‘Chasing Great’ has its state premiere in Danbury

March 2, 2018 GMT

The Hearst Movie & a Martini film club will see an acclaimed new sports documentary at the Palace Theatre in Danbury.

“Chasing Great” profiles New Zealand rugby legend Richie McCaw and the impact his sport has had on the culture of the country. Rugby holds an honored place in New Zealand similar to football in the United States. The movie was an enormous hit in its homeland, but also has drawn praise internationally for its intimate view of a sport and a sportsman.

The film weaves an account of McCaw’s life into footage of his last season as captain of the All Blacks.

The Palace Theatre, 165 Main St., Danbury. Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. $15. 203-794-9944, thepalacedanbury.com