CURACAO’S “BOYS OF SUMMER”
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Film Tells Inspirational Story of Curaçao’s Little League Baseball Giants
WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – July 19, 2010 – Nothing says summertime like little league baseball. And nothing says little league baseball like Curaçao’s Little League Baseball All-Stars!
The “Hidden Treasure of the Caribbean,” located between Aruba and Bonaire, the island of Curaçao is best known for its gorgeous blue waters and Blue Curaçao Liqueur, but perhaps should be just as famous for its little league baseball team! The Curaçao Little League Baseball All-Stars have competed at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for an incredible nine consecutive years, including a World Championship win in 2004.
BOYS OF SUMMER is a new documentary film that seeks to unveil the mystery of Curaçao’s youth baseball success. Premiering at the 2010 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival in New York City on July 28, the film tells the unexpected and inspirational story of Curaçao’s award-winning little league baseball team from the summer of 2008. The film was shot from May through September 2008.
The boys face injuries and obstacles in an attempt to keep the winning streak alive and become World Champions. With the help of manager Vernon Isabella, the youngest coach, at the ripe age of 21, to win the Little League World Championships in 2004, the team learns the meaning of national pride in a story that travels from a humble island ball field to the international spotlight and back.
BOYS OF SUMMER was directed, shot and produced by Keith Aumont, who had the original idea for the film after multiple trips to Curaçao with his wife, writer Jennifer van der Kwast, who grew up on the island.
For more information on BOYS OF SUMMER, visit www.boysofsummerfilm.com. For show times and tickets please visit www.nylatinofilm.com.