Tribeca Festival is also the place for sports film lovers. This is one you cannot miss.
A film that highlights all the many exceptional generations of players of the WNBA – with unprecedented access to the WNBA archives and the New York Liberty – “Unfinished Business” tells the incredible story of twenty-five years of extraordinary talent and unmatched perseverance.
Now is a defining moment for the WNBA as it shifts from fledgling league to thriving enterprise in a world that is finally embracing its greatness. The New York Liberty began it all back in 1997, playing the first game in the new league — and now, in 2021 they are making history again, playing their entire season for the first time at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Moving between present-day action on 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. In the beginning, icons like Teresa Weatherspoon, Rebecca Lobo, Sue Wicks and Kym Hampton had to fight for the WNBA’s very right to exist while also delivering electric performances on court; today’s stars such as Betnijah Laney, Sabrina Ionescu and Didi Richards offer striking parallels, fighting for social justice while still dazzling the world with their skill and athleticism. These dynamic women and their league have accomplished so much both on the court and off, and yet as they acknowledge, much remains to be done.