National Braille Press and the Association of Blind Citizens will premiere the award winning Documentary, The Renegades: A Beep Ball Story
What: National Braille Press (NBP), is collaborating with the Association of Blind Citizens to premiere the film, The Renegades: A Beep Ball Story on Thursday, April 11th at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. The film features National Braille Press’s Joe Quintanilla, who is a member of the Beep Ball team. This powerful documentary tells the tale of a baseball team comprised of blind athletes and proves that losing your vision doesn’t mean losing your competitive spirit. Beyond the games, it’s about the people and their stories. The film looks at hope, heartache and what it means to play as a team. From a man who lost his sight when he got hit in the head with a baseball bat as a child, to another who not only was afflicted with total blindness but also has cancer and a heart condition.
NBP is the nation’s premier braille publisher located in Boston’s historic Back Bay and has been an innovator in the braille community since 1927. For blind people, braille is an essential means to literacy and NBP works to provide access to a lifetime of opportunity for blind people by producing a variety of information in braille.
Who: Film Directors Jack Clancy and Liz Clancy Lerner Members of the Renegades beep baseball team
Brian Mac Donald, President, National Braille Press
Joe Quintanilla, Renegade team member and National Braille Press Dir. of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
John Oliveira, President, Association of Blind Citizens, a sponsor of the Renegades team
When: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Reception 6:00 p.m.
Q and A following the film with the directors and members of the Renegades beep baseball team
Where: Revere Hotel Boston Common
200 Stuart Street
Note: To view a trailer of the film go to: http://www.bestdogeverfilms.com/#
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