Mina T. Son and Sara Newens’ electric feature debut thrusts its viewers into the fast-paced world of competitive table tennis. Entertaining and insightful, TOP SPIN highlights the dedication, passion, and sacrifice of top U.S. players Ariel Hsing, Lily Zhang, and Michael Landers as they compete to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Along the way, we’re invited to follow the triumphs and failures of these young athletes inside the stadiums and out, all before they finish high school.
DIRECTOR/EDITOR: Sara Newens (In Attendance)
FEATURING: Ariel Hsing, Michael Landers, Lily Zhang
LENGTH: 80 min
2015 CAAMFest Audience Award—Documentary Feature