BY TAMBAY A. OBENSON
Continuing pre-festival highlights of films scheduled to screen at the upcoming African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) - the festival's 20th edition, to be held in Manhattan from November 23 to December 11.
Tribeca and ESPN Films documentary Boys of Summer, directed by Keith Aumont, stars Vernon Isabella and the Curaçao All-Star Team.
The film's short story goes... On the tiny Caribbean island of Curaçao, they take their Little League Baseball very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that Manager Vernon Isabella has sent his Little League All-Stars to the Little League World Series for an unprecedented 7 consecutive years. However, in the summer of 2008, the boys are faced with new challenges that could jeopardize their 8th chance at the championship. They must overcome injuries, team bickering and Puerto Rican Little League players who’ve already matured in order to do their team, manager, and nation proud.
At its core, Boys Of Summer is a film about baseball as a universally beloved pastime; about children carrying the privilege and burden of a nation's pride; about athletes competing at the highest level and the unexpected camaraderie that develops between these boys as they do what they love.
It'll screen on Tuesday, December 4 at 11AM at Teachers College (New York).