Movie Review: Boys of Summer

Boys Of Summer - All Star Team
Liga Pabao/All-Star Team

Bases loaded. One out. Curaçao is up by one in the final inning of the 2007 Little League World Series.

Japan's Kanekubo is up to bat. On a 2-2 count, he hits a walk-off grand slam to give Japan the win and send the preteens from Curaçao back to their Caribbean home — to start over. Filmmaker Keith Aumont documents the team's 2008 comeback in Boys of Summer. With island beaches and the streets of Willemstad as a backdrop, you get to know the players: Slow-running Shen loves to show off his medals; Junters dreams of pitching in the majors; manager Vernon teaches life lessons under the guise of baseball technique. Most of all, watch boys playing the sport they love on the island they love.

Catch the film at the Festival de Cine Global Dominicano in the Dominican Republic, Nov. 16-21. boysofsummerfilm.com — af