Ballplayer: Pelotero

Opens Friday, July 13
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1hr 17mins // directed by:Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jonathan Paley

Pelotero is on the front page of the July 10 edition of The Boston Globe! Click here to read the article.

In the run-up to the most important day of their lives, two young Dominican baseball players confront competition and corruption to achieve their Big-League dreams.

For 16-year-old Dominican baseball players, or Peloteros, the only real chance to escape crushing poverty comes every July 2nd, the day they become eligible to sign professional baseball contracts. Ballplayer: Pelotero provides an intimate portrait of two prospects as they navigate the calculating, mercenary and often corrupt elements that surround Major League Baseball's recruitment of the island's top talent.

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"(A) well-crafted, bravely revealing little film that could be considered essential education for baseball fans." - Janice Page

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