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Watch Trailer for "Boys of Summer": Now on VOD

by Vanessa Martinez
July 29, 2011 9:06 AM
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Tribeca and ESPN Films documentary Boys of Summer, directed by Keith Aumont, stars Vernon Isabella and the Curaçao All-Star Team. The documentary film won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2010 NY International Latino Film Festival last summer.

This film's synopsis reads:

On a tiny Caribbean island of Curaçao, they take their Little League® Baseball very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that Manager Vernon Isabella has sent his Little League All-Stars to the Little League World Series for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. However, in the summer of 2008, the boys are faced with new challenges that could jeopardize their eighth chance at the championship. They must overcome injuries, team bickering and Puerto Rican Little League® players who’ve already matured – some have already started to grow mustaches – in order to do their team, manager, and nation proud.

The frustrated coaching staff tries everything to bring the team together, only to have the team finally unite to represent their country after a pep talk from Curaçao’s Prime Minister herself.

Though at its core, BOYS OF SUMMER is a film about baseball as a universally beloved pastime, the film is also about much more. It's about children carrying the privilege and burden of a nation's pride. It's about athletes competing at the highest level and having the time of their lives. And it’s about the unexpected camaraderie that develops between these boys as they do what they love.

To watch now, go to the Tribeca Film Festival's Boys of Summer website HERE and enter your zip code and cable provider to check for availability in your area. If not, click this link for AMAZON or VUDU to rent it online.

Check out the trailer.

Boys of Summer - Trailer from BOYS of SUMMER on Vimeo.

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2 Comments

  • ADRIAN HARRIS | July 31, 2011 6:37 AMReply

    HAIL!!! LORD MOST HIGH!!! THIS IS A TRUE STORY OF THIS BELOVED BOYS GAME AND THE INVENTION OF A "GREAT MAN". COACH EDDIE G. ROBINSON OF THE GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TIGERS. THE WINNEST COACH IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY. COACH SAID " I HAD SEEN PRESIDENT JONES(R.E.W. JONES OF GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY) PLAY BASEBALL-HE WAS A PRETTY GOOD PITCHER. SO WE BEGAN TO TALK ABOUT BASEBALL AND HE BECAME MORE RELAXED. WE TALKED ABOUT OUR FAVORITE PLAYERS IN THE NEGROE LEAGUES AND COMPARED WHO WE EACH SEEN PLAY. SOMETIMES I THINK THAT IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR BASEBALL, I MAY NOT HAVE GOTTEN THE JOB. HE ASKED ME IF I LIKED TO PLAY BASEBALL, AND I ANSWERED, "YES SIR". THEN HE GOT EXCITED. "YOU PLAY BASEBALL?" I TOLD HIM, "SURE I PLAY BASEBALL." OUT OF THE BLUE HE SAID, "I'LL STRIKE YOU OUT." THEN I SAID I'D HIT HIS BEST PITCH OUT OF THE PARK. FINALLY, I REALIZED THAT I WAS TRYING TO GET THE JOB, AND HE HAD THE JOB TO GIVE. SO I SWITCHED OVER WHEN I THOUGHT I MIGHT HIT HIS PITCHING HARD. I DIDN'T KNOW IF I COULD HIT HIM, BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE ANY CHANCES. PRESIDENT JONES HIRED ME AFTER TELLING ME ONE MORE TIME THAT HE WAS STILL GOING TO STRIKE ME OUT. IT SEEMED LIKE AN UNUSUAL WAY TO HIRE SOMEONE, BUT I THINK DR. JONES THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD WAY TO SEE MY CHARACTER. ----AS YOU NOW KNOW--HE GOT THE JOB, COACH OF THE GRAMBLING TIGERS. BYE Y'ALL.

  • James Madison | July 29, 2011 12:33 PMReply

    Curious to see this.

    Thanks for posting.

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