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Sports Films and Family Fun

Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day

Saturday, April 28

We're taking sports to the street in Tribeca!

Join ESPN New York at the 2012 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day.

Meet your favorite New York athletes, mascots, and sports personalities, shoot hoops, perfect your puck skills or learn how to throw the perfect pitch.

When: 10 to 6 p.m.

Where:
N. Moore Street (between Greenwich and West Streets)

Price: Free

>> More info about the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Sports Day

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

The festival runs from April 18 through 29. Click here more info and a complete schedule.

"BENJI" GALA PREMIERE
Friday, April 20th at 6 p.m.
BMCC in Tribeca
199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich and West Streets)

In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a sweet-natured youngster from the city's fabled South Side, and America's top high school basketball prospect. His senseless murder on the day before his senior season devastated the city of Chicago and sent ripples of anguish nationwide. A stirring portrait of a phenom admired both on the court and off, Benji tells the story of a legend who might've been.
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"BROKE" PREMIERE
Wednesday, April 25th at 9 p.m.
AMC Lowes Village 7
66 3rd Avenue at 11th Street

More money, more problems. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes end up broke within a few years of retirement. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it. >> More info

"KNUCKLEBALL"
DRIVE-IN PREMIERE
Saturday, April 21st at 8 p.m.
At the World Financial Center Plaza
West Street between Vesey & Liberty Streets

This classic sports story recounts the trials and triumphs of two of the best known knuckleball pitchers in the MLB: Tim Wakefield, a Red Sox veteran who recently announced his retirement after 19 years, and R.A. Dickey, an up-and-comer with the Mets looking to make a name for himself. This energetic documentary from the directors of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work deconstructs the controversial and erratic knuckleball style. >> More Info