Editor’s Note: The clip above contains strong racial slurs, used in a way to illustrate the problematic nature of using ethnic or racial names and mascots in professional sports. Neither the filmmakers nor the GMP condone the use of these words outside of this context.
Former major league baseball player from the seventies and eighties, Billy Sample, welcomes viewers to an edgy, satirical, R-rated comedy, titled Reunion 108. The screenplay took top honors at the Hoboken International Film Festival two years ago, and the movie offers a ‘fly on the wall glimpse’ of how behind the scenes can look amongst two different generations of players returning for a minor league reunion in this fictional Appalachian town. The movie is rated R, for pervasive sex references, crude dialogue, language and some strong sexuality.
There are a a few scenes that are very topical to current events, as this one (above) that questions the morality of using Native American nicknames for sports teams, the team in the nation’s capital in particular. Addressing this subject is new, yet Reunion 108 introduces a different slant on an issue and discussion that appears to be gaining steam in the public’s consciousness.
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