Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Sugar Trailer Debut
If you love baseball, this is the movie for you! Sugar follows Dominican born baseball pitcher Miguel "Sugar" Santos (played by Algenis Perez Soto), who gets recruited to play in the minor leagues in the US. It's an incredible look at the life of these born-to-play baseball players from the Dominican Republic and the culture shock they get when they arrive in America to start playing in the minor leagues. As great as this film is, it really doesn't go anywhere in the end, which left me a bit unsatisfied when I saw it at Sundance last year. But if you love baseball and/or just want to see a great character study, Sugar is a film not to miss.
Watch the trailer for Sugar:
You can also watch the Sugar trailer in High Definition on AOL
Sugar is both written and directed by husband and wife filmmakers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who made their break out debut with Half Nelson a few years earlier. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2008 and struggled to find a distributor, but was eventually picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. They are finally bringing Sugar to limited theaters starting on April 3rd this year.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Hey that's my home town. Davenport Iowa. That's also one of the best minor league ball parks in the country.
Chris on Jan 28, 2009
Hey Alex do you remember I wrote you once about this movie cause I worked in it! Thanks a lot for posting this man!
bltzie on Jan 28, 2009
The Minor League team he plays for in the movie is a Cardinals affiliate. Go Cardinals!
CardinalPride on Jan 28, 2009
I saw this movie at Sundance 2008 and it is amazing! Can't wait to finally see it again!
Tom Jensen on Jan 28, 2009
this looks pretty cool, huge baseball fan here... im lookin forward to seeing how the minors work a littlemore
sorr on Jan 28, 2009
I saw this film last year at the AFI Film Festival. It was amazing and touching. It's also good to see a film just about Dominicans
Barnaby Barrilla on Jan 29, 2009
I actually saw this film a few weeks ago. If interested, here is the review. Enjoy! The Rake http://thefilmnest.com/2009/01/sugar-film-review/
The Rake on Jan 29, 2009
Great review, thank you The Rake!
bltzie on Jan 29, 2009
Hey bltzie! What was your gig on the film?!
Tim "Cloverfield" on Jan 30, 2009
Looks interesting. Might be too slow for my friends though.
Dating in Toronto on Mar 23, 2009
Hey, if your interested in a real story about dominican baseball players, you should check out the documentary ' RUMBO A LAS GRANDES LIGAS (ROAD TO THE BIG LEAGUES) which introduces you to the young men who embark on this odyssey and shows you first hand the pressure and joy that go along with it. Through the eyes of local kids playing with pebbles to the perspective of Dominican major league stars David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero, this documentary reveals a side of 'America's Game' that few have ever seen before. Visit http://www.roadtothebigleagues.com for more information.
Paige on Sep 1, 2009
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