By Mariela Rosario | 04/03/2009 - 12:20
The latest movie from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, (the same team behind the critically acclaimed Half Nelson) is a thoroughly enjoyable reality check. Sugar is a sports film, but instead of getting caught up in clichés, the film shines a light on the ramifications of MLB baseball recruitment in the Dominican Republic.
By Monica Herrera | 02/11/2009 - 09:29
Even the most praise-lavished movies on the festival circuit can take a year or more to make it to the general public, and Sugar is no different. This touching indie film, about a young Dominican baseball player whose talent brings him to Major League baseball tryouts in the U.S., first popped up on our radar when it premiered to much hype at last year's Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the fest's top honor, the Grand Jury Prize.