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This is a Game, Ladies

It’s more than basketball. It’s life.

Follow the Rutgers University Women’s basketball team on a two-year emotional rollercoaster as they battle to win an NCAA Championship. Throughout the journey, meet the extraordinary young women on the team and the legendary Vivian Stringer, one of the most celebrated and successful coaches of all time.

Partisan Pictures is granted unprecedented access to follow the players and their coach – behind the scenes and off the court – as they fight their way to the NCAA finals, struggle to become professional athletes and emerge as women in a world beyond college.

Winner of the Audience Award at AFI SilverDocs and Best Film Fort Lauderdale Film Festival.

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Directed by
Peter Schnall
Peter Schnall
Tracy Barry
Executive Producers
Peter Schnall
Hilary Sio
Denise Williams
Rob Kuhns
Coordinating Producers
Elana Bluestine
Tina Ver
Peter Schnall
Sound Recordist
Tracy Barry
Original Music
Anton Sanko
Ellis Hall
Music Supervisor
Tracy McKnight
Associate Producer / Assistant Camera
Tammie Rhee
Associate Editor
Jeff Gilbert
Additional Camera
Jerry Risius
Additional Sound
Glenn Marullo
Office Manager
Jessica Applebaum
Assistant Editors
Dan Davis
Allison Zell
Production Assistants
Larissa Andrews
Justine Simonson
Abe Foreman-Greenwald
Karina Towers
Justin Mitchell
Glenn C. Reimer
Isabel Schnall
Mixer and Sound Design
Joe Caterini
On-line Editor
David Markun, Henninger Capitol
Production Accountant
Brian Minahan
Special Thanks
Rutgers University
Dawn Buckner
Heather Brocious
Henninger Capitol
The Albequerque Tribune, December 15, 2004
"You don't have to be a sports fan to be drawn into this doc, which spends a season with the Rutgers University basketball team. There are thrills, spills and disappointments. But mostly, it's about the ladies themselves and Stringer in particular. The woman is a dynamo who is an astonishing mix of drive and motherly love. Good stuff."
The Kansas City Star, December 12, 2004
"You know this fly-on-the-wall chronicle of life in women's college basketball is going to be special from the first scene. The Scarlet Knights seem to be giving their all, but they fall short. It's a crushing loss, and filmmaker Peter Schnall captures it in all of its pathos."
News and Documentary EMMY Award Nomination
Best Cinematography
2004 SILVERDOCS Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award
Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary
The Aurora Awards
Winner, Best of Show