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Baseball Documentary NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY to Hit Theaters 9/5
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The documentary NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY will be in theaters on September 5th and DVDs. The film is about former Pittburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis, who tossed a no-hitter in 1970 while on LSD, and was one of the original personalities in sports, but who went to great lengths to rehabilitate himself and others in his second career following baseball. NO NO previously played at the Sundance FF earlier this year.
On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 137 years of organized professional baseball, it's the only no-hitter tossed while the pitcher was on LSD. Dock was often embroiled in controversy on and off the field. While professional baseball hadn't fully embraced racial equality, he was an outspoken leader who lived the expression 'Black is Beautiful!' His fearlessness enabled him to become one of the most intimidating pitchers of the 70's and a trailblazer for a new wave of civil rights.
After retiring, Dock became as outspoken about his career-spanning substance abuse issues as he had been about intolerance. He spent decades utilizing his brash approach as a counselor, helping other addicts in their recoveries. Through intimate stories and a trove of archival footage, NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY brings Dock's vibrant life to light, burnishing the legend and revealing the man behind it.
Official Website: www.nonoadockumentary.com
NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY
Distribution Company: The Orchard
Theatrical Release Date: September 5, 2014
VOD Release Date: September 2, 2014
Directed by: Jeffrey Radice
Original Music by: Adam Horovitz
Featuring interviews with: Dock Ellis, Steve Blass, Dave Cash, Al Oliver, Enos Cabel, Tom Reich, Bob Watson, Dan Epstein, Mudcat Grant, Gene Clines, Scipio Spinks, Jim Sundberg, and Roberto Clemente, Jr.
Running Time: 100 minutes