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Film premier: The Italian American Baseball Family

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Milford High School

31 West Fountain Street

Davoren Auditorium

Milford, MA 01757

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Of the more than four million Italians who left home between 1880 and 1920 with dreams of a better life, nobody could have imagined their children fulfilling the American dream by playing a game that was as foreign to them as the English language. Examining the experiences of baseball pioneers, current players and coaches, fans, and historians, filmmaker Roberto Angotti captures the story of how Italian Americans assimilated into popular culture through America’s favorite pastime in his new hour-long Italian American Baseball Family documentary. The film also explores how Italian Americans have circled back to Italy to help grow the game abroad by playing for Team Italy in the Olympics and the World Baseball Classic. Although brothers Vince, Joe and Dom DiMaggio may be premier Italian American Baseball Family, the Colabello's from Milford, Massachusetts are a perfect example of the modern day Italian American Baseball Family. Father Lou Colabello was the starting pitcher for Team Italy against host Team USA at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles during the 1984 Olympics, while his son Chris Colabello later played baseball in Italy as a youth and eventually went on to represent Team Italy like his father in the 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classics.


Please join us for the premier of the Italian American Baseball Family at Milford High School on January 27th. Following the film guests are encouraged to stay for Q&A session with director Roberto Angotti, Lou Colabello and Chris Colabello.

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