Series/Themes: Spotlight Screenings
Film Year: 1989
Film Length: 107 min.
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Featuring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta
While walking through his cornfield one evening, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice whispering, “if you build it, he will come.” An image of a baseball diamond appears in his fields, and Ray is compelled to follow the mysterious signs. After plowing down his corn to make room for the field, he continues to receive messages from this unknown source. Ray reluctantly follows the clues that take him on a journey through the history of a beloved American pastime. The classic film tells a heartwarming tale of sportsmanship and family, standing as a symbol for Hollywood’s magical storytelling capabilities. Introduction by Chandler Ferrebee (VAFF), discussion with Brian Truitt (USA Today), moderated by Bob Schotta
Vinegar Hill Theatre