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Who Is Stan Smith? (2024)

Opens on May 24

Director: Danny Lee Run Time: 95 min. Release Year: 2022

Country: United States
: English

World premiere at DOC NYC 2022. 

More than the namesake of one of the most iconic sneakers, Stan Smith has lived a champion’s life on and off the tennis court. Chronicling his rise from collegiate superstar to World No.1 and beyond, Smith blazed new paths for athletes, both as a fashion icon and a humanitarian. Complete with intimate first-person accounts and dynamic archival materials, Danny Lee’s film brings us closer to the man behind the shoe.

About the filmmaker:

Born and raised in Los Angeles to Korean immigrants, Danny Lee is an Emmy award-winning director, writer, and producer who grew up a culture fanatic. Known for sharp storytelling, authenticity, and an innovative style, Lee helmed Who is Stan Smith (2024) and 30 for 30: Friedman’s Shoes (2016). In 2004, Lee made his debut with the critically acclaimed Rock Fresh, an intimate documentary about graffiti artists making the leap to commercial art. Variety singled it out as one of the films to watch at AFI Fest ahead of its broadcast premiere on Showtime. Who is Stan Smith (2024) is Lee’s feature debut.

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