Emmy award-winning filmmaker Peter Nicks’ Stephen Curry: Underrated will open the 66th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) on Thursday, April 13th. Returning to the Festival for the fourth time, Nicks’ latest film is an intimate documentary of the celebrated and iconic NBA superstar Stephen Curry.
Premiering to critical acclaim at Sundance, the film traces Curry’s spectacular rise from Davidson College through the thrilling 2021–22 Golden State Warriors championship season, including a wealth of behind the scenes access to a local legend.
“SFFILM has been a supporter of mine from the beginning of my trilogy about Oakland institutions and I’m proud to partner with them on my latest project, which is about another Bay Area institution of sorts,” said Director, Peter Nicks. “Stephen Curry’s story is at once universal and personal, a thrilling expression of the power of pushing beyond expectations and fighting to be seen. These themes are not only woven deeply into Stephen’s story but also that of The Town itself and I’m excited to share the film soon at Oakland’s legendary Grand Lake Theater.”
Stephen Curry: Underrated is the remarkable coming-of-age story of one of the most influential, dynamic, and unexpected players in the history of basketball: Stephen Curry. This feature documentary – which blends intimate cinéma vérité, archival footage, and on-camera interviews – documents Curry’s rise from an undersized college player at a tiny backwater Division I college to a four-time NBA champion, who built one of the most dominant sports dynasties in the world.
The film will stream globally on Apple TV+ later this year.