2015 Dallas International Film Festival: Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot
The Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki won the 2011 NBA Championship, bringing joy to Mark Cuban and millions of adoring fans. Dirk’s a 13-time NBA All-Star, League MVP, a NBA Finals MVP and apparently a hell of a tennis player. Nowitzki is a living legend and future NBA Hall of Famer, but this level of perfection doesn’t come easy or without help.
Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot, directed by award-winning director Sebastian Dehnhardt, covers the story of Nowitzki’s rise to international notoriety. It’s the story of the fascinating relationship between Nowitzki and his coach and mentor, Holger Geschwindner—the physicist who recognized young Dirk Nowitzki’s talent early on and, with a mix of ambition and scientific precision, helped him all the way to the top of his profession. Nowitzki and Geschwindner have a unique relationship and an even more unorthodox training regiment. German engineering meets NBA Basketball.
The Perfect Shot is a feature length documentary about friendship, what it really takes to fulfill your dreams and the desire to win. It’s a fitting film for one of the all time greats.