San Quentin Prison Baseball Team Documentary Screens in SF

Hi all,

I’m going to go ahead & revise this posting directly. Bad Boys of Summer, a documentary I field produced & helped shoot, sold out its first two screenings & garnered a great feature in the SF Chronicle arts section. I saw it, completed, last nite for the first time & the director/producers did a great job. Five encore presentations have been added. See the 2nd comment. I hope some of you will be able to go see it.

Best,

Antonia

2 thoughts on “San Quentin Prison Baseball Team Documentary Screens in SF

  1. wiseorchid

    hi all – the wed. screening sold out so Film Arts Foundation added a 2nd screening Friday. i won’t be at this one but FYI:

    FILM ARTS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES
    ADDED BADS BOYS OF SUMMER SCREENING

    WHAT: A special screening of BAD BOYS OF SUMMER,
    followed by Q&A
    WHEN: Friday July 20, 2007 @ 7:00pm
    WHERE: Ninth Street Media Consortium, Screening Room
    145 Ninth Street, # 104
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Tickets $8/$6 for Film Arts or YBCA members. Cash
    and checks only.

    SPACE IS LIMITED. Please contact Reynaldi Lolong,
    True Stories Program Manager,
    at 415-552-8760 x304, or via e-mail:
    reynaldi@filmarts.org if you would like to attend.

    July 11, 2007 – San Francisco, CA – Film Arts
    Foundation is excited to announce an encore
    presentation of Bad Boys Of Summer, to be held on
    Friday July 20, 2007 @ 7:00pm, at the Screening Room
    of the Ninth Street Media Consortium. In attendance
    for the post-screening Q&A will be Elliot Smith, the
    player/manager for the Oaks, San Quentin’s rival
    baseball team. The Oaks play the San Quentin Giants on
    opening day every year. Also in attendance will be
    scorekeeper Alison Harrington, with other guests TBA.

    Originally programmed as part of Film Art’s
    award-winning True Stories Documentary Series at Yerba
    Buena Center for the Arts, Bad Boys Of Summer is a
    feature documentary that follows the charismatic coach
    of the San Quentin Giants through his final season
    with the prison baseball program, as he tries to
    change the lives of the men on his team. By peeling
    back the layers of their dark personal histories, he
    reveals their inner core as human beings. In the
    process, he gives a startling new face to our national
    pastime. Bad Boys Of Summer brings together inmates,
    guards, parolees and their families, and shows us a
    side of the prison system few ever could imagine, and
    for those that live it, they will see it anew when
    they see the film for the first time.

    Bad Boys of Summer marks the fourth documentary
    collaboration between filmmakers Loren Mendell and
    Tiller Russell through their production company Angry
    Young Ranch. Founded in 2001, the company’s slate of
    films includes the IDA Award nominee Cockfight (PBS),
    Change Up (Discovery), and One Strong Arm (A&E Indie
    Films). This is their first feature length film. More
    information can be found at http://www.angryyoungranch.com.

  2. antonia

    hi all –

    FYI:

    ———
    Following the great feature in Wednesday’s San Francisco Chronicle
    (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/18/DDG3PR1G1N1.DTL&type=movies)
    and two sold out screenings in San Francisco…

    FILM ARTS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES
    FIVE ADDED BAD BOYS OF SUMMER SCREENINGS

    July 19, 2007 – San Francisco, CA – After two highly successful sold-out screenings, Film Arts Foundation is excited to announce five encore presentations of Bad Boys Of Summer, to be held at the Screening Room of the Ninth Street Media Consortium. The added screenings will be on Saturday July 21, Sunday July 22, Monday July 23, Wednesday July 25, and Friday July 27. Each screening will begin at 7:30pm.

    Originally programmed as part of Film Art’s award-winning True Stories Documentary Series at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bad Boys Of Summer is a feature documentary that follows the charismatic coach of the San Quentin Giants through his final season with the prison baseball program, as he tries to change the lives of the men on his team. By peeling back the layers of their dark personal histories, he reveals their inner core as human beings. In the process, he gives a startling new face to our national pastime. Bad Boys Of Summer brings together inmates, guards, parolees and their families, and shows us a side of the prison system few ever could imagine, and for those that live it, they will see it anew when they see the film for the first time.

    Bad Boys of Summer marks the fourth documentary collaboration between filmmakers Loren Mendell and Tiller Russell through their production company Angry Young Ranch. Founded in 2001, the company’s slate of films includes the IDA Award nominee Cockfight (PBS), Change Up (Discovery), and One Strong Arm (A&E Indie Films). This is their first feature length film. More information can be found at http://www.badboysofsummer.com.

    Tickets to Bad Boys Of Summer are $8/$6 for students and seniors, and can be purchased through the Film Arts website (www.filmarts.org) beginning at 12 noon on Friday July 20. For more information, contact Reynaldi Lolong, True Stories Program Manager, at 415-552-8760 x304 or via e-mail at reynaldi@filmarts.org

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