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San Antonio nets college basketball film "Quantum Hoops"
San Antonio will continue to be a hot spot for basketball action after the NCAA Final Four champion is crowned April 7 at the Alamodome.
On April 10, the award-winning feature-length documentary "Quantum Hoops: The Caltech Basketball Story" will open in San Antonio at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, says Kim Dixon, founder and CEO of Hollywood-based events company dominion3.
The movie, narrated by award-winning actor David Duchovny, will open in Austin on April 24 at Alamo Drafthouse's Lake Creek location.
Dixon says the film is coming off a successful run in Pasadena and Berkeley, Calif., and is set to open in Boston, Seattle and New York as it continues to receive "terrific word of mouth."
"Quantum Hoops" chronicles the final week of the 2006 Caltech basketball season, which was in the midst of a 21-year losing streak that included more than 240 consecutive conference losses.
It was a team that lacked athleticism, but not academics. The roster included more valedictorians than players with high school basketball experience.
The film takes a look at a Caltech squad that was working against incredible odds and adversity en route to what would become one of the most exciting seasons in the school's history.
Some Caltech trivia: San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich led a Pomona-Pitzer team into battle against Caltech in 1980. Caltech, which had lost 99 straight, won that game.
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