiring personal journey. The film explores everything from upbringing, coaching, and genetics to creativity, psychology, and philosophy. Featuring original interviews with iconic athletes Wayne Gretzky, Pelé, and Jerry Rice, as well as renowned thought leaders Sir Ken Robinson and David Epstein, Polsky's In Search of Greatness resonates beyond the world of sport to realms of self-expression, attitude, and human nature. The film is directed by American filmmaker Gabe Polsky, of the doc Red Army, plus the film The Motel Life, as well as producing work. In Search of Greatness will be released later this year - stay tuned for info.

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It is a noble idea, no question about it. And it seems to be quite watchable. But why mostly (and almost always) sports? Where is the story about what it means to be extraordinary in politics or in any social activity in the world full of injustices and problems? I know, i'm shooting in strange direction, but this is only a bit good. A lot of good things are missing ...

shiboleth on Apr 8, 2018


Simply, because those other noble endeavors are considered to be boring. Though, it could eventually change. Chefs are now akin to superstars, which was laughable 30 years ago, so you never know.

DAVIDPD on Apr 9, 2018


I know David, things don't change easily. Anyway, I just had to say it. Hoping for better, right? Thanks for your response. I hope you're doing fine over there. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Apr 9, 2018

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