POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Top Spin is a documentary film about three teenage athletes with Olympic dreams in competitive ping pong. A class screening of the film may complement a Health or Language Arts curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, the film will challenge students to think critically about balance, competition, and what it means to make sacrifices in pursuit of a dream. Discussion questions and supplemental materials facilitate further research into related topics such as peer to peer interactions, American culture and the transition to adulthood.