Today at The Clinton: Wednesday, Mar 29

THE ONLY REAL GAME

THE ONLY REAL GAME

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“Inspiring! One of the most unusual movies ever made about baseball. Unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This is a story which must be told. It combines baseball with human rights… and human dignity.”-- Jeffrey Lyons, THE LYONS DEN
 

“Tremendous! This is a unique story about a pure love of the game. In particular the strength and wisdom of the women of Manipur is downright inspiring.” -- Tom Verducci, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ANALYST, MLB NETWORK & FOX

THE ONLY REAL GAME
Director: 
Mirra Bank
Country: 
USA | India
Year: 
2013
Runtime: 
82 minutes

THE ONLY REAL GAME explores the power of baseball for people in a troubled, distant place. The small, once princely state of Manipur joined the Indian Union under pressure in 1949 triggering a corrosive separatist conflict that continues to this day. With paltry infrastructure, widespread corruption and unemployment - it's an astonishing place to find reservoirs of inner strength that are tapped in pursuit of our National Pastime. Even more surprising in a deeply patriarchal society is that women are a driving cultural force. Though Manipur has been closed to the outside world for 60 years, baseball delivers release from daily struggles, and a dream for healing a wounded society. Dreams chase reality when First Pitch, a small group of baseball-loving New Yorkers, and two Major League Baseball Envoy coaches team up with Manipuri men, women and children to "Play Ball."

Special Admission

$7 general admission; $5 students and seniors over 62