Hollywood heavyweights and die-hard Red Sox fans Bobby and Peter Farrelly, currently working on a modern adaptation of the classic Three Stooges comedy act starring Sean Penn, will unveil their first documentary project “The Lost Son of Havana” at Boston’s Independent Film Festival 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.
A deeply personal film about future Hall of Fame pitcher Luis Tiant’s journey back to his native homeland of Cuba for the first time in 46 years, “The Lost Son of Havana” was written and directed by Jonathan Hock, whose previous documentaries include “The Streak,” “Michael Jordan To The Max,” and the award-winning “Through the Fire.”
The documentary follows Tiant, now aged 67, as he confronts his guilt for leaving his impoverished homeland to pursue his dreams of baseball, juxtaposed with old friends and teammates’ reminiscences about his incredible career. Face to face with his own mortality, Tiant comes to terms with how the Cuban-American conflict has shaped his identity and his career.
Tiant will attend the premiere screening on Saturday, April 25 along with Bobby and Peter Farrelly, Chris Cooper, Director Jonathan Hock and many other actors and former and current Red Sox players.
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