• TITLE (ORIGINAL): Knuckleball!

    TITLE (English): Knuckleball!
    DIRECTORS: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg
    YEAR: 2012
    LENGTH: 90 min
    FORMAT/COLOR/BW: Digital, color
    LANGUAGE: English with Spanish subtitles

    Directors: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg
    Producers: Dan Cogan, Christine Schomer, Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg
    Script: Christine Schomer, Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg
    Cinematographer: Charles Miller
    Editor: Pax Wassermann
    Music: Paul Brill
    Cast: Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough, Wilbur Wood, Tom Candiotti

    Award winning documentarians Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (“The Devil Came on Horseback”, 2007; “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”, 2010) deconstruct the unpredictable and erratic pitching style known as the
    knuckleball in this highly entertaining and enlightening sports documentary.

    “Knuckleball!” is the story of a few good men, a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball forced to resort to the lowest rung on the credibility ladder in their sport: throwing a ball so slow and unpredictable that no one wants anything to do with it. The film follows the Major League’s only knuckleballers in 2011, Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey, as they pursue a mercurial art form in a world that values speed, accuracy, and numerical accountability. It also feature former knuckleballers Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough, Wilbur Wood, Jim Bouton and Tom Candiotti.

    Rich with footage from deep within the Major League Baseball archive, we get a glimpse of the resonance ofbaseball through a single pitch. “Knuckleball!” shines a light on the matchless journey shared by a smallbrotherhood of men, and the undervalued pursuits of honor, craftsmanship, and survival.

    Director's Biography
    Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg are the Emmy-nominated co-directors of The Devil Came on Horseback and The Trials of Darryl Hunt, for which they received the duPont-Columbia Award and prizes at more than 30 festivals. Their most recent films are The End of America, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, and Burma Soldier.