Film Screening - Ping Pong (2012)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (GMT)
Leeds, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
8 players. 703 years between them.
White Cloth Gallery in partnership with Sneaky experience are very excited to bring you ‘Ping Pong’, a moving and amusing documentary. "It is about ageing, mortality, friendship, ambition and love. The stories stay with you for hours, weeks, after the credits have rolled. But perhaps its most powerful achievement is to leave us with a more humane conception of sport, and of life itself." Matthew Syed - The Times.
Feel free to come straight from work, our bar and café have a great selection of freshly prepared food and taste tantalising cocktails. Here at the gallery we want to create a relaxed atmosphere for you to sit back and enjoy food, drink and films.
You can also expect a few sneaky surprises on the night, so keep your eyes peeled on our facebook and twitters;
Doors at 6pm, film starts at 6.30
8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
Terry (81) having been given a week to live, gets in sight of winning gold. Inge (89) has used table tennis to train her way out of the dementia ward she committed herself to. Australian legend Dorothy deLow is 100, and finds herself a mega celebrity in this rarefied world and Texan Lisa Modlich, a new-comer at 85 years old, is determined to do whatever it takes to win her first gold. This film is as much about the tenacity of the human spirit as it is a meditation on mortality.