Chasing Great is the fascinating documentary about New Zealand rugby legend Richie McCaw who is regarded as one of the greatest rugby players and greatest athletes of all time. The film weaves McCaw’s life story into his final season as captain of the All Blacks, revealing the determination and mental toughness of an international sporting legend who still sees himself as an ‘ordinary guy’ from small town New Zealand.
RICHIE McCAW:CHASING GREAT
Friday March 9, 2018 @8PM
Missing football already?! It's time to discover Rugby. It's the fastest growing sport in America. On Friday, March 9, we're presenting the Connecticut premier of the documentary film Chasing Great about rugby superstar Richie McCaw.
The top-grossing documentary in New Zealand of all time about one of the greatest athletes of all time who was the captain of the All Blacks, the winningest rugby team of all time!
In 2015 McCaw was 34 years old — old by professional sport standards with everyone asking when he’s going to retire. Before his career ends Richie McCaw sets his sights on a risk-all attempt to win the Rugby World Cup back to back. No team has won it a second time in a row. No captain has won it twice. He will either end his career on an impossibly high note or take a nation’s dreams down with him. Chasing Great follows Richie McCaw through his final season as he attempts to captain the All Blacks to the first ever-back-to back World Cup win.
Until now Richie McCaw’s achievements have been well documented, but little is known about the man himself. He has never courted the media and remains intensely private. Chasing Great takes the audience inside his world for the first time and what emerges is a very personal insight into high level international sport and a revealing psychological profile of the mind of a champion.
With unprecedented access to Richie, documentary filmmakers Michelle Walshe and Justin Pemberton followed Richie McCaw for the final season as captain of the New Zealand All Blacks. His family’s remarkable video archive and candid interviews with those who know him best complete the story of how a shy farm boy went on to be a sporting legend and hero to a nation.