David
Shields
writer

Forthcoming: Spring 2019

 

Early praise for the film:

“A groundbreaking documentary about a silence that isn’t really a silence.”
—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen

“Smart, alive, brilliantly arranged, utterly fascinating.”
—Guy Maddin, Emmy Award-winning director of The Heart of the World

“An incredible piece of storytelling, forgoing all the tedium of documentary norms. Hilarious and devastating.
—Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn

“Finally, the uniqueness of Marshawn Lynch is revealed: he is his own man, his own voice, a complete individual unbeholden to the corporate PR needs of the league. Lynch is an original; so is the movie, which I loved.”
—Ron Shelton, director of White Men Can’t Jump

“The average sports fan conveniently disconnects the black athlete from the black man, much as the average citizen disconnects American history from slavery. In Lynch: A History, David Shields removes all the barriers and connects all the dots. I love this film.”
—Alan Grant, former NFL player and writer for ESPN, author of Return to Glory

“An absolutely great film, which splits America to the core and which I’ll be thinking about for a long time.”
—Shann Ray, author of American Masculine

“A call to arms and a rebuttal to all that’s wrong in the world. Thrilling, brilliant, and necessary.”
—Russell Harper, author of Cut

         
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