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Review of 'The Other Dream Team'

'The Other Dream Team'

U.S. Cinema Documentary

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Three and one-half-stars

The fun documentary "The Other Dream Team" is much more than a simple

documentary about the Lithuanian basketball team winning a bronze

medal during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, but a heart-felt

portrait of how winning basketball games equating winning

independence for the small country from Soviet control, not just

during the Olympics but throughout the half-century that Soviets ran

the proud country. With interviews ranging from the Lithuanian

basketball players to Lithuanian heads of states, Bill Walton and

even Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead, the film is a feel-good story

in a year when many films are focused on economic and political woes.

One highlight of the film is a subplot focusing on a Lithuanian

basketball player's rise to become a high pick in the 2011 NBA draft

- a lasting reminder of the opportunities Lithuanians have because

of the path paved by the 1992 team. And, finally, as my wife can tell

you - you don't have to like basketball to enjoy this movie.

-- David Burger

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