SPONSORED BY THE SAN RAFAEL PACIFICS
SUNDAYS, APRIL 24 – MAY 29

Brush off your cleats, straighten your cap and step up to the plate for a smorgasbord of movies celebrating America’s Pastime.

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FIELD OF DREAMS
SUNDAY APRIL 24 • 4:15

“If you build it, he will come,” is the mysterious refrain compelling Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) to build a baseball diamond in his cornfield, a project that ultimately attracts the spirits of Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) and other banned players from the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal. Based on the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, this classic fantasy also stars Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster. Writer/Director: Phil Alden Robinson. Rated PG. (US 1989) 107 min.

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MONEYBALL
SUNDAY, MAY 1 • 4:15

Directed by Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) and written by Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, this adaptation of Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics, who, with assistant manager Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), uses sabermetrics to build a winning team on a limited budget. Nominated for six Oscars, this widely acclaimed film also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt and Robin Wright. Rated PG-13. (US 2011) 133 min.

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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
SUNDAY, MAY 8 • 4:15

Directed by Penny Marshall, this lively and touching comedy-drama is a fictionalized account of the creation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943, when World War II threatened to shut down Major League Baseball. Our dream team includes Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O’Donnell, managed by a crusty Tom Hanks. Rated PG. (US 1992) 128 min.

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THE NATURAL
SUNDAY, MAY 15 • 4:15

Based on the novel by Bernard Malamud, director Barry Levinson’s baseball classic stars Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs, a “natural” in the early 1920s, whose promising career is waylaid by tragedy. 16 years later, he attempts a comeback. The stellar cast also includes Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey and Richard Farnsworth. Randy Newman contributes a memorable score. Rated PG. (US 1984) 137 min.

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BULL DURHAM
SUNDAY, MAY 22 • 4:15

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This celebrated baseball movie and ribald romantic comedy stars Kevin Costner as a veteran catcher hired by the minor league Durham Bulls to coach rookie Tim Robbins for the majors, and Susan Sarandon is a local baseball groupie who initially targets Robbins for seduction. Writer-director Ron Shelton was himself a former minor-leaguer. Rated R. (US 1988) 108 min.

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EIGHT MEN OUT
SUNDAY, MAY 29 • 5:30

35mm PRINT!

Writer/director John Sayles tackles the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal, in which the Chicago White Sox lost the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds and eight White Sox players were later accused of throwing the series for money. The terrific ensemble of actors includes John Cusack, David Strathairn, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, James Read, Perry Lang and D.B. Sweeney as Shoeless Joe. (US 1988) 119 min.

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