26 N Williams Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Slim's Barber Shop presents

Ball Was Life

a documentary film

Sunday, June 11
Show: 3pm
$5 suggested donation at the door*
One generation of basketball players recruits a second generation of basketball players to maintain dominance in a men’s recreational basketball league. A film filled with inspiration, laughter, and love for the game.

Sunday, June 11 @ 3pm

Free Admission
$5 suggested donation.* 


“Ball Was Life,” is a documentary film that tells the story of a group of middle-aged men who recruite their sons to maintain their dominance in the local men’s recreational basketball league.

Led by Kevin aka “Slim the Barber,” the team has played together for years, winning several championships. But with age catching up, they turn to their sons to keep their winning streak alive. The film follows their journey through the inaugural season, as they face new challenges and rivalries.

Join us for this premiere screening as a part of Raue Center’s Summer Film Series. We promise an unforgettable evening filled with inspiration, laughter, and love for the game.

Featuring: Kevin and Calvin Slimko, David Binion and David Binion Jr., Wallace, Julian and Anthony Lynch, Mike Clarke, Adam Pischke, and Sherick Simpson.


*Proceeds benefit Raue Center For The Arts and film creator Kevin “Slim” Slimko

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