• Love Means Zero

    Directed by Jason Kohn
    US | 89 minutes | True Stories

  • Love Means Zero

    Directed by Jason Kohn
    US | 89 minutes | True Stories

  • Love Means Zero

    Directed by Jason Kohn
    US | 89 minutes | True Stories

Fiery tennis coach Nick Bollettieri recalls the glory days when his Florida academy produced an astonishing series of champions, including Andre Agassi. The film captures Bollettieri’s thrilling and turbulent ride with riveting on-court highlights, sharp and forthright commentary, and a special, heartfelt letter from his estranged prize pupil.

Schedule

January 5, 2018 6:45 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 6, 2018 12:15 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 10, 2018 10:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Fiercely competitive coach Nick Bollettieri, now 86, reminisces about the glory days of his Florida tennis academy, which produced a series of champions unlikely ever to be equaled, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Monica Seles. His players acknowledge Bollettieri’s greatness as a teacher while also attesting to the character flaws that propelled him through eight marriages, financial turmoil and broken bonds with some of his athletes.

No player meant more to Bollettieri than Andre Agassi, the kid from Las Vegas with astounding natural talent and an irrepressible rebel streak. Bollettieri molded Agassi into a champion, transforming him from a fearless teen with an ’80s mullet into the world’s number one player before their relationship fell apart. Love Means Zero traces that exhilarating and tumultuous arc with vintage highlights, frank critiques of Bollettieri’s obsessive will to win, and an emotional letter from Agassi to his mentor that achieves the minor miracle of melting the coach’s bluster and ego.

In competition for the Schlesinger Award.

film details

Director: Jason Kohn
Producers: Amanda Branson Gill, Jason Kohn, Anne White, Jill Mazursky, David Styne
Cinematographers: Eduardo Enrique Mayen
Editor: Jack Price, Michael Flores
Music: Jonathan Sadoff
Country: US
Language: English
Year: 2017
Running Time: 89 minutes

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