Baseball doc BALLHAWKS, narrated by Bill Murray
Director Mike Diedrich in attendance for post-screening Q&A
Chicago, IL – With Opening Day right around the corner, First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival continue with the award-winning baseball documentary BALLHAWKS on Tuesday, April 5th at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark beginning at 6 p.m. Narrated by Bill Murray, BALLHAWKS is the story of the men who chase baseballs and dreams on the streets outside of Wrigley Field. Director (and Ogilvy & Mather Executive Producer) Mike Diedrich will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with the audience.
BALLHAWKS is the story of the men, who for the last 90 years have chased baseball history just outside the ivy covered walls of Wrigley Field. In what could be their last year due to the shadow of Wrigley Field bleacher expansion, the Ballhawks resolve will once again be tested., Home run balls hit out of Wrigley are always valuable. But this year they could be priceless. Will the Ballhawks handle the pressure or will they wilt under the August heat, crush of the crowds and the impending expansion? Directed by Mike Diedrich, narrated by Bill Murray.
Screening Information: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 -- screening begins with a Pre-Show Cocktail Reception (sponsored by Heineken, The Hidden Shamrock on Halsted and Candid Wines) at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 North Clark) at 6 p.m. The Producers Panel will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. BALLHAWKS screens promptly at 7:30 p.m. A post-screening reception will be held immediately following the film at Forno Diablo, 433 West Diversey. For more information, please visit www.MidwestFilm.org.
ABOUT THE MIDWEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the nation's only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with regionally produced independent cinema every first Tuesday of the month at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark in Chicago. This year-round film festival sits proudly at the center of the independent film scene in Chicago and the Midwest and is dedicated to celebrating and strengthening that community. More information can be found on the Festival website: www.MidwestFilm.org.
This year's festival sponsors include Resolution Digital Studios, O'Connor Casting, Humana, ONE at Optimus, Redbox, Fletcher Camera & Lenses, SAGIndie, Sony, Abel Cine Tech, Illinois Film Office, AICP Midwest, Canon, Screen Magazine, Heineken, McDermott Will & Emery, Beast Editorial, Zacuto, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, Zipcar, Zaroban Design, J. Brown Photography, Left Brain Right Brain Productions, Chicago Film Office, Movietrax.tv, Airstream Audio, 59 Films, Candid Wines, Daufenbach Camera, Elephant Filmworks, Belden-Stratford Hotel, Kodak and Orbit Media Studios.