EoM Presents: A Conversation with “The Long Game” director Julio Quintana. [SXSW]

EoM contributor Lindsey Dunn speaks with Julio Quintana, the director of The Long Game, debuting in its world premiere at SXSW 2023. The Long Game was written by Quintana, Jennifer C. Stetson, and Paco Farias, based on the novel Mustang Miracle by Humberto G. Garcia.


THE LONG GAME director Julio Quintana.

Quintana started his career working under the direction of Terrence Malick. In this interview, they talk about lessons he gleaned from working with Malick and how he then went on to create his own unique style of filmmaking. They also discuss how his own background informed the way he framed the movie, as well as how he approached filming the sport of golf in a way that viewers would find engaging. 

If you prefer an audio version, you can listen to the full interview here:

Official Synopsis:

JB Peña arrives in Del Rio, TX, eager to start his new job as school superintendent at San Felipe High School and thrilled at the prospect of playing golf at the prestigious Del Rio Country Club. But when the club management rejects his application due to his skin color, JB takes comfort in training a group of Latino caddies how to excel at perhaps the most exclusive game of all. Based on a true story, The Long Game is a feel-good, triumphant story about an underdog team who became state champions. The movie stars Jay Hernandez, Dennis Quaid, Cheech Marin, Julian Works, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Brett Cullen, Oscar Nuñez, Richard Robichaux, and Paulina Chavez.

Screening during SXSW 2023.

For more information, head to the official SXSW The Long Game webpage.

SXSW 2023

Lindsey Dunn is the founder of 1 Of My Stories and is a member of the NCFCA and SEFCA. As an ALA-accredited librarian and lover of film, she’s convinced that finding the right story at the right time can change hearts and lives. Find Lindsey on Twitter, Instagram, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, SoundCloud, and Letterboxd @1ofmystories.

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  1. “The Long Game” falls short in its telling of an inspired by real life story. [SXSW] – Elements of Madness

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