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Jam -- In the 1970s, they were the most popular sports stars on TV, a bigger draw than Major League Baseball. And then, virtually overnight, they disappeared until now. JAM is the story of the American Roller Derby League, a group of veteran Roller Derby stars now in their 50's that are determined to make a comeback. For seven years, award-winning filmmaker Mark Woollen chronicles league owner Tim Patten as he pours his heart and entire life savings into a revival of this uniquely American entertainment. JAM takes you on an epic journey filled with unimaginable drama, bitter rivalries, heart pounding action and an incredible cast of characters you'll never forget. Hilarious, heartbreaking, inspiring, JAM is an amazing story about the lengths people will go to achieve their dreams.
Jam -- Middle aged adults try to relive their 70s roller derby fame and revive the sport


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In 1973, roller derby died... Nobody told them
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Directed by
Mark Woollen 
Produced by
Myles Bender .... producer
Scott Mitsui .... producer
Dennis Przywara .... co-producer
Mark Woollen .... producer
Original Music by
China Curtiss Kent 
Cinematography by
David A. Armstrong 
Scott Mitsui 
Paul Starkman 
Film Editing by
Craig Protzel 
Dennis Przywara 
Mark Woollen 
Art Department
Aaron Sowd .... illustrator
Sound Department
Ethan Beigel .... sound re-recording mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Nancy MacLeod .... sound editor
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Fleming .... assistant camera
Marc Virata .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Spencer Houck .... assistant editor
Jessica Murray .... assistant editor
Pauline von Moos .... assistant editor
Other crew
Barbara Biddle .... in-house producer
Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist

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USA:85 min
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The story of aging Roller Derby entrepreneurs and the skaters whose glory days are over., 29 November 2008
Author: marvinstarkman from United States

Like all really fine documentaries, there's more to it than just "reportage". I found myself caught up in this film about people whose earlier lives were filled with a modicum of fame and glory were now having to deal with (or avoid) the reality that that era was completely gone forever. Once upon a time, for a brief period in the early days of small screen black and white television, this sport of "Roller Derby" was a headliner and it's participants were the "stars". Like "Uncle Miltie," it was something to faithfully watch and, like Berle, it helped to sell those early 13 "TV sets. It had it's passionate fans and "heroes." Now that this is such a different time and the sport has faded mainly into the collective memories of us gray-haired folk, we can sympathize and even get emotionally caught up in the price to be paid by getting old and out of style. There is a sadness, a melancholy that pervades this excellent documentary. It's a very fine example of what a really good documentary should succeed in doing and that is to not only inform us in a particular subject but touch us as well. "Jam" is an excellent film and should have been nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary category.

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