2012Part of Cinemateca 2012
Join us for a special screening of the new documentary BALLPLAYER: PELOTERO and post-show Q&A with director Jonathan Paley and University of Pittsburgh professor Rob Ruck, author of Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game. Complimentary pre-show cuisine from Maria Bonita.
For more showtimes of BALLPLAYER: PELOTERO, screening daily September 7-13, click here.
About the film: This compelling documentary narrated by John Leguizamo is a gritty and never before seen look inside the world of professional baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel and Jean Carlos are two of the top prospects at a training camp, and they are both about to turn 16, which means they can be signed to a farm team and ultimately move up to the big leagues. Filmmakers Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jonathan Paley take you inside this never before seen world for an up close and personal look at the cost of the American dream.
"Commendably, the film, narrated by John Leguizamo, sugarcoats nothing, and the people involved - the players, their trainers, their parents, the scouts - are remarkably forthright." -The New York Times
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Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, and Jonathan Paley
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