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Jack Johnson, the Big Fights (1970)

90m; U.S.

Director: William Cayton

Synopsis: Story of black boxer who was forced into exile in 1910.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Blacks, Documentary, Sports

 

Extra Innings – A History of Coalfield Baseball (1994)

90m; U.S.

Synopsis: The history of America’s favorite pastime as it was played by the men who dug America’s coal in the 1930’s and 40’s. Practically every coal town in WV. had a baseball team and Sunday was spent at the ball diamond every Sunday. Some of the finest athletes that played professional ball starred as players in the coal leagues. Many other fine WV. athletes received offers to play professional ball, but decided to stay in the coal fields for a variety of reasons. Listen to some of the reasons and some fascinating memories of the games and times. A look back through extensive use of photographs from the turn of the century through the beginning of WW II.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Documentary, Sports, Working Class

 

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Squash (2002)

French; 27m
directed and written by Lionel Bailliu. The film has won multiple awards at film festivals and was nominated for an Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film category in 2004. The film stars Malcolme Conrath as Alexandre and Eric Savin as Charles.

Depicts an increasingly aggressive squash game between two businessmen, Alexandre and his boss, Charles. The game is presented as a metaphor for office politics.

 

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Politics, Sports, White Collar

 

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

96m

Director: John Hancock

Synopsis: The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher’s terminal illness through a baseball season.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Drama, Sports