Full disclosure – I’m not much of a sports enthusiast. I don’t seek out fictional movies that revolve around an athletic thematic element, and I sure as hell don’t go out of my way to watch documentaries about it. Which is why Nick Budabin’s Chi-Town is so swimmingly good. Truth be told, good is not nearly a strong enough word to describe it – this basketball documentary is downright fantastic. It conveys two parallel messages; one being an inspiring narrative of success in the face of hefty obstacles, and the other echoing an alarming wake-up call about the loomingly persistent threats plaguing residents of Chicago’s inner city.
(Read more of my review here: http://filmthreat.com/reviews/chi-town/)