Jon Bunning Films


The Tables Short Documentary 15 minutes Director: Jon Bunning Varsity 2 Thu 12:20 pm, Varsity 2 Sat 09:50 am, Varsity 2 Sun 9:20 pm, Varsity 1 Mon 3:00 pm, Varsity 2 Mon 6:20 pm Plays with: Balloonfest, Kish, Pickle, Plea, The Boatman, The Function of Music, The Last Leatherman of the Vale of Cashmere, The Man is the Music

World Premiere

A pair of outdoor ping pong tables draws players from disparate groups to a park in the heart of New York City. From the homeless to investment bankers to gang members—they all come for the love of the game. Playing through wind, dust, or rain, powerful and surprising connections are made and a heartwarming community is formed. 


Director’s Statement: Jon Bunning 

When I discovered the tables, I was immediately drawn to the diverse group of characters who played there, but I connected with one person in particular, an older African American gentlemen who unbeknownst to me at the time was in fact homeless. He had such a captivating personality and was instrumental in helping me make the film.​
 

Short Docs sponsored by Ashland Home Net/Project A (Jim Teece & Dena Matthews)