Stephen Curry Doc Debuts to Capacity Crowd at Sundance Film Fest

McKillop, Curry and Richards standing together at Sundance Film Premiere

Former Davidson Men’s Head Basketball Coach Bob McKillop and former players Stephen Curry ’10 and Jason Richards '08 at the Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival, the gold medal race of the silver screen, this week welcomed Stephen Curry ’10, his former teammates and Davidson College leaders for the debut of Stephen Curry: Underrated, a deep dive into Curry’s time as a college student and rising basketball standout.

Curry and the group, including former Wildcats Head Basketball Coach Bob McKillop and Davidson President Doug Hicks, joined the crowd for the world premiere of the documentary at the packed Eccles Theater in the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah. The film festival returned to an in-person format after COVID forced a switch to two years of virtual programming. Film distributors, including streamers like Apple and Netflix, flock to the festival to snatch up hidden gems and secure worldwide rights on celebrity-fueled flicks. 

Stephen Curry laughs on stage at Sundance Film Festival Q&A

Curry was able to attend the screening Monday before heading home for a Wednesday game against the Memphis Grizzlies. His presence was met with a standing ovation.

Stephen Curry: Underrated is directed by Emmy Award-winner Peter Nicks and was produced by indie film company A24, Curry’s production company Unanimous Media, Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler and producer Erick Peyton.

During the post–screening Q&A, producer Ryan Coogler said he was inspired to bring the film to the screen by his Oakland roots. Curry and his family have made the city their home.

Peter Nicks on stage at Sundance Film Festival

Director Peter Nicks welcomed Stephen Curry and Bob McKillop on the stage after the showing for a Q&A with the audience.

Andrew Lovedale, Thomas Sander, Jason Richards at Sundance Film Fest

Curry’s 2008 teammates Thomas Sander, Jason Richards and Andrew Lovedale attended the premiere.

Stephen Curry at Sundance with Warriors Fans

The film weaves the story of Curry’s Davidson years with the Golden State Warriors’ 2021 season as they attempt to win another championship.

group of people smiling together at sundance film festival

The capacity crowd, including Davidson College President Doug Hicks, broke into applause during scenes of Curry’s 2008 and 2022 victories.

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  • January 24, 2023


  • Brandon Cruz