April 18, 2016 – Pelham, NY – On Sunday, May 15th at 4:00 p.m. The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) will continue its new Science on Screen film series, with a screening of the new baseball documentary Fastball followed by a discussion and Q&A with the director Jonathan Hock.
Narrated by Kevin Costner, Fastball explores the age-old showdown between pitcher and batter. Former and current players, along with scientists and others, discuss how the magic of baseball boils down to the 396 milliseconds it takes a 100 mph fastball to reach home plate. Fastball is a look at how the game at its highest levels of achievement transcends logic and even skill, becoming the primal struggle for man to control the uncontrollable.
After the screening, TPH Director of Programming Clayton Bushong will moderate a discussion and Q&A with the director Jonathan Hock. Hock is a nine-time Emmy Award winning producer, director, writer, and editor. His first documentary feature Through the Fire had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005, and his later films The Lost Son of Havana (2009) and Off the Rez (2011) also premiered there. Hock has directed four documentaries for ESPN’s Emmy and Peabody Award winning “30 For 30” series, including Unguarded, which was named Best Documentary of the year by Sports Illustrated; The Best That Never Was (2010); Survive and Advance (2013) and Of Miracles and Men (2015). Hock’s series of documentary shorts, The Finish Line: Steve Nash, was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.
The family-friendly Science on Screen film series – taking place on three Sunday afternoons in the spring– creatively pairs current, classic, and documentary films with lively presentations and discussions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, medicine, and film. The Science on Screen series is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is supported by a grant by the latter. The Picture House is one of 47 independent theaters nationwide participating in the program.
Tickets to the screening of Fast Ball and post-film discussion are $15/general admission, $12/members, $10/seniors and students are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.