A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

"For those filmgoers whose only exposure to crew was Rob Lowe rowing down the River Thames in Oxford Blues, first-time director Dominique Derrenger has produced a terrific documentary on the United State's oldest intercollegiate sport. In 1998 and 1999, Derrenger shadowed California's crew team and its coach Stephen Gladstone, who was rebuilding the nation's most storied college program. ALL FOR ONE: IN THE SPIRIT OF THE RACE, which takes viewers into the California boat during the Golden Bear's dramatic drive to the 1999 national title, drew rave reviews at the biggest documentary film festival in the country. Derrenger is shopping it to networks. "It's a story people can relate to," says Derrenger, 36. "a group dedicates itself to a common cause and does it all for the pure passion of it."

- Sports Illustrated
October 20, 2003

 

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