• Screwball

    Directed by Billy Corben
    USA | 105 minutes | True Stories

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in Billy Corben’s audacious, occasionally surreal, and supremely entertaining documentary skewering the players, officials and other hangers-on — chief among them Anthony Bosch, steroid supplier to the stars — involved in the 2013 Major League Baseball doping scandal.

film synopsis

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in Billy Corben's supremely entertaining and occasionally surreal documentary that skewers the players, officials, drug dealers, and other hangers-on involved in the 2013 Major League Baseball doping scandal. Structured in a way that makes knowledge of baseball - or even interest in the sport - almost irrelevant, Corben's deep dive into this colorfully criminal world is replete with unforgettable characters, chief among them Anthony Bosch, the unlicensed anti-aging "doctor" and head honcho of Biogenesis of America, supplier of steroids to superstars of the era. What is perhaps most surprising here is the willingness of Bosch, Porter Fischer - the partner Bosch betrayed, which partially led to Bosch's downfall - and so many others to talk openly and even brazenly about such blatantly bad behavior. Very few escape unscathed, and, while the goings-on will have you shaking your head in disbelief, the overall effect is an insolent and audacious rollercoaster ride.

film details

Country: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 105 minutes
Language: English
Director: Billy Corben
Producers: Alfred Spellman, Billy Corben
Primary Company: Greenwich Entertainment
Cinematographers: B.J. Golnick, Alexa Harris
Editor: David Cypkin
Music: 10k Islands
Website: www.rakontur.com

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Director Billy Corben

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