Sisters on Track follows three determined sisters in Brooklyn as they race against all odds on a journey toward hope, belonging and a brighter future. The Norwegian-Dutch documentary and co-production Sisters on Track will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on June 12th. As of June 24th, the film directed by Corinne van der Borch will be available globally on Netflix.
Following its successful premier the film has been getting lots of media attention and stellar reviews such as this article by The NY Times.
…conventional in cinematic style, and they constitute the kind of feel-good entertainment that is easy to recommend. But what is timely and interesting — even thorny — about these films is their focus on the economic opportunities generated by athletic achievement.
A coming-of-age story set in New York, Sisters on Track is about hope, belonging, and the metaphorical and literal sisterhood of young athletes Tai, Rainn, and Brooke Sheppard. Excelling in their Junior High School Track and Field team while living in a homeless shelter with their single mother Tonia, they were chosen in 2016 to be the Sports Illustrated Kids of the Year. The film follows the sisters for two years as they navigate sudden fame and come into their own as young adults and athletes, guided by coach Jean Bell.
By the artists Corinne van der Borch and Tone Grøttjord-Glenne, this poignant film offers a rare and intimate portrait into a Brooklyn family’s journey to recover from trauma with the help of a loving family, supportive community, and their own achievements. —Frederic Boyer
“just before the girls started blowing up, two documentary filmmakers, Corinne van der Borch and Tone Grøttjord-Glenne, began filming the family. Suddenly the story was no longer the Olympic dreams of three homeless girls. Instead it was something far more broad: the struggles of being a kid (especially a Black one) in the U.S., even one who lives in a nice apartment. While that may sound less dramatic, the finished product is utterly compelling.”
Tribeca Film Festival screenings:
Sat June 12 – 11:00 AM
Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech – SOLD OUT
Click here for: At Home Tribeca streaming tickets:
Sun June 13 – 6:00 PM
Streaming Tribeca at Home is not available outside the USA. Purchased films remain available to stream on demand from above date through June 23.
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Corinne van der Borch and Tone Grøttjord-Glenne.
Award-winning Dutch director Corinne van der Borch is based in Brooklyn. Corinne’s feature debut, Girl With Black Balloons, won the main award at DOC NYC in 2011. Tone Grøttjord-Glenne is an award-winning Norwegian director and producer. Her films Brothers and Prirechnyypremiered at IDFA, and her film All That I Am premiered in competition at Hot Docs 2020.
Corinne van der Borch, Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Anita Rehoff Larsen, Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Andrew Doga, Cheree Dillon, Sloane Klevin
US DISTRIBUTOR: NETFLIX
Watch the Trailer here: