'The Other Dream Team' poster is released

August, 9, 2012
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[+] EnlargeThe Other Dream Tream
Courtesy of The Film Arcade
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the United States) at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis were poster boys for their oppressor’s sports machine. Four year later, after the fall of the Soviet Union, they emerged as symbols of democracy, helping their country break free from the shackles of Communism, and willing newly independent Lithuania to the medal stand at the Barcelona Olympics. The ’92 Lithuanian team won fans around the world for its hard-nosed play, its underdog story and its unusual connection with the Grateful Dead and the tie-dye warmups. “The Other Dream Team” documents the Lithuanians’ experiences behind the Iron Curtain for 50 years, where elite athletes were subjected to brutalities of Communist rule. The movie opens Sept. 28, and today the promotional poster was released.

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