Field of Dreams (Book Club)
- Tue Aug 6
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Director: Phil Alden Robinson Run Time: 107 min. Rating: PG
Release Year: 1989
Starring: Amy Madigan, Burt Lancaster, Gaby Hoffmann, James Earl Jones, Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield
Based on the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, Field of Dreams tells the story of Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice’s directions don’t stop — even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
Moderator is Dennis Snelling, a member of The Society for American Baseball Research and the Pacific Coast League Historical Society. He is a three-time finalist for the Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year, including in 2017 for “Lefty O’Doul: Baseball’s Forgotten Ambassador” He reviews sports books for The New York Journal of Books, is a columnist for Minor Trips Digest, and formerly served as the Senior Writer for Helmar Baseball & Art Magazine. Dennis is currently a Chief Business Official for the Roseville City School District, and in 2018 completed his 45th year as Voice of the Downey Knights, serving as the football team’s Public Address Announcer.
Doors at 6; moderator /discussion at 6:30; film at 7:15