JockDocs Finale--Baseball!!!

JockDocs Finale--Baseball!!!

Curated by Laura Coxson

Tuesday, March 29th, 7:30pm


Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No

James Blagden and Christopher Isenberg, 2010, 5 minutes

In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, this is the animated tale of Dock Ellis' s legendary LSD no-hitter.

Animator James Blagden in attendance


Lost Son of Havana

Jonathan Hock, 2009, 102 minutes

At the age of 67, Luis Tiant has come back to Cuba, the island he had left at age 20 for a trip he thought would last a month and became nearly a half‐century. But is this still home? What is home for an exile that becomes a star in his new land, leaving former teammates to play for their government and country in isolation and poverty? What is home for a man who never had a sister or brother and whose parents are dead? Where can he go to sort out the guilt and the glory? And is it too late?

Winner “Best Film 2009” at the Baseball Film Festival.

Filmmaker Jonathan Hock in attendance!  Q&A to follow.


Quarterback Princess

Wednesday, January 26th, 7:30pm

Curated by Laura Coxson

Jock Docs: Under the Influence of Dave Zirin

Quarterback Princess

Dir. Noel Black, 1983, 96 min.


Quarterback Princess is a fact-based drama about Tami Maida, a teenage girl from Canada who, in 1981 became a quarterback for the boys' junior varsity football team while living briefly in Oregon, and not only led the squad to a winning season but also was crowned homecoming princess, gave young TV veteran Helen Hunt her first starring role. Filmed on location in McMinnville, Oregon.

Q & A with Dave Zirin

Not Just a Game

Tuesday, January 25th, 7:30pm

Jock Docs: Under of the Influence of Dave Zirin

Curated by Laura Coxson

Not Just a Game

Dir. Jeremy Earp, 2010, 62 min.

We've been told again and again that sports and politics don't mix, that games are just games and athletes should just "shut up and play." But according to Nation magazine sports editor Dave Zirin, this notion is just flat-out wrong. In Not Just a Game, the powerful new documentary based on his bestselling book The People's History of Sports in the United States, Zirin argues that far from providing merely escapist entertainment, American sports have long been at the center of some of the major political debates and struggles of our time. In a fascinating tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture, Zirin first traces how American sports have glamorized militarism, racism, sexism, and homophobia, then excavates a largely forgotten history of rebel athletes who stood up to power and fought for social justice beyond the field of play. The result is as deeply moving as it is exhilarating: nothing less than an alternative history of political struggle in the United States as seen through the games its people have played.

Q&A with Dave Zirin

Sugar Hill Ale Reception to Follow