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Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1

Special Screenings

World Premiere

USA | 90 MINUTES | English | English subtitles


Documentary, Drama, Music, Sports, First Time Filmmaker
In 1984, the Chicago Bulls recruited an unassuming young basketball player named Michael Jordan. At the time, his place in the annals of NBA history was by no means assured—but then, he lent his name to a pair of sneakers by Nike: the now-iconic Air Jordan 1. Upon release, the shoe simultaneously scandalized the league and made its namesake a hero. Through interviews with the likes of Spike Lee, Jason Sudeikis, and Jordan himself, Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 examines the dawn of the sneaker craze and how has intersected with music, sports, celebrity, and sociopolitical issues.

—Karen Kemmerle

After the Premiere Screening: A musical tribute to the film and the Air Jordan from Kid Ink, Gizzle, and more.

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Directed by Dexton Deboree

Dexton Deboree is the co-founder of Los York and Los York Entertainment. He has worked on a wide range of projects, such as Quantum Of Solace and the Emmy®-winning Christmas special Yes, Virginia; he has also written and directed award-winning campaigns for the Jordan Brand, Nike basketball, Wilson, and Major League Soccer.
Dexton Deboree
Dexton Deboree, Stef Fink
Dexton Deboree
Corey Jenkins
Chuck D, Gary G Whiz, The Boom Clack
Alex Trudeau Viriato
Executive Producer
Martha Smith, Desmond Chen, Seth Epstein, Cooper Waterman
Associate Producer
Irene Richter
Post Production Supervisor
Nick Thomas
Spike Lee, Anthony Anderson, Chuck D, DJ Khaled, Michael Jordan, Michael B Jordan, Jason Sudeikis, Lena Waithe, Russell Westbrook


Print Source
Stefanie Fink
US Sales Contact
Kevin Iwashina
Endeavor Contact
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 246 3119
International Sales Contact
Stefanie Fink
Press Contact
Amanda Mondre
Rogers & Cowan