ThinkFilm countered a Tuesday unspooling of “Murderball,” which depicts the gritty sport of wheelchair rugby, with a serene and plush poolside after-party.
Revelers gathered around the dimly lit pool at Westwood’s W Hotel to toast the bow of the docu, which nabbed two Sundance nods in January.
“Life can be worse, and it frequently has been,” noted frosh producer Jeff Mandel.
“This is the weirdest experience of my life,” mused Mark Zupan, one of the athletes featured in the doc. “We just depicted our lives and what we do. Who would have thought we’d be here now?”
ThinkFilm’s Mark Urman did.
“We’ve screened the hell out of it, and it just works,” Urman said. “It’s like we’re missionaries. Audiences come in to the theater and they’re converted.”