Vince Carter biopic to be shown at Toronto film fest
Vince Carter’s illustrious career will head to the big screen and it’s only fitting it will be first shown where it all began.
A documentary titled ”The Carter Effect” will be featured at the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be held on Sept. 7-17.
As confirmed by the Toronto Star, the biopic, directed by Sean Menard, will delve into Carter’s undeniable impact in Canada during his six years as a member of the Toronto Raptors basketball team from 1998 to 2004.
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 9, 2017
Dubbed as “Vinnsanity” and “Air Canada” for his off-the-charts, high-flying antics, the current Sacramento Kings guard played a monumental role in putting the once obscure expansion franchise on the basketball map and into a legitimate playoff contender in the Eastern Conference in the early 2000s.
The dynamic eight-time All-Star also become one of, if not the best dunker of all time—punctuated by his now iconic performance at the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk contest.
The film will also go through Carter’s ugly split with the team, after he left for the New Jersey Nets in 2004.
Now 41 years old, Carter may no longer possess the same youthful athleticism he once had, but he continues to be an effective player in the league.
He also helped raise the popularity of the sport in the hockey-dominated country and helped foster a generation of today’s brightest Canadian stars including Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, Kelly Olynyk, Cory Joseph and Jamal Murray. Khristian Ibarrola /ra
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