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Films & Schedules - PELOTERO


Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 2:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 1:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DIRECTOR: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jonathan Paley - UNITED STATES

In the build-up to the most important day of their lives, two young Dominican baseball players confront competition and corruption to achieve their Big League dreams. Baseball is a way of life in the Dominican Republic. From the streets to the stadiums, young boys dream of one day emerging from the dugout onto a Big League field. From the time they can walk, kids practice with rolled-up sock balls and broomsticks, waiting for the day they are old enough to sign. That day comes at age 16 when they try out for professional teams. Pelotero follows two of the nation’s most talented hopefuls and their long, rocky road towards achieving their dreams. While their stories reveal a dark side of Dominican baseball—age falsification, steroid use, unrealistic dreams, and corruption—at the heart is a story of two boys battling incredible odds to play the game they love. (73 mins.)

First Feature.

In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Sponsored by Peter Corvallis Productions.



Interests: Family Fare, Documentary.

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