Indie Trailer Sunday: 'No No: A Dockumentary' on Pitcher Dock Ellis
by Alex Billington
August 10, 2014
"It was easier to pitch with the LSD, that's the way I was dealing with the fear of failure." Today's trailer is for another fascinating baseball documentary that premiered at Sundance this year (we also recommend The Battered Bastards of Baseball). This one is titled No No: A Dockumentary about pitcher Dock Ellis, the man famous for pitching a no-hitter game in 1970 while on LSD. "It was an ugly no-hitter," he admits in the trailer, but still a "no-no". While Dock passed away in 2008, filmmaker Jeff Radice was able to interview him extensively and it's amusing and enlightening to hear his story, filled with anecdotes, archival footage and stories from other players. Looks like another great baseball doc and I'm looking forward to seeing this.
Watch the official trailer for Jeff Radice's No No: A Dockumentary, originally from Yahoo:
Short synopsis: In the 1970s Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD and his outspoken style courted conflict and controversy, but his latter years were spent helping others recover from addiction. No No: A Dockumentary weaves a surprising and moving story of a life in and out of the spotlight. No No: A Dockumentary is directed by Jeff Radice, and received funding on Kickstarter in 2012 in order to be completed. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Dock's LSD story was also turned into an animated short film - seen on YouTube here. No No: A Dockumentary will be released in theaters on September 5th and VOD on September 2nd. Visit the official website here. Curious to see it?
Looks great. Such an amazing pitcher.
DAVIDPD on Aug 10, 2014
Being on acid actually makes baseball look good. Will look this out.
Carpola on Aug 11, 2014
I enjoyed immensely this poignant film showing the spiritual odyssey of Dock Ellis from pitcher throwing no-hitter on LSD to drug counselor. If you liked this film, you'll love the new film "Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories" which also shows the spiritual side of baseball icon Roberto Clemente. I got it from Amazon.
Victoria Evans on Sep 6, 2014
Grew up with Dock ....he used to spit on us LOL
scorpio63ish on Sep 7, 2014
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