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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

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The Invisible String

Jan BÄSS

  • Germany
  • 2012
  • 95min
  • DigiBeta
  • color

Synopsis

The Invisible String is the first feature-length documentary on the history of the flying disc movement and tells a unique love story between mankind and 165g of plastic. The film takes the audience on a trip from the very beginning of pie pin tossing at the Frisbie’s Pie Bakery in Connecticut back at the turn of the century to the Rose Bowl World Championships in the late 1970s up to the greatest international tournaments and the hottest spots of today. It’s a journey into the heart and mind of the people that started it all by inventing games, skills, and creating a global family. The most influential people give their personal accounts as remarkable stories are told revolving around living with flying discs. In the 1970s and 1980s playing Frisbee grew to become even more popular than skateboarding. Rare archive footage interwoven with Monty Pythonesque animations depicts playfully the history of the joy of throwing flying objects. The hottest moves and throws the most eccentric protagonists are able to perform allow an intimate insight on some of the different disciplines like Ultimate, Disc Golf or Freestyle. The Invisible String aims at reminding every single person of the importance of doing one thing: to keep playing!

Review

Director

  • Jan BÄSS

    Born in 1972. Majored in Cultural Studies and American Studies in Bremen and Liverpool. After graduating Jan worked in various fields of theatre, radio and film production. With his own production company Steakfilm he has been producing documentaries and short films as well as music videos and image films. Jan plays Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf and won the German Disc Golf Championships in 2008.  The Invisible String (2012)Why Can’t I Be You (2009) Über den Umgang mit Yaks (2008)Disc Golf European Open (2006)Der Schiffer und das Gras (2001)​ 

Credit

  • Produceronas KNUDSEN WRITER Michael OSTERHOFF
  • Cinematography Jan BÄSS
  • Editor Julia WIEDWALD
  • Sound Greg CATCH

Production Company / Distributor / Sales

Production Company  Joroni Film 

Distributor/Sales  Boomtown Media

Tel  49 30 81 45 29 69

E-mail  office@btmifilms.de​