New Documentary “Unfinished Business” Details WNBA History


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Alison Klayman’s Documentary Shows Formation and History of WNBA

ENSPIRE Contributor: Daniel Garritson

Unfinished Business is a new definitive documentary about the formation and quarter-century history of the WNBA, culminating in the New York Liberty’s dramatic 2021 season. The producers behind the feature film recently announced that it will have a theatrical release at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn from May 12– May 18. The doc, which premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, will also be available on Amazon Prime Video beginning on May 13 and will have a special broadcast on ESPN2 on Sunday, May 14.

Moving between present-day action on the court and the many dramatic struggles across the WNBA’s quarter-century history, Unfinished Business is a joyful and moving exploration of the league’s relentless push towards equality in elite sport. With unprecedented access to the WNBA archives and the New York Liberty, Unfinished Business highlights the many exceptional generations of players of the WNBA to tell the incredible story of twenty-five years of extraordinary talent and unmatched perseverance. 

The film features interviews with New York Liberty athletes Teresa Weatherspoon, Rebecca Lobo, Sue Wicks, Kym Hampton, Crystal Robinson, Betnijah Laney, Sabrina Ionescu, Didi Richards, Sami Whitcomb, Michaela Onyenwere, Jazmine Jones, Swin Cash, and Natasha Howard; the founding president of the WNBA Val Ackerman, author Tamryn Spruill, musician Joan Jett, and many more.

Unfinished Business is directed by Alison Klayman, who also directed Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The Brink, Jagged and White Hot, which just debuted on Netflix this April. She has contributed to PBS Frontline, National Public Radio, and The New York Times. Klayman focuses on intimate stories with grand figures and frames the quarter-century history of the WNBA through the New York Liberty.

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