Knuckleball! NYC Premiere
Due to the postponement of the Mets game on September 18th to September 20th, R.A. Dickey is unable to attend the Q&A following the screenings. Tim Wakefield, Phil Niekro, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg will still participating in a post screening Q&A. There will be no refunds issued.
You can still see Knuckleball! at the IFC Center from September 21-27! For tickets and showtimes, please visit www.ifccenter.com
Ticket prices are $30 each. The cost covers one ticket for the ticket buyer as well as one ticket to the screening and popcorn and a beverage for students from:
THE BRONX CHARTER SCHOOL FOR EXCELLENCE
CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY
NEW YORK CARES
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with:
R.A. Dickey, Tim Wakefield, Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg
From acclaimed filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback; Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work) this heartfelt, funny and deeply engaging film delves into the legendary subculture of the knuckleball and the brotherhood of men who share the drive, imagination and humility to throw baseball's slowest, most disrespected pitch.
Filmed throughout the 2011 season with extraordinary access from Major League Baseball, the story follows 37 year-old R.A. Dickey (New York Mets, now a 2012 All-Star) and 18-year veteran Tim Wakefield (now retired), the oldest player in the major leagues and an icon of the Boston Red Sox. Knuckleball! details their personal and professional triumphs of the season, while exploring the bond between these two active pitchers and their only allies, the five living retired knuckleballers: Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough, Wilbur Wood, Jim Bouton and Tom Candiotti. Knuckleball! tells the story of these extraordinary men, and the sacrifices they made to a pitch that would come to define their lives.
Interviews include beat reporters, columnists and writers like Ben McGrath, Roger Angell and Tony Massarotti; catchers Jason Varitek, Doug Mirabelli, and Josh Thole, as well as familiar icons Derek Jeter, Terry Francona, Joe Torre, Carlos Beltran and Buck Showalter.
Rich with footage from deep within the Major League Baseball archive, we get a glimpse of the resonance of baseball through a single pitch. KNUCKLEBALL! shines a light on the matchless journey shared by a small brotherhood of men, and the undervalued pursuits of honor, craftsmanship, and survival.
IFC Center (View)
323 6th Avenue @ 3rd Street
New York, NY 10014
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|