Bowling Blind is a 35-minute documentary film that chronicles the misadventures of the Metropolitan Blind Bowlers. The league, comprised of mostly low-income, minority New York City residents, are the Bad News Bears of bowling. They bowl on a small, two-lane alley in the basement of Visions Selis Manor on 23rd street in Manhattan (where most of the bowlers live). The lanes frequently breakdown and are in dire need of repair. But this doesn’t stop the Metropolitans. For 30 weeks a year, this rag tag team of bowlers keep on rolling.
This year they're rolling to the National Blind Bowling Tournament in Denver. But due the league's perpetual lack of funding, they don't have enough money to cover expenses for the trip. And for most in the league, straying from their fixed incomes to attend the tournament is out of the question. But just like their busted up old lanes, lack of money won't stop them from doing what they love. Bowling Blind follows the league as they raise money and bowl their way to the national tournament.
Winner Best Short / Different From What Film Festival
Official Selection / Hot Springs International Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection / Lighthouse International Film Festival