SHERMAN OAKS ROBERTO CLEMENTE NEW & IMPROVED FINISHED FILM SCREENING
Come See the 1st Finished Feature Film on the life of Roberto Clemente Saturday April 26th, at SHERMAN OAKS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, screening at 7:00 p.m. Make reservations at www.brownpapertickets.com Actor Isaac Bar-jonah, who portrays Manny "Sangy" Sanguillen in the film is our guest today.
Olympian high-jumper Jamie Nieto plays Roberto Clemente, & Project Runway Winner Marilinda Rivera plays Vera. The film is a love story showing Clemente's love for his family, his team, his fans, and for the disadvantaged poor whom he died helping. Cast & crew will be there in person for Q/A & director will perform film's theme song live.
On New Year's Eve 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver food and medical supplies to Nicaragua after a devastating earthquake.
Anyone who saw Clemente, as he played with a beautiful fury, will never forget him. He was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. His career ended with three thousand hits, the magical three-thousandth coming in his final at-bat.
Academy Award-considered filmmaker Richard Rossi grew up in Pittsburgh, watching the Great Roberto play for the Pirates. Rossi will bring his childhood baseball hero back to life in 'Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories,' an unauthorized biographical movie based on public domain records that is destined to become a modern classic.
Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories ' blends baseball with a redemptive story of sacrifice. In the words of the Gospel of John, "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."