The documentary about the struggle to keep the Kings from moving will premiere on April 29th at the Esquire IMAX in downtown Sacramento.
The documentary, tilted Playing to Win: A Relentless Pursuit to Save a Team, will be part of the Sacramento International Film Festival. “I’m proud and excited to share this film with our incredible community,” said Executive Producer Kevin Nagle in a statement. “This is a story of, by and for the fans. Not just fans of the Kings but fans of Sacramento.”READ MORE: Local World War II Hero Has Yet To Be Cremated, Months After Death
The film follows the tumultuous time when the franchise seem to be destined to relocate to Seattle. The film will feature behind-the-scenes footage of the fight to keep the Kings in Sacramento. Along with candid interviews with Mayor Kevin Johnson, Vivek Ranadivé, Kings President Chris Granger, KHTK’s very own Carmichael Dave and Grant Napear.READ MORE: International Women's Day: Celebrating Women In The Air Force
The premiere date for the film is the two-year anniversary of the 7-0 vote by the NBA Relocation Committee in 2013. That vote was later reaffirmed by the entire NBA Board of Governors on May 15th of the same year. As a result, it kept the basketball team in Sacramento.
Following the premiere, the public will be able to see the film during a limited theatrical release at select movie theaters in the Sacramento region.MORE NEWS: Stockton Gets Poor Ranking In New ‘Happiest Cities’ Study
Watch the trailer HERE and stay tune for updates about the documentary.