Bull Durham, 1988
Bull Durham works equally as a love story, a baseball fable and a comedy, while ignoring the clichés of each genre. David Ansen, Newsweek
This American romantic comedy sports film is based in part upon the minor-league baseball experiences of writer and director Ron Shelton. "Crash" Davis, a veteran of 12 years in minor league baseball, is sent down to the single-A Durham Bulls, of Durham, North Carolina, for a specific purpose: to educate hotshot rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin LaLoosh about becoming a major-league talent. The two get off to a rocky start, and Annie, a "baseball groupie" and lifelong spiritual seeker who has latched onto the "Church of Baseball," adds to the tensions driving the film. Bull Durham became a minor hit when released and is now considered one of the best sports movies of all time.
To create a full experience, these presentations include a brief introduction and opportunity for discussion following the films. Seating is available in the Modern's auditorium at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7 pm. The museum's galleries are open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series. This program is free and open to the public. Up to two free tickets can be obtained at the information desk beginning at 5 pm the day of the screening.