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Screening of "Ballplayer: Pelotero"
Location: The ShowRoom
Description: Ballplayer: Pelotero
Rated (NR), 77 minutes
Wednesday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m.
In short: For 16-year-old Dominican baseball players, or Peloteros, the only chance to escape 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 and often corrupt elements that surround Major League Baseballís recruitment of the islandís top talent.
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