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Chilmark, Ma
United States

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The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival is more than movies. They produce community events, educational programs, and films that spark discussion, debate, and action. They screen films year-round in Chilmark, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

The Battered Bastards Of Baseball

Dir. Chapman Way

Dir. Chapman Way

The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Dinner and a Movie - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
7:00 P.M. dinner & live music / 8:00 P.M. feature film
Chilmark Community Center

With director Chapman Way, producer Juliana Lembi, and film subject Steven "Doc" Katz

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Dirs. Chapman Way and Maclain Way
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 73 min.

With baseball, it’s all for love of the game. This heartwarming and hilarious film documents one of the great true stories about America’s underdogs—in this case, the Portland Mavericks of 1973. Hollywood’s Bing Russell bought a field in Oregon and created the only independent Single-A baseball team in the U.S. He was told it would never work, but attracting the attention and desire of players nationwide, Bing’s team of misfits was soon climbing the ranks and playing ball with the major leagues, proving to themselves—and everybody else—that independent spirit can beat the odds.


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