Friday, October 26, 2012

“Not Exactly Cooperstown” - New Baseball Documentary Free Screening

So, the World Series is over and now there really isn't any Baseball to watch.  So, what do you do?

Well, The South Pasadena Public Library might have the answer- at least for one evening.

On Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room that is located at 1115 El Centro Street they will have a free screening of a new Baseball documentary called “Not Exactly Cooperstown.”  The program is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and the Baseball Reliquary. Doors open at 6:30 PM and there will be a Q&A session with the filmmaker, Jon Leonoudakis

Go here for more information about this event.  A website for the documentary can be found here.

Based upon a brief description provided by the library, I think this is a must see.
“The Reliquary’s approach to the game is very different,” says Leonoudakis (the filmmaker). “It loves baseball, but not reverentially. The Reliquary is run by people steeped in the arts who operate it as a grass-roots affair. The organization fosters an appreciation of American history and culture through the lens of baseball.” Jon spent a year in the life of the Reliquary, “to see what makes it tick,” and to share the results. Leonoudakis calls his film “a star-spangled journey into the heart and soul of baseball that can’t be quantified by numbers.” 

“Cooperstown is for statistics, and the Reliquary is for stories and the great characters of the game,” producer/director Leonoudakis adds. “My documentary is an unorthodox look at America’s most orthodox game. “This isn’t your father’s baseball documentary,” says Jon. “My film is a bold stew of Americana, folklore, scandal, fandom, poetry, sport, and art.” Interviews with a cavalcade of experts, fans,  and  free-thinkers abound, including former major league pitchers Jim Bouton (Ball Four) and Bill “Spaceman” Lee,  as well as the San Diego Chicken, filmmaker Ron Shelton (Bull Durham), author Arnold Hano (A Day in the Bleachers),  and Terry Cannon, the Executive Director and founder of the Reliquary.
This event is now in the Blue Heaven CalendarGo there to check out other events in the southland.

BTW, this screening was originally scheduled for November 1st, but has since been moved to November 9th due to a potential conflict with the World Series.

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  1. Are you going to this? This looks like it could be fun. I may roll.

    1. Unfortunately, I live too far away to be able to go to this.


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