We’re happy to offer our DC readers the chance to attend a free early screening and Q&A for Sony Classics’ upcoming Yogi Berra documentary, It Ain’t Over! The film includes interviews with Derek Jeter, Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, Willie Randolph, Don Mattingly, Billy Crystal, Bob Costas, and more.
SYNOPSIS: Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra is one of baseball’s all-time greatest superstars. He amassed 10 World Series rings, three American League MVP awards and 18 All- Star Game appearances. He caught the only perfect game in World Series history in 1956. Yet for many observers his prolific accomplishments on the diamond were overshadowed by his remarkable and unique appeal as a pop culture personality. Long before athletes endorsing products became commonplace, Yogi was starring in TV commercials and connecting with fans from every demographic. His groundbreaking TV commercial appearances and unforgettable “Yogi-isms,” which initially appeared to be head-scratching philosophical nuggets, became fashionable catch-phrases that made him a national treasure and an endearing figure on the American pop culture landscape. In telling the complete story of his extraordinary journey, It Ain’t Over chronicles Berra’s life as a savvy, commanding, bad-ball-hitting-catcher with a squat frame but also a D-Day Navy veteran, coach and manager, loving husband and father and, yes, product endorser and originator (mostly) of his own brand of proverbs now ingrained into everyday life.
The screening takes place on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00pm at AMC Georgetown. The Q&A will include director Sean Mullin and Exec. Producer Lindsay Berra.
If you’d like to attend, simply send your RSVP to [email protected]. Please remember all screenings are first come first served and you’ll need to arrive early to ensure seating. Enjoy the show!
It Ain’t Over opens in DC theaters on May 19th.