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Minneapolis.– The Beyond Borders Film Festival shows 23 films over five days at Minneapolis' Parkway Theater. Organized around the loosest possible idea, the world's cultural heritage, the event includes the screening of “Sugar,” about a Dominican baseball player, 19 years old, who is training in a Major League academy in his country.

When he comes to the United States to play minor league ball, he has to face culture shock as one the big challenges in his way.

Other films on the menu are "Revanche," the 2009 Austrian Oscar nominee, a suspenseful thriller in which the lives of two couples –a cop and his wife, a crook and his girlfriend– become entangled in surprising ways; and "Big Man Japan," one of the  funniest films of the year. Beginning as a puzzling series of off-the-cuff interviews with a downtrodden Japanese man, "Big Man" quickly reveals that, when criminals strike, he becomes a gigantic killing machine.

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6 comment(s)
Written by: gouletcolonial This user is banned, 22 Mar 2009 11:51 AM
From: Cuba, it is a secret the censors are looking for me
they say this is good film
Written by: letroudeballeGeneroso This user is banned, 22 Mar 2009 2:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Culture shock? You mean drinking alcohol, smoking and injecting drugs? You mean sleeping and/or hiring prostitutes the night before an elimination baseball game at the WBC? WE SHOULD NEVER Glorify these uneducated baseball players in baseball academies in SPM and other areas! They are all traitors and they all defame DR with their destructive behavior!
Written by: reveontiveros, 23 Mar 2009 11:22 AM
From: United States Virgin Islands
WOW THIS DOMINICAN GETS IT! Bravo! letroudeballeGeneroso
Written by: Glimmertwin, 23 Mar 2009 4:26 PM
From: United States
What a sore loser!!!!! We lost...again...... get over it..... dont disrespect all baseball players bcs of a few!!! Besides, you dont know what the other teams were doing.... I havent heard of a Dominican ball player overdosing!!!
We'll get em next time!
Written by: urbano2dr, 1 Apr 2009 9:20 AM
From: United States
The head line describes this film as being Dominican. it is not. it might be about Dominicans but that's about it. what it is? it is the point of view of two white American filmmakers, about a black Dominican trying to reach the American dream. In a industry (baseball or Hollywood) that its 99% white in its work force and out put. a Dominican has very few opportunity to tell our story's. This well intended upper middle class white producers are plundering our resources. we had our share of exploitation all ready. what are you going to write about? your not Black, Gay or Latino. well go and take it, give them a few mirrors and smile. I know story's are universal and the human condition blah blah. whats my problem? i should go out and make my own. i do. but the game is fix. try to get money to tell a non white story, good luck. while shooting a project, a black gaffer (rare i know) said to me, that i could make it as long as i dint open my mouth. my accent you see will give me away.
Written by: dalila5, 12 Jun 2009 10:59 AM
From: United Kingdom, london
i have just seen the movie and i really enjoyed it,for once a dominican theme movie who is not about sanky and beautiful playa!!
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