R.A. Dickey: Film Star?
New York Mets starter R.A. Dickey is known for throwing his excellent knuckleball, fondness of Star Wars trivia and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Next up on his resume: film star. As David Lennon of Newsday explains in a recent article, an upcoming documentary on Dickey's career path is sure to impress.
Dickey's life and career is closely examined, along with retired Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, in the upcoming movie "Knuckleball!" The title is self-explanatory. But the game footage and ultraslow dissection of the pitch shot with customized cameras and new video technology cannot be described adequately with words.
Knuckleball! (directed by Ricki Stern) will be one of the films shown for the Spotlight portion of the Tribeca Film Festival, which focuses on 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that showcase the broad range of films at the festival. The eleventh installment of the Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 18-29. Founded in 2002, the Tribeca Film Festival seeks to retain the exuberance of lower Manhattan while embracing New York City as an important part of the film industry culture.
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