Life is the biggest game of all

What: “Keepers of the Game”

Where Seen: Netflix

100 Word Review:

No one is holding them down.

Superb documentary about Native girls waging several wars — against their rivals on the lacrosse field, against racism in their day-to-day life and against the elders of their own tribe, who disapprove of women playing a sacred sport.

Like the best sports docs (“Hoop Dreams” and on down), it plunges us into a world alien to many viewers and refuses to sugarcoat anything.

There are wins and losses, and both have impact, but it’s the film’s complicated stars, young women carving out their own legacy, who make it riveting.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s