Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk
Showing: Sunday 10th November at 7pm
Director: Jason Buffa
Cast: Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Bill Murray
Genre: Sport, Documentary
Runtime: 1h 20m
Lively, respectful documentary, popping with incredible golfing footage (& narrated by none other than Bill Murray); Loopers cleverly interweaves history with personality, in telling a well-picked handful of specifically amazing golfer/caddie pairings stories, their fascinating relationships laid bare for the audience.
In what is a long overdue nod to these shadowy figures – let’s face it, every golfer’s most important & invaluable teammate - Jason Baffa’s incisive film tightens the lens on the bag-carriers, their thoughts, and the deeply personal relationship they develop with these household names during hours spent together walking the courses – psychologist, confidante, advisor,Calling in at the iconic courses of Pebble Beach, Augusta National, St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Prestwick, Ballybunion, and Lahinch, this visual tour de force closely examines & dissects the role of the caddie with warmth and wit, and is a must watch document of the game of golf from a perspective previously unexplored – it makes for delightful viewing, even if you’re not a huge golf fan.