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Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 February 2019 (USA)
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Unbanned explores the dynamic life of AJ1 from its unlikely origins to its role in disrupting NBA rules, birthing sneaker culture, and influencing a social and cultural revolution. This is the story of a shoe that changed the world.

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Dexton Deboree

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Anthony Anderson ... Self
Dapper Dan ... Self
Mark Wahlberg ... Self
Carmelo Anthony ... Self
Kenya Barris ... Self
David Stern ... Self
DJ Clarke Kent DJ Clarke Kent ... Self
Michael B. Jordan ... Self
Jeff Gorman Jeff Gorman ... Self
Jason Sudeikis ... Self
Hebru Brantley ... Self
Sal Masekela ... Self
Lance Mountain Lance Mountain ... Self
Phil Knight ... Self
John Varvatos ... Self
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Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 explores the dynamic journey of the Air Jordan 1 from its unlikely beginnings to its role in disrupting long-established rules of the NBA, changing the game of basketball, birthing sneaker culture and influencing a social and cultural revolution. Highlighting icons from across the cultural spectrum - including Spike Lee, Anthony Anderson, Michael B. Jordan, DJ Khaled, Lena Waithe, Kenya Barris, Jason Sudeikis, NBA stars Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook, hip-hop legend Chuck D, as well as rising stars Gizzle, Christian Combs, and Kid Ink, and many more - the film takes a raw and riveting look at a movement that so heavily shaped the culture in which we live. Written by Los York Entertainment

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AJ!'s Effect on Society
7 April 2020 | by martinjshenSee all my reviews

This short little documentary amazingly covers the widespread effect the release of the first Air Jordan's had on, not just basketball, but fashion and society in general. It arguably started "sneaker culture" and draws from many different POV's, including those intimately involved in basketball (GM's, commissioners) but also people from many different aspects of life including music, film and art.

Who would have thought that the pair I bought in the early 80's would have such a profound effect on so many. I guess I probably shouldn't have worn them so much.

Great film, with great insight.


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