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This Is What They Want

About the Film

When Jimmy Connors arrived at the 1991 U.S. Open, the one-time tennis superstar was eight years removed from his last Grand Slam title, ranked 174th in the world, and approaching his 39th birthday. But on the verge of a first-round exit, Connors unexpectedly re-captured his magic, embarking on an extraordinary run than included an epic contest with Aaron Krickstein. THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT not only illuminates this improbable march past a series of talented and youthful adversaries, but also explores how Connors became a provocative personality who helped make tennis a high-octane spectator sport.

About the Director

Filmmakers Brian Koppelman and David Levien have been writing, directing and producing movies since 1997.  Among their films are ROUNDERS, SOLITARY MAN, OCEAN'S THIRTEEN, THE ILLUSIONIST, RUNAWAY JURY, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE and KNOCKAROUND GUYS.  This October, RUNNER RUNNER, a film they wrote and produced, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake will open nationwide and THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT, the documentary the pair directed,  about Jimmy Connors’ historic run at the 1991 US Open, will air as part of ESPNs celebrated 30 for 30 series. Levien, who’s also a novelist, is about to publish the fourth book in his Frank Behr private investigator series. Koppelman, a regular Grantland contributor, has also written for Sports Illustrated and Lucky Peach this past year.


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Film Information

Dates 10/12, 1:15pm
10/13, 4:45pm
Ticket Prices Regular - $15.00
Senior - $13.00
(+ 65 yrs)
Children - $8.00
(12 yrs & under)
Type Documentary Feature
Preceding Feature Coach (17min)
Length 50 min (67 min with short)
Year 20
Language English
Country USA
Original Title n/a
Premiere World Premiere
Links n/a

Creative Team

Director   Brian Koppleman, David Levien
Screenwriter   n/a
Producer   Libby Geist, Ted Schillinger


Jimmy Connors John McEnroe
Aaron Krickstein Patrick McEnroe
Jim Courier  

Location Information

Date 10/12, 1:15pm
Venue Regal East Hampton Cinema UA 1
Address 30 Main Street, East Hampton, NY  11937
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Date 10/13, 4:45pm
Venue Sag Harbor Cinema
Address 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY  11963
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