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Picture House Film Center in Pelham Screens Baseball Documentary

"Fastball" will be screened on Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m.
"Fastball" will be screened on Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. Photo Credit: Contributed

PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Picture House Regional Film Center in Pelham will continue its new Science on Screen film series with a screening of the new baseball documentary "Fastball" on Sunday, May 15.

Narrated by Kevin Costner, "Fastball" explores the age-old showdown between pitcher and batter. Former and current players, along with scientists and others, discuss how the magic of baseball boils down to the 396 milliseconds it takes a 100 mph fastball to reach home plate.

The documentary is a look at how the game at its highest levels of achievement transcends logic and even skill, becoming the primal struggle for man to control the uncontrollable.

Following the screening, Clayton Bushong, Picture House director of programming, will moderate a discussion and Q&A with the director Jonathan Hock, who is a nine-time Emmy Award-winning producer, director, writer and editor.

Hock's first documentary feature, "Through the Fire," had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005, and his later films "The Lost Son of Havana" (2009) and "Off the Rez" (2011) also premiered there.

He has directed four documentaries for ESPN’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "30 For 30s" series, including "Unguarded," which was named Best Documentary of the year by Sports Illustrated; "The Best That Never Was" (2010); "Survive and Advance" (2013) and "Of Miracles and Men" (2015).

The Science on Screen series is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and is supported by a grant by the latter. The Picture House is one of 47 independent theaters nationwide participating in the program.

Tickets to the screening of "Fastball" and post-film discussion are $15 for general admission, $12 for members, $10 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.

The screening begins at 4 p.m.

For additional information, email info@thepicturehouse.org, or call (914)-738-3161.

The Picture House is at 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.

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