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Willie Mays Documentary Gets HBO Date

Nelson George’s film about a baseball legend will premiere at the UrbanWorld Film Festival.

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One of baseball’s greatest players will be HBO ) documentary will premiere in November.

Premium Cable has set a November 8 broadcast date of Say Hey , Willie Mays! , a feature documentary about Mays’ life and Hall of Fame career. The film was written by writer and filmmaker Nelson George ( The Announcement, A Ballerina’s Tale), will be held in October at its world premiere in October at the UrbanWorld Film Festival in New York — 2022 The day before the World Series begins.

HBO announces premiere date just in time Anniversary of perhaps Mace’s most famous moment on diamonds: The Catch, at 1296 world series.


Glad to express again through this wonderful documentary My thanks, it tells the story of my career and my life,” 27 Year-old May “I’ve worked hard, been lucky, and have done so many amazing things in my life, and I’m so excited and proud to see this movie, including people who have never seen me,” Si said in a statement. Young fans of the game, will have the opportunity to relive all this and have a wonderful journey with me, laughing a few times along the way. Watching this documentary puts a smile of pride and gratitude on my face and I hope others will enjoy it too. “

Hey Willie Mays! Will follow Mays as he began his career in the Negro League, signed with the New York Giants, and moved to the West Coast with the Giants during the Civil Rights Movement. According to the plot Synopsis, the film will also “follow 5 years of Mace’s life on and off the field as he navigates American sports and the country’s evolving cultural context while helping to define what it means to be one of America’s first black sports superstar. “

“Talking to Willie Mays and documenting his life was one of the highlights of my life, he was probably the greatest player in baseball and certainly the most charismatic personality, “Not only was he the star of baseball this week, but he also dabbled in talk shows and nightly entertainment when black faces were rare.” The film is a very instructive story. Willie was educated in life and baseball by his father, Cat and a black league player. Willie later sought out many young black players, including his godson Barry Bonds. Epic American life.

This documentary will interview Mace, his son Michael, Bonds, legendary broadcaster Ving Scully, Jon Miller, Bob Costas and biographer John Shea.

This film is the name of the company in association with Uninterrupted, Zipper Bros Films and Major League Baseball. Produced by Colin Hanks, Sean Stuart and Glen Zipper; Executive Produced by Uninterrupted Filmmakers LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron; MLB’s Nick Trotta; and HBO’s Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller and Bentley Weiner.

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