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No No: A Dockumentary

No No: A Dockumentary
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  • This film played during the 2014 Florida Film Festival
  • Directed by: Jeffrey Radice
  • USA, 2014, 100 minutes
  • In English
  • East Coast Premiere

“High as a Georgia pine” is how Dock Ellis described himself when, in June 1970, he pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In fact, he was fully tripping on LSD--contributing to the public notoriety of one of baseball’s most defiant bad boys, a self-styled “Muhammad Ali of Baseball” who used lunacy and intimidation to ensure wins. Whether it was wearing hair curlers in the dugout or beaning his opponent, Dock created outrage… and earned pennants for his team. However, his increasing dependence on amphetamines, especially the scourge of pro athletes called “Greenies,” took its toll on Dock, resulting in more violent and unstable behavior on the field and off. But Dock was not going down without a fight. His “second act” truly astonishes as he cleans up and turns his energies to helping others confront their addictions. Fresh from Sundance and sporting a fun soundtrack composed by Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, NO NO celebrates a fearless character who attracted controversy even as he pitched his way into legend.

Preceded by

The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed

JFK places a salty call to his staff, questioning a potentially embarrassing expenditure. The blowback is hilarious… and a little haunting.

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