Somerville Theatre - Screen 3 Sun, Apr 28, 2019 2:45 PM
Film Info
Category:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://floatdocumentary.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Phillip Kibbe
Additional Info


Expected to be in attendance: Producer Laura Heberton

Winning a championship is everything in the professional sports world, where athletes dream of fortune and fame. However, the sport at the heart of FLOAT isn't exactly pro, nor is it well known. With stunning cinematography, Phillip Kibbe's intriguing documentary chronicles the small but dedicated scene of competitive model aviation. While the modern world worships attention and speed, these unknown challengers like to take things slow. Patience is their true talent, coupled with unwavering passion. After all, they don't make a dime competing, but instead deplete their savings to buy supplies. Call it obsession, but there's something refreshing about their thankless allegiance to the sport. They spend countless hours designing and constructing their complex planes—F1Ds, to be more precise—which could easily pass for art. The detailing is as remarkable as the lengths of time these planes can stay airborne. To see them all soaring at once is truly a marvel to behold.

At first glance, FLOAT may seem like a niche documentary for model-plane enthusiasts. But everyone can learn from these competitors' graceful simplicity, loyal camaraderie, and undying devotion.