Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1

Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 (2018)

This is the story of Air Jordan 1, the shoe that tapped a cultural nerve deep inside a generation, unlocked the voice of so many voiceless and transcended sports to become a global phenomenon. Beyond the shoe’s iconic image and deeper than the legend of its namesake – Michael Jordan – UNBANNED: THE LEGEND OF AJ1 explores AJ1’s role in giving birth to sneaker culture, re-shaping the game of basketball and the very identity of the NBA“- Lionsgate at Home

District Grade:B+
District Category:Niche
Sub-Genres:Sports, Nostalgia, Pop Culture
Run Time:90 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

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It revolutionized the business of the professional athlete as a brand and radically disrupted a generation to define our modern global culture on and off the court. Through a riveting journey of powerful voices that also include Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, actor Anthony Anderson, DJ and record producer DJ Khaled across all aspects of culture from then and now, the film chronicles the shoe’s explosive impact on history and our modern world“- Lionsgate at Home


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The District’s Quick Hits

Awards:N/A
Where To Stream:Hulu
Director:Dexton Deboree
Starring: Michael Jordan, Mark Wahlberg, Carmelo Anthony, Spike Lee, Michael B. Jordan, DJ Khaled, Chuck D
Where To Stream sections are based on the films location at the time of the article’s published date. Some films may no longer be available on certain streaming services.

Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1

2018
90 Minutes
Niche
Final Grade: B+
Now Streaming On: Hulu ($)

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